Andrew R. Klein

Dean and Paul E. Beam Professor of Law

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, Room 227H
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

Phone: (317) 274-2099
Fax: (317) 274-3955



B.A., 1985, University of Wisconsin
J.D. (Distinction), 1988, Emory University School of Law


Torts, environmental and toxic torts, hazardous waste regulation, federal jurisdiction


Andrew R. Klein joined the faculty in 2000 and  became Dean in the summer of 2013.  He is also the Paul E. Beam Professor of Law.

Dean Klein served as Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chancellor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at IUPUI. Before joining IU, he taught at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and practiced with the Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin. Dean Klein earned a B.A. with distinction in journalism and economics from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. with distinction from the Emory University School of Law, where he studied as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Law and was editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal.

Dean Klein’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of tort and environmental law. He is co-author of two casebooks, Toxic and Environmental Torts: Cases and Materials (Thomson/West 2011) and Torts: Cases, Problems and Exercises (Lexis/Nexis 3rd ed. 2009), as well as a student-oriented textbook, Mastering Tort Law (Carolina Academic Press 2009).

Dean Klein is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ section on Torts and Compensation Systems. He also serves as Reporter for the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals Civil Jury Instructions Committee and recently was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. In addition, Dean Klein is a dedicated classroom teacher who has won ten student teaching awards during his career. He has also been a national lecturer on tort law for BarBri Bar Review.



Books and Chapters

  • TOXIC & ENVIRONMENTAL TORTS: CASES AND MATERIALS (Thomson/West 2011) (with Craig, Green, and Sanders).
  • TORTS: CASES, PROBLEMS, AND EXERCISES (LexisNexis 2009 3d ed.) (with Bauman, Cross, Martin, Weaver, and Zwier) (previous editions published in 2005 and 2003).
  • MASTERING TORT LAW (Carolina Academic Press 2009) (with Bauman, Eades, Martin, Weaver, and Zwier).

Law Review and Journal Articles

  • Andrew R. Klein, "A Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Intentional Harm to Persons—Reflections on Professor Bublick’s Thoughts," 1 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 45 (2011).
  • "Some Thoughts on Libel Tourism," 38 Pepp. L. Rev. 375 (2011).
  • “Personalized Medicine and Toxic Exposure,” 8 Houston J. Health Law & Policy 163 (2009) (with J. Girod).
  • "Foreign Plaintiffs, Forum Non Conveniens, and Consistency," SELECTED ESSAYS ON CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES 193 (Athens Institute for Education and Research 2008).
  • *“Causation and Uncertainty: Making Connections in a Time of Change,” 49 Jurimetrics J. 5 (2008).
  • "Comparative Fault and Fraud," 48 Ariz. L. Rev. 983 (2006).
  • "Apportionment of Liability in Workplace Injury Cases," 26 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 65 (2005).
  • "Fear of Disease and the Puzzle of Futures Cases in Tort," 34 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 965 (2002).
  • "A Model for Enhanced Risk Recovery in Tort," 56 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1173 (1999).
  • "Rethinking Medical Monitoring," 64 Brook. L. Rev. 1 (1998), reprinted in 48 Defense L. J. 335 (1999).
  • "Tobacco Policy and the States: A Response to Professor Viscusi, 29 Cumb. L. Rev. 577 (1999) (publication of presentation at Ray Rushton Lecture Series, Cumberland School of Law, February 25, 1999).
  • "Hazardous Waste Cleanup and Intermediate Landowners: Reexamining the Liability-Based Approach," 21 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 337 (1997).
  • "A Legislative Alternative to 'No Cause' Liability in Blood Products Litigation," 12 Yale J. Reg. 107 (1995).
  • "'Isn't Teaching a Wonderful Job?' Don Fyr as a Teacher, a Friend, and a Mentor ," 43 Emory L. J. 1145 (1995) (publication of remarks at memorial service for the late Professor Donald W. Fyr).
  • "Beyond DES: Rejecting the Application of Market Share Liability in Blood Products Litigation," 68 Tul. L. Rev. 883 (1994).
  • Comment, "Devil's Advocate: Salvaging the Letter of Intent," 37 Emory L. J. 139 (1988).

Book Reviews

  • “Book Review: Geoffrey Samuel, Cases and Materials on Torts,” 7 EUROPEAN J. L. REF. 525 (2005).

Other Publications

  • “Five Great Torts Cases,” Teaching the Law School Curriculum (Carolina Academic Press 2005).
  • “The Rural Electrification Act of 1936," 3 Major Acts of Congress 167 (Macmillan Reference USA 2003).
  • "Lawyers Cleaning Up: Litigation is the Real Product of Superfund Cleanup Law," The Birmingham News at D1 (July 24, 1998).
  • "AIDS and the Plight of Hemophiliacs," The Miami Herald at 5M (Aug. 13, 1995) (a version of this article also appeared as "Compensate AIDS-Stricken Hemophiliacs," The Philadelphia Inquirer at A9 (Aug. 8, 1995)).


  • "Life as a Professional" (moderated panel at American Bar Association Meeting for Law School Associate Deans, June 24, 2010).
  • "Personalized Medicine and the Law" (presentation to Predictive Health Ethics Group, Indiana University Center for Bioethics, August 31, 2009).
  • “The Law Professor as Administrator” (presentation at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, July 31, 2008).
  • “Clinical, Ethical, and Economic Implications of Indiana Biobank Research (panelist at Indianapolis Bioethics for Breakfast Program, April 11, 2008).
  • "Uncertainty in Tort Law" (presentation to Arts, Social Science, and Humanities colloquium, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, November 13, 2007).
  • “Forum Non Conveniens and Foreign Plaintiffs” (presentation at Athens Institute for Education and Research Annual Conference on International Law, July 17, 2007).
  • “Futures Cases: Increased Risk and Proportionality” (presentation to faculty colloquium at Florida State University School of Law, February 8, 2007).
  • “Managing Multiple Roles” (organized and presented on panel at American Bar Association Meeting for Law School Associate Deans, June 10, 2006).
  • “Case Study: Catastrophic Health Emergency - Avian Influenza" (presentation during plenary session of Indiana Summit on Public Health and the Law, March 16, 2006).
  • “Fraud and Comparative Fault” (presentation at Dan B. Dobbs Conference on Tort Law, University of Arizona College of Law, March 4, 2006)
  • “Tort Reform and Comparative Responsibility” (presentation to Remedies section, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, January 5, 2006).
  • “Current Issues in Class Action Litigation” (moderated panel at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, July 22, 2005).
  • “Pattern Civil Jury Instructions” (presentation at Seventh Circuit Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 23, 2005).
  • “Blame and Responsibility in Medical Practice” (presentation at Medical Humanities Program, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, October 7, 2004).
  • “Causation and Toxic Torts Under the Restatement (Third) of Torts” (presentation at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, July 31, 2004).
  • “Foreign Litigants in U.S. Courts” (presentation at American Bar Association Section on Litigation Annual Meeting, March 27, 2004).

Other Activities

  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation (elected 2010)
  • Advisory Board, IUPUI Teaching and Learning Center
  • Reporter, "Seventh Circuit Federal Jury Instructions: Civil" (Thomson/West 2005)
  • Member, American Law Institute (elected 1997)