Professor Andrew Klein to Speak at Symposium Honoring Former Chief Justice Shepard


Professor Andrew R. Klein will be part of a panel discussion at the Valparaiso University Law Review Symposium on April 19, 2013. The symposium will cover the topic “Diversity in Legal Education and the Legal Profession,” and will honor former Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard.

Professor Klein’s panel will begin the daylong symposium with the topic, “Assistance in Action: CLEO’s Contribution to Diversity in the Legal Profession.” Professor Klein will be joined by Robyn Rucker, ’02, associate director of career planning at Valparaiso; Michael Hunter Schwartz, associate dean for faculty and academic development at Washburn University School of Law; and Maria Pabon Lopez, dean and the Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Dean Lopez was a professor at IU McKinney from 2002 through 2011.

Indiana’s Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) was established in 1997 at the urging of Chief Justice Shepard with the aim of helping college students in need to pursue a law degree in Indiana. The program consists of a Summer Institute to introduce the new CLEO Fellows to the program and an annual stipend provided the students remain eligible. Over 400 students have successfully completed the institute and over 300 have graduated from law school. Former Chief Justice Shepard is a visiting professor at IU McKinney.

Professor Klein is the Paul E. Beam Professor of Law, Chief of Staff for the Office of the Chancellor, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at IUPUI.

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