Lloyd T. Wilson, Jr.

Professor of Law
Director, Joint Center for Asian Law Studies
Director, Chinese Law Summer Program
Director, American Law for Foreign Lawyers LL.M. Program


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, Room 305
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

Phone: (317) 274-4826
Fax: (317) 278-7563
E-Mail: ltwilson@iupui.edu

Education

B.A., 1977, Wabash College
M.A., 1978, Duke University
J.D., 1982, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
M.T.S., 2010, Christian Theological Seminary

Courses

Real estate transfer, finance and development; land use and zoning; and contracts

Other:
Executive Committee Member and Immediate Past Chair, American Association of Law Schools, Section on Real Estate Transactions

Bio

Lloyd T. Wilson, Jr. received a B.A. from Wabash College (1977), an M.A. from Duke University (1978), a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington (1982), and an M.T.S. (summa cum laude) from Christian Theological Seminary (2010). He clerked for Judge William I. Garrard of the Indiana Court of Appeals and for Judge William E. Steckler of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Professor Wilson began his teaching career in 1997 at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business--Bloomington. In 1999 he joined the faculty of the School of Law, where he teaches Contract Law, Sales, and Real Estate Transfer, Finance & Development in the J.D. program and American Legal Systems in the LL.M. program. Wilson is Director of the Law School’s LL.M. program in American Law for Foreign Lawyers, Director of the Joint Center for Asian Law Studies—in partnership with Renmin University School of Law in Beijing—and Co-Director of the Chinese Law Summer Program, which is held at the Renmin University of China School of Law. Wilson has received awards for teaching excellence at both the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and at the Indiana University Kelly School of Business—Bloomington.

Professor Wilson’s scholarship focuses on real estate finance and mortgage foreclosure law. In 2009, he was Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Real Estate Transactions. Wilson regularly engages in international law-related activities, including teaching courses at law and business schools in China, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary, Lithuania, and Romania. While in law school, he received a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Fellowship to study at the University of Bonn, and for the fall semester of 2010 Professor Wilson will be a Neil MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh School of Law.

View Professor Wilson's Curriculum Vitae.

Publications

Law Review and Journal Articles

  • Following Transformation’s Thread: Reflections on the Citizen-Lawyer as Transformative Agent, 43 Ind. L. Rev. 1091 (2010).
  • All Things Considered: The Contribution of the National Mortgage Licensing System to the Battle Against Predatory Lending, 24 Georgia State University Law Review 415 (2008).
  • Sometimes Less is More: Utility, Preemption & Hermeneutical Criticisms of Proposals for Federal Regulation of Mortgage Brokers, 59 South Carolina Law Review 61 (2007).
  • The Beloved Community: The Influence and Legacy of Personalism in the Quest for Housing and Tenants' Rights, 40 John Marshall Law Review 513 (2007).
  • A Taxonomic Analysis of Mortgage Broker Licensing Statutes: Developing a Programmatic Response to Predatory Lending, 36 N.M.L. Rev. 297 (2006).
  • Effecting Responsibility in the Mortgage Broker-Borrower Relationship: A Role for Agency Principles in Predatory Lending Regulation, 73 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1471 (2005).
  • Fulfilling the Deterrent and Restitutionary Goals of the Security Deposits Statute and Other Developments in Indiana Property Law, 35 Ind. L. Rev. 1501 (2002).
  • New Bricks for the Wall: Developments in Property Law in Indiana, 34 Ind. L. Rev. 955 (2001).
  • Reconstructing Property Law in Indiana: Altering Familiar Landscapes, 33 Ind. L. Rev. 1405 (2000).

Essays and Reports

  • The Impact of Methods of Legal Reasoning on the Form and Content of Legal Writing, Sharon Hamilton (ed.), WRITING IN THE ARTS, SCIENCES AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS (St. Clair Press 2002).

Presentations

  • "Environmental Policy and the Stewardship Movement: The Ethics of Environmental Law and the Effect of Belief Systems on Legal Controversies," Fifth Annual Spring Environmental Symposium, Environmental Stewardship in Law: Legislative & Regulatory Trends, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, March 30, 2012.
  • "'What Reform' begins with 'Reform What': Causal and Policy Analysis of Banking and Real Estate Finance Regulation in the U.S.," 2nd Sino-U.S. Conference on Real Estate Law, Renmin University of China School of Law, Beijing, China, June 11, 2011.
  • "Linking Concepts of Judicial Training and Competence to Social Values and Judicial Function," International Conference on Judicial Training, National Judicial Center of the PRC, Beijing, China, June 8, 2011.
  • Panelist, 2nd Sino-U.S. International Forum on Legal Education, Renmin University of China Law School, Beijing, China, June 5, 2011.
  • Panelist, 1st Sino-U.S. International Forum on Legal Education, Renmin University of China School of Law, Beijing, China, June 6, 2010.
  • "Creative Uses for Community Land Trusts amid the Foreclosure Boom," 1st Sino-U.S. Conference on Real Estate Law, Renmin University of China School of Law, Beijing, China, June 17-19, 2010.
  • "Legislation and Judicial Decisionmaking in the U.S.: Impact on the Legal Systems of the U.S.," Cairo University School of Law, Cairo, Egypt, December 20, 2009.
  • "Law Making and Truth Seeking: A Comparative Engagement with Civil and Common Law Systems and with Inquisitorial and Adversary Procedures," given at Indianapolis to faculty and students of Faculdades Espirito Santenses, Vitoria, Brazil, August 31 through September 4, 2009.
  • "East Meets West: Recurring Issues in Contract Formation," Chinese University of Political Science & Law, Beijing, China, June 7, 2009.
  • "The Interplay of Contract Law Regimes in the United States," Renmin University of China School of Law, Beijing, China, June 2, 2008.
  • "Germinating Principles under Common Law Case Analysis and Civil Law Code Interpretation," Vilnius University Faculty of Law, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 6-10, 2008.
  • "Issues in Comparative Contract and Commercial Law: Perspectives from the Common Law, the UCC, and the CISG," Vilnius University Faculty of Law, Vilnius, Lithuania, December 5-9, 2007.
  • "Counseling Low-and Moderate-Income Clients on Financial Matters: Housing and the Culture of Credit," 6th Annual Norman Amaker Public Interest Law & Social Justice Retreat, sponsored by Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and the Society of American Law Teachers, Indianapolis, February 23-25, 2007.
  • "The State of Tenants' Rights Today and in the Future - Is the Reform in Rights a Guarantee?," part of What King Wrought: The Impact of the Summer of 1966 on Housing Rights- A Forty-Year Retrospective & Prospective, sponsored by the John Marshall Law School, the Fair Housing Legal Support Center, and the Center for Real Estate Law, Chicago, September 8-9, 2006.
  • "The Dangers of Predatory Lending," 5th Annual Normal Amaker Public Interest Law Retreat, sponsored by Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and the Society of American Law Teachers, Indianapolis, February 24-25, 2006.
  • "The Three R's of Preventing Home Loss to Foreclosure: Reinstatement, Restitution, and Redemption," part of Defending Hoosier Homes: Mortgage Foreclosure & Predatory Lending, sponsored by Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Indianapolis, September 15, 2005.
  • "Mortgage Broker Licensing Statutes and the Holder in Due Course Doctrine: Problems and Possibilities for Broker and Assignee Liability for Predatory Lending," part of Defending Hoosier Homes: Mortgage Foreclosure & Predatory Lending, sponsored by Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Indianapolis, September 15, 2005.
  • "Negotiating International Contracts: Choice of Law and Choice of Forum Considerations for Business Managers," Budapest University of Technology & Engineering, Budapest, Hungary, May 5-9, 2005.
  • "Enforcing Promises and Resolving Disputes: Implications of the Legal Environment for Businesses," International Graduate Business School, Zagreb, Croatia, March 29-30, 2004.
  • "Home Foreclosures: Timeliness, Procedures & Intervention-From Summons to Sheriff's Sale," Predatory Lending Conference, sponsored by the National Law Center, the National Housing Law Project, and Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Indianapolis, September 24-25, 2003.
  • "Foreclosure and Predatory Lending: Liability of Brokers & Assignees," Predatory Lending Conference, sponsored by the National Consumer Law Center, the National Housing Law Project, and Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Indianapolis, September 24-25, 2003.
  • "The Impact of Law on Managerial Decision Making: Jury Verdicts, Tort Reform, and Arbitration Clauses in the U.S.," Budapest University of Technology & Engineering, Budapest, Hungary, December 2-7, 2002.
  • "Teaching Business Law & Ethics Overseas," part of Legal and Ethical Environment of Business Seminar, sponsored by the Centers for Internatiional Business Education & Research at Indiana University - Bloomington and University of Colorado - Denver, Bloomington, June 7, 2002.
  • "Conducting Business in a Country Where the Laws are Often Unwritten and Where Complex Decisions are Entrusted to Ordinary Citizens: The Importance of the Common Law and the Jury Sustem to Non-American Businesses," Budapest University of Technology & Engineering, Budapest, Hungary, November 27-December 2, 2000.

Other Activities

  • Resident Professor, Chinese Law Summer Program, Renmin University of China Law School, May 18 to June 16, 2012.
  • Resident Professor, Chinese Law Summer Program, Renmin Univesity of China Law School, Beijing, China, May 20 to June 18, 2011.
  • Resident Professor, Chinese Law Summer Program, Renmin University of China Law School, Beijing China, May 21 to June 19, 2010.
  • Director, Joint Center for Asian Law Studies--a partnership of Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and Renmin University School of Law-Beijing--2010 to present
  • Resident Professor, Chinese Law Summer Program, Renmin University of China School of Law, May-June 2009
  • Chair, American Association of Law Schools Section on Real Estate Transactions, January 2009 to January 2010
  • Co-Director, Chinese Law Summer Program, Renmin University of China School of Law, Beijing, China, 2009 to present
  • Faculty advisor, LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers, 2008 to present
  • Board of Directors, Center for International & Comparative Law, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, 2003 to 2012
  • Board of Faculty Advisors, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, 2007 to 2012