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February 25, 2009
CANCELLED: Black Law Students Association presents
A Guest Lecture

Speaker: Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Rucker
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Wynne Courtroom
Contact: Chiazor A.N. Okagbue at


Robert D. Rucker was the 105th justice appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Frank O'Bannon in the first African-American to sit on the Indiana Supreme Court. Born in Canton, Georgia, Justice Rucker grew up in Gary, Indiana, and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Justice Robert D. RuckerHe is a graduate of Indiana University (B.A. 1974) and Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D. 1976). In 1998, he earned a Master of Laws degree in the judicial process from the University of Virginia Law School. Prior to his appointment to the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Rucker served as a Judge on the Indiana Court of Appeals, having been appointed to that position in 1991 by Governor Evan Bayh.