Last updated on: 10/1/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert M. Hardaway, JD Biography

Title:
Professor of Law at the University of Denver College of Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Perhaps no other experience in American life draws a closer parallel to the prohibition of drugs, prostitution, and gambling than the prohibition of alcohol by the Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution. America’s great experiment, prohibition, raised fundamental questions about how law is created, and the role of values and cultural traditions in the law-making process of a democratic society.

The lessons of prohibition were learned only after years of upheaval, violence, suffering, and corruption. Even so, lessons learned often are forgotten by the next generation. It is history’s important role to remind succeeding generations of thos lessons so that they can be learned in a way less expensive than hard experience.”

No Price Too High, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Law, University of Denver College of Law
  • Formerly Taught at University of California Hastings Law School and George Washington University Law School
  • Former Deputy District Attorney, Arapahoe County, Colorado
  • Former Attorney, Colorado Public Defender
  • Former Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy
  • Member, Order of the Coif
Education:
  • JD, New York University Law School, 1971
  • BA, cum laude, Amherst College, 1968
Other:
  • None found