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Professorships

Andrew R. Klein, Paul E. Beam Professor of Law

Andrew R. Klein
Dean and Paul E. Beam Professor of Law

"I feel fortunate to be at a school where people are upbeat and supportive of one another. Around here, no one says, 'We can't do that.' Instead, they say, ' How can we make it happen?'"

The Paul E. Beam Professorship is made possible by a gift to the law school from the estate of the late Paul E.Beam, Sr., a 1921 graduate of the school. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member, Mr. Beam was an Indianapolis attorney who served as general counsel to the Indiana State Bar Association for many years.

Gary R. Roberts, Dean and Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law

Gary R. Roberts
Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law

In 2007, a professorship reserved for the dean (or former dean) of the law school was spearheaded by, and ultimately named for, Gerald L. Bepko. Bepko is Chancellor Emeritus of IUPUI, as well as a former professor and dean of the law school whose reputation for administrative excellence will benfit the law school community for generations to come.

George Edwards, Carl M. Gray Professor of Law

George E. Edwards
Carl M. Gray Professor of Law

The Carl M. Gray Professorship is named for the late Mr. Gray, a Petersburg, Indiana attorney who made a gift in 1978 to support programs at the law school. Mr. Gray, a former trustee of Indiana University, was recognized during his lifetime for distinguished service by both the Indiana and American Bar Associations.

Frank Emmert, John S. Grimes Professor of Law

Frank Emmert
John S. Grimes Professor of Law

"In the 21st century, whether it concerns commerce and trade, the protection of intellectual property, consumers, or the environment, family matters or immigration, the law has become international because our world has become internationally dependent and integrated. Even in areas that are not international as such, for example our health and social protection system, we benefit from comparison with solutions found elsewhere because we can learn from the good examples and the mistakes of others. Consequently, legal education in the 21st century must be international."

The John S. Grimes Professorship is made possible thanks to a bequest from the estate of Mr. John S. Grimes. Mr. Grimes was a Professor Emeritus of the law school who taught Property and Trusts and Estates.

Nicholas P. Terry, Hall Render Professor of Law

Nicolas P. Terry
Hall Render Professor of Law

"Health law is my passion. Every day its study confuses, challenges, disappoints and delights. And every such moment shared with students is both memorable and immeasurably valuable."

The Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman Professorship was made possible by a generous gift to the law school from the late William S., ’51, and Christine S. Hall. Mr. Hall, founded the firm that is the namesake of this endowed professorship in 1967. The firm has focused its practice on health law and is now recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent health law firms.

Florence Wagman Roisman, William F. Harvey Professor of Law

Florence Wagman Roisman
William F. Harvey Professor of Law

"I consider my charge as a teacher of law to be: to encourage and enable my students to work toward what Cardozo called 'the justice to which law in its making should conform... a yearning for what is fine or high.'"

The William F. Harvey Professorship was established by Michael D. McCormick, a 1980 graduate of the law school. The former general counsel of Bindley Western Industries and long-time supporter of the law school funded two endowed professorships with his generous gift.

R. George Wright, Lawrence A. Jegen III Professorship

R. George Wright
Lawrence A. Jegen III Professorship

"My scholarship is often drawn directly from my classroom teaching. While my work often enters into the realm of the philosophical, the goal is always to address and respond to real legal problems and to the real concerns of persons affected by the law."

The Lawrence A. Jegen III Professorship was established by Michael D. McCormick, a 1980 graduate of the law school. The former general counsel of Bindley Western Industries and long-time supporter of the law school funded two endowed professorships with his generous gift.

Linda Kelly Hill, M. Dale Palmer Professor of Law

Linda Kelly
M. Dale Palmer Professor of Law

The M. Dale Palmer Professorship was established in 1997 by the generosity of M. Dale Palmer, ’61, a respected attorney and businessman.

David Orentlicher, Samuel R. Rosen I Professor of Law

David Orentlicher
Samuel R. Rosen I Professor of Law

"Because our society resolves so many of its most difficult moral challenges in the courts, lawyers have an important opportunity--and responsibility--to advance the cause of social justice."

The Samuel R. Rosen Professorships are named in honor of the late Judge Rosen, a respected member of Indiana's legal community. The 1933 graduate of Harvard Law School held a number of judicial posts after he moved to Indiana in 1963, including serving as deputy attorney general, an Indiana Supreme Court administrator and the state's first senior judge accorded "at-large" judicial authority in Indiana. In 1992, Judge Rosen made a gift for the benefit of the law school to honor his Harvard classmate, Cleon H. "Bill" Foust, who served as dean of the school from 1967 until 1973. That gift supports these endowed professorships.

Gerard Magliocca, Samuel R. Rosen II Professor of Law

Gerard Magliocca
Samuel R. Rosen II Professor of Law

"Professors and students work together to push the search for truth a little further. Let's get started."

The Samuel R. Rosen Professorships are named in honor of the late Judge Rosen, a respected member of Indiana's legal community. The 1933 graduate of Harvard Law School held a number of judicial posts after he moved to Indiana in 1963, including serving as deputy attorney general, an Indiana Supreme Court administrator and the state's first senior judge accorded "at-large" judicial authority in Indiana. In 1992, Judge Rosen made a gift for the benefit of the law school to honor his Harvard classmate, Cleon H. "Bill" Foust, who served as dean of the school from 1967 until 1973. That gift supports these endowed professorships.

Lawrence A. Jegen III, Thomas F. Sheehan Professor of Tax Law and Policy

Lawrence A. Jegen III
Thomas F. Sheehan Professor of Tax Law and Policy

"In the end, whether or not an individual has become an exceptional or outstanding lawyer is mostly due to the effort and discipline which he or she puts forth as a law student and thereafter. The finest teachers and the most generous amounts of support of parents, spouses, and friends are not enough to cause greatness to be manifested by those who do not care to be great in a particular endeavor. Greatness comes from within each of us, and ultimately, greatness is manifested only by those who demonstrate that they were able to overcome difficulties which the rest of us could not."

The Thomas F. Sheehan Professorship of Tax Law and Policy was established in 1981 by Thomas F., ’68, and Joan M. Sheehan.  The professorship is intended to foster important teaching and research on tax law and policy.

Nicholas L. Georgakopulos, Harold R. Woodard Professor of Law

Nicholas L. Georgakapoulos
Harold R. Woodard Professor of Law

"Students should realize that each semester's class discussion is new, responding to the changing environment where legal interpretation and analysis happens."

The Harold R. Woodard Professorship was established in 2004 and awarded for the first time in 2006. Clara Woodard gave the founding gift and named it in memory of her late husband, Harold R. Woodard. Mr. Woodard was a well-known intellectual property attorney and partner at the firm of Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry. He taught for many years as an adjunct professor at the law school.