Rogers is a 1956 graduate of Las Vegas HighSchool. He has degrees in accounting (B.S.) and law(LL.B.) from the University of Arizona and a Masterof Laws (LL.M.) from the University of SouthernCalifornia. He was a teaching fellow in the lawschool of the University of Illinois in 1963 and1964. In 1998, he was awarded a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) fromthe University of Arizona. Rogers holds honorary doctorates from University of Arizona, Idaho State University, Kentucky Wesleyan, Carroll College and University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is also a member of the State Bar Associations of Nevada, Arizona and California. Rogers was in active law practice in Las Vegas from 1964 through 1988.