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The Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis prepares its students for a wide range of legal careers. Our success in training our students to uphold the fine traditions of good lawyering is evidenced by the outstanding professional and civic achievements of our alumni, who practice in every state as well as abroad.


One of Indiana University’s two independent law schools, the IU School of Law-Indianapolis traces its origins to the late nineteenth century when the first of its private predecessor schools, the Indiana Law School was established in 1894. Fifty years later, the school became an integral part of Indiana University. With more than 1000 students, the IU School of Law-Indianapolis is the largest law school in the state of Indiana, and one of the few Big Ten law schools to offer the cultural, recreational and professional advantages of an urban educational environment. Additionally, it is the only law school in Indiana to offer a part-time evening program.


Located on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis and the IU Medical Center, the school is just minutes away from the state’s courts, legislature, and major law firms, giving students opportunities not only to observe the legal process in action, but also to participate in that process as law clerks, judicial interns and legislative staff assistants.


The school is housed in Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that is one of the most technologically-advanced schools in the country.


In addition to the JD degree, students may pursue joint degrees through programs offered in cooperation with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, School of Library and Information Science, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, School of Social Work, and the School of Medicine and School of Liberal Arts. The school also offers an LL.M. program with five tracks of study: American Law for Foreign Lawyers; International and Comparative Law; Health Law, Policy and Bioethics; Intellectual Property Law; and International Human Rights Law. A Doctor of Juridical Science degree is also offered.


Students at the IU School of Law-Indianapolis have a wide range of backgrounds, bringing diverse professional and personal experience to the classroom. The most recent entering class included students from nearly 185 colleges and universities across the country. The median credentials for entering students were a GPA of 3.61 and an LSAT score of 156.


The school’s library contains more than 600,000 volumes or volume equivalents and is a depository for U.S. government and United Nations publications. Every student is given instruction in information retrieval systems, including LEXIS and WESTLAW.


The school’s clinical programs train students in basic lawyering skills. With faculty supervision, students participate in a Civil Practice Clinic, a Civil Practice Disability Clinic, a Criminal Defense Clinic, an Immigration Clinic and an Appellate Practice Clinic.


In 2003, the school established its Center for International and Comparative Law. This Center is the nucleus from which all international programs at the school emanate. Providing direction and guidance for the school’s LL.M. Program in International and Comparative Law, the summer study programs in China, Europe, Central Europe and Latin America, as well as Human Rights Law Internships, the Center is the point of contact for students and faculty with interests in international law.


Each year the school sponsors a month-long Chinese Law Summer Program at Renmin University in Beijing. The school also offers a European Law Summer Program in Strasbourg, France, and a Latin American Summer Program. The school also hosts a summer study program near Dubrovnik, Croatia, as part of its Central and Eastern European Law Summer Program. Additionally, our Program in International Human Rights Law is designed to promote legal study and scholarship in international human rights.


Another special program of interest is the school’s William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health. Established in 1986, the Hall Center is a resource for the study of critical issues in health care. The school’s location, on the same campus as the world-renowned IU Medical Center, allows interaction among noted scholars and practitioners in both disciplines.


In 2008, the Environmental Law Forum was established and hosts an annual spring symposium on environmental law issues.


Activities available to students include the Indiana Law Review, the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, the Indiana Health Law Review, intramural, regional and national moot court and client counseling competitions. The school offers more than 30 student organizations, including the International Law Society, the Environmental and Health Law Societies, the Federalist Society, the Republican Law Coalition, the Democratic Law Society, the Lambda Law Society, the Women’s Caucus, the Dean’s Tutorial Society, and Equal Justice Works, just to name a few. These organizations serve to complement the rigorous academic instruction at the school. The average grade for coursework at the school is in the range of 2.9-3.1 on a 4.0 scale. For more information, visit the law school website:


Dean: Gary R. Roberts (317) 274-2581

Vice Dean: Paul N. Cox (317) 274-1950

Student Services and Admissions - Associate Dean:

Angela Espada (317) 274-2459

Institutional Advancement - Assistant Dean:

Jonna Kane MacDougall (317) 274-1908

Professional Development - Assistant Dean: Chasity Thompson (317) 278-2172

Student Affairs - Assistant Dean: Matthew Banker (317) 274-8113

Admissions - Director: Patricia Kinney (317) 274-2459

Development - Director: Amanda Kamman (317) 278-7541

External Affairs - Director: Elizabeth Allington (317) 278-3038

Finance and Administration - Director: Virginia Marschand (317) 274-8814

Major Gifts - Director: Joyce Hertko (317) 278-9736

Library - Director: Judith Anspach (317) 274-1931




GARY R. ROBERTS, (Law Professor), born Owatonna, Minnesota, April 24, 1948; admitted to bar, 1975, California; 1976, District of Columbia. Education: Bradley University (B.A., 1970); Stanford University (J.D., 1975). COURSES:Sports Law, Business Enterprises.


CYNTHIA MATSON ADAMS, (Law Professor), born Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 20, 1955; admitted to bar, 1983, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Education: Kentucky Wesleyan College (B.A., 1977); Indiana University-Indianapolis (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Legal Analysis, Research and Communication.


JUDITH ANSPACH, (Law Professor), born Akron, Ohio; Education: Kent State University (B.S.; M.L.S.); Mississippi College School of Law (J.D., 1983).


CYNTHIA A. BAKER, (Law Professor), born March 25, 1966; admitted to bar, 1991, Indiana. Education: Valparaiso University (B.A., 1988); Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., 1991).


GERALD L. BEPKO, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1965, Illinois; 1973 Indiana. Education: Northern Illinois University (B.S., 1962); Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1965); Yale University (LL.M., 1972). COURSES:Commercial Law.


SHAWN M. BOYNE, (Law Professor), born Stevens Point, Wisconsin, June 11, 1958; admitted to bar, 1992, New Mexico. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1980); University of Minnesota (M.B.A., 1985); University of Southern California (J.D., 1991); University of Wisconsin (M.A., 2002; Ph.D., 2007); Justus-Liebig Universität (LL.M., 2008). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence.


KAREN E. BRAVO, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1998, New York; 1999, District of Columbia; 2000, Massachusetts. Education: University of the West Indies (B.A., 1985); Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1997); New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2004). COURSES:International Business Transactions, Trade Law.


ROBERT BROOKINS, (Law Professor), born Union City, New Jersey; Education:  University of South Florida (B.S., 1974); Cornell University (J.D., 1978; Ph.D., 1990). COURSES:Sex Discrimination, Employment Law, Torts.


KENNETH D. CHESTEK, (Law Professor), born Cincinnati, Ohio; Education: Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1975); University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1979).


DANIEL H. COLE, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, September 7, 1958; admitted to bar, 1987, New Mexico. Education: Occidental College (A.B., 1980); University of Chicago (A.M., 1981); Lewis and Clark College (J.D., 1986); Stanford University (J.S.M., 1991; J.S.D., 1996). COURSES:Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Property, International Environmental Law.


JEFFREY COOPER, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, July 1, 1964; admitted to bar, 1992, Pennsylvania; 1994, District of Columbia. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1986); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Products Liability.


PAUL N. COX, (Law Professor), born Salt Lake City, Utah, March 17, 1949; admitted o bar, 1974, Utah. Education: Utah State University (B.S., 1971); University of Utah (J.D., 1974); University of Virginia (LL.M., 1980). COURSES:Corporations, Corporate Finance, Securities Regulation, Employment Discrimination.


ERIC R. DANNENMAIER, (Law Professor), born St. Louis, Missouri, July 5, 1959; admitted to bar, 1985, Massachusetts; 1990, District of Columbia. Education: Drury College (B.A., 1981); Boston University (J.D., 1984); Columbia University (LL.M., 2006). COURSES: Environmental Law (80&percent,), International Environmental Law (20&percent,), Property, Administrative Law.


JAMES DAVIS DIMITRI, (Law Professor), born Valparaiso, Indiana, September 4, 1967; admitted to bar, 1993, Indiana. Education: Indiana University (B.S., 1990); Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., 1993). COURSES:Legal Analysis, Researchand Communication.


JENNIFER ANN DROBAC, (Law Professor), born Walnut Creek, California, October 23, 1959; admitted to bar, 1992, California. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1981; M.A., 1987); Stanford Law School (J.D., 1987; J.S.D., 2000). COURSES:Family Law, Professional Responsibility.


GEORGE EUGENE EDWARDS, (Law Professor), born Raleigh, NC, August 26, 959; Education: North Carolina State University (B.A., 1981); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1986). COURSES:International Human Rights Law.


FRANK EMMERT, (Law Professor), born Wiesbaden, Germany, December 3, 1962; Education: University of Maastricht (Ph.D., 1998); University of Michigan (1989); University of Munich Law School (LL.M., 1988).


NICHOLAS GEORGAKAPOULOS, (Law Professor), born Athens, Greece; admitted to bar, 1989, New York and Greece (with EU reciprocity). Education: Athens University School of Law (Ptyhion Nomikis, 1987); Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1988; S.J.D., 1992). COURSES: Business Associations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bankruptcy Law, Securities Regulation.


CARRIE HAGAN-GRAY, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2005, Ohio; 2007, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Education: University of Kansas (B.A., 2001); University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 2005).


JOHN LAWRENCE HILL, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, February 29, 1960; admitted to bar, 1988, Illinois; 1993, California. Education: Northern Illinois University (B.A., 1982; M.A., 1985); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1988); Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Ethics (Ph.D., 1989).


MAX HUFFMAN, (Law Professor), born Anchorage, Alaska, 1973; admitted to bar, 1998, Ohio; 2003, District of Columbia. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1995); University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Anti-trust, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law.


LAWRENCE A. JEGEN, III, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, November 16, 1934; admitted to bar, 1959, Illinois; 1963, Indiana. Education: Beloit College (B.A., 1956); University of Michigan (J.D., 1959; M.B.A., 1960); New York University (LL.M., 1963). COURSES:Civil and Criminal, Federal and State Taxation, Business and Estate Planning, Philanthropy.


ROBERT A. KATZ, (Law Professor), born Suffern, New York; admitted to bar, 1992, Massachusetts. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1987); University of Chicago (J.D., 1992). COURSES:Trusts, Estates, Nonprofit Organizations.


LINDA KELLY HILL, (Law Professor), born Bridgeport, Connecticut; admitted to bar, 1992, Florida. Education: University of Virginia (B.A., 1988; J.D., 1992). COURSES:Family Law, Immigration Law, Trusts and Estates and Conflict of Water.


ELEANOR D. KINNEY, (Law Professor), born Boston, Massachusetts, January 17, 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, Ohio; 1978, North Carolina. Education: Duke University (A.B., 1969; J.D., 1973); University of Chicago (M.A., 1970). COURSES:Health Law, Administrative Law, Insurance Law, Torts.


ANDREW R. KLEIN, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, March 9, 1963; admitted to bar, 1988, Illinois. Education: University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1985); Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1988). COURSES:Torts, Environmental Law.


NORMAN LEFSTEIN, (Law Professor), born Rock Island, Illinois, July 16, 1937; admitted to bar, 1961, Illinois; 1963, District of Columbia. Education: Augustana College; Georgetown University (LL.M., 1964); University of Illinois (LL.B., 1961). COURSES:Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy.


MARIA PABON LOPEZ, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1989, Pennsylvania; 1991, Puerto Rico; 1996, Texas. Education: Princeton University (B.A., 1985); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Trusts and Estates, Immigration Law, Family Law.


GERARD N. MAGLIOCCA, (Law Professor), born New Brunswick, New Jersey; admitted to bar, 1998, New Jersey; 1999, District of Columbia. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1995); Yale Law School (J.D., 1998). COURSES:Intellectual Property, Torts, Criminal Law, Legal History, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law.


ALISON MARTIN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1992, Illinois. Education: University of Illinois (B.S., 1986); University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., 1992).


DEBORAH B. MCGREGOR, (Law Professor), born Evansville, Indiana, December 9, 1951; admitted to bar, 1983, Virginia; 1984, Colorado. Education: University of Evansville (B.A., 1973); Georgetown University (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Legal Analysis, Research and Communication.


SUSANAH M. MEAD, (Law Professor), born Indianapolis, Indiana, August 10, 1947; admitted to bar, 1976, Indiana. Education: Smith College (B.A., 1969); Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Torts, Products Liability.


MARY HARTER MITCHELL, (Law Professor), born Ashland, Ohio, March 9, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Indiana. Education: Butler University (B.A., 1975); Cornell University (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Church - State, Contracts, Family Law. Email: macmitch @


EMILY MICHIKO MORRIS, (Law Professor), born Cincinnati, Ohio, December 14, 1969; admitted to bar, 2004, Virginia; 2005, District of Columbia. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1992); University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (M.D., 1995); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Copyright Law.


NOVELLA L. NEDEFF, (Law Professor), born Indianapolis, Indiana; Education: Indiana University (B.A., 1980); Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis (J.D., 1983).


JAMES P. NEHF, (Law Professor), born Oak Park, Illinois, April 5, 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, District of Columbia. Education: Knox College (B.A., 1979); University of North Carolina (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Contracts, Consumer Protection, Secured Transactions.


DAVID ORENTLICHER, (Law Professor), born Washington, D.C., May 2, 1955; admitted to bar, 1988, District of Columbia; 1993, Illinois. Education: Brandeis University (A.B., 1977); Harvard Medical School (M.D., 1981); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1986). COURSES:Bioethics and Law, Constitutional Law.


JOANNE ORR, (Law Professor), born Manchester, New Hampshire, December 26, 1955; admitted to bar, 1986, Indiana. Education: Indiana State University (B.S., 1977); California Western School of Law (J.D., 1986).


ANTONY YANG PAGE, (Law Professor), born December 11, 1966; admitted to bar, 1998, California. Education: McGill University (B.Comm., 1988); Simon Fraser University (M.B.A., 1990); Stanford Law School (J.D., 1997).


H. KATHLEEN PATCHEL, (Law Professor), born Montgomery, Alabama, August 24, 1956; admitted to bar, 1981, Georgia. Education: Huntingdon College (A.B., 1978); University of North Carolina (J.D., 1981); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1987). COURSES: Commercial Law, Constitutional Law.


MICHAEL J. PITTS, (Law Professor), Education: Northwestern University (B.S.J., 1993); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1999).


PETER A. PRESCOTT, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2007, Texas. Education: Augustana College (B.A., 1992); University of Chicago (M.S., 1993); University of Texas at Austin (M.P.A., 1999); University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 2006). COURSES:Business Law, Taxation, Business Planning, Business Taxation.


FLORENCE WAGMAN ROISMAN, (Law Professor), born New York, N.Y., February 21, 1939; admitted to bar, 1963, New York; District of Columbia. Education: University of Connecticut (B.A., 1959); Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1963). COURSES: Property, Civil Procedure, Housing Discrimination, Homelessness.


JOAN RUHTENBERG, (Law Professor), born Memphis, Tennessee; admitted to bar, 1980, Indiana. Education: Mississippi State University for Women (B.A., 1959); Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis (J.D., 1980). COURSES:Legal Analysis, Research and Communication.


JOEL M. SCHUMM, (Law Professor), born Celina, Ohio; admitted to bar, 1998, Indiana. Education: Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A., 1992); University of Cincinnati (M.A., 1994); Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Legal Analysis, Research and Communication.


FRANCES WATSON, (Law Professor), born Jeffersonville, Indiana, January 6, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980, Indiana. Education: Ball State University (B.S., 1976); Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Criminal Defense Clinic.


LLOYD T. WILSON, JR., (Law Professor), born Crawfordsville, Indiana, February 6, 1955; admitted to bar, 1982, Indiana. Education: Wabash College (B.A., 1977); Duke University (M.A., 1978); Indiana University School of Law (J.D., 1982). COURSES: Legal Analysis, Research and Communication.


MARY THERESE WOLF, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, November 8, 1946; admitted to bar, 1974, Illinois and Iowa; 1985, Indiana. Education: St. Xavier College (B.A., 1969); University of Iowa (J.D., 1974). COURSES:Interviewing and Counseling, Civil Practice Clinic. Email:mwolf @


R. GEORGE WRIGHT, (Law Professor), born Plainfield, New Jersey; admitted to bar, 1982, Indiana. Education: University of Virginia (A.B., 1972); Indiana University (Ph.D., 1976); Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence.