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Professor Jegen Honored by Indiana Senate for Exemplary Teaching Career

03/13/2014

Senator Steele, Professor Jegen, David Jegen, Senator DelphProfessor Lawrence Jegen III was honored March 10 in the Indiana Senate Chamber with the passing of Senate Concurrent Resolution 37, sponsored by Senator Mike Delph, ’10.

(In the photo, from left, are Senator Brent Steele, '72; Professor Jegen, David Jegen, and Senator Delph.)

The resolution outlines the many highlights of Professor Jegen’s 50-plus year teaching career at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, as well as his significant contributions to the profession outside the classroom. He was appointed by the Internal Revenue Service’s Commissioner’s Advisory Committee, where he served from 1981-1982, and he has received nine certificates of recognition for contributions to the education of IRS personnel. Due to his contributions to the enactment of ERISA, he was invited by then-President Gerald Ford to the bill’s signing in a Rose Garden ceremony in 1974.

On hand from the law school to help honor Professor Jegen were Vice Dean Antony Page; Assistant Dean of the Office of Professional Development Chasity Thompson, ’02; and Professors Cynthia Baker, David Orentlicher, and George Wright, ’82. Professor Jegen’s son, David L. Jegen, also was on hand for the event.

While many senators were either IU McKinney alumni or had experienced Professor Jegen’s teaching style in a bar exam preparation course, Senator Travis Holdman, ’90, called him “the best instructor I ever had,” which seemed to sum up everyone’s sentiments.


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