Sean Southern

Associate Director, Office of Professional Development

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, Room 115C
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

Phone: (317) 278-2172
Fax: (317) 278-4775


B.A., 2000, Ball State University
M.A., 2002, DePaul University
J.D., 2007, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (cum laude)


Sean Southern joined the Office of Professional Development in January 2011. He graduated from Ball State University with degrees in English and History and earned a Master of Arts in English from DePaul University. Sean graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Following law school, Sean practiced law in both the public and private sectors. First, he joined a large Chicago law firm where he focused his practice on commercial leasing and other real estate matters. Thereafter, Sean represented indigent criminal defendants at the Office of the State Appellate Defender, obtaining favorable decisions on both direct appeal and in collateral proceedings.

Sean’s responsibilities with the Office of Professional Development include developing and maintaining effective relationships with legal employers and the greater legal community, assisting alumni and students with job search strategies and resume design and administering the on-campus interview program.