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From helping bring order to countries struggling for constitutional democracy to breaking new ground in cybersecurity, Indiana Law is the leader on issues that will affect future lawyers, public policy, and business practices while strengthening our international relationships and global reach.

As part of one of the nation’s premier research institutions, Indiana Law seeks out new avenues for interdisciplinary and collaborative research and teaching. Several Indiana Law faculty members are working closely with the Indiana Democracy Consortium to link academic scholarship to the broader world of practitioners and policy makers.

Indiana Law is deeply connected to a university-wide emphasis on internationalization and globalization through our work with the following centers, each of which is headed by a Law School faculty member:

Students may be permitted to participate in some of these centers, but do not always earn academic credit for doing so.

Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies

The Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies (CCDPS) studies and promotes constitutional democracy in countries marked by ethnic, religious, linguistic, and other divisions. Founded by David Williams, the center’s work focuses primarily on Burma, with other projects in Liberia and Central Asia. The CCDPS brings together reform leaders in countries struggling for constitutional democracy and university scholars who have expertise in this area.

Director: David Williams, John S. Hastings Professor of Law
Associate Director: Susan Williams, Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law

Center for Law, Society, and Culture

For more than 30 years, Indiana Law has been on the cutting-edge of law and society scholarship. The school is home to the IU Center on Law, Society, and Culture, and edits the SSRN Journal of Law & Society. This center promotes a multidisciplinary understanding of law through scholarship, teaching, and discussion. The center produces, presents, and coordinates research conducted by exceptional scholars in schools and departments across Indiana University on the subject of law and legal problems.

Directors: Michael Grossberg, Adjunct Professor of Law, and Ajay Mehrotra, Associate Professor of Law

Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

Recognizing that cybersecurity is an intrinsically interdisciplinary undertaking, the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research draws upon IU’s wide range of scholarly expertise in computer science, informatics, accounting and information systems, criminal justice, law, organizational behavior, public policy, and related disciplines. Fred Cate, the center’s director, is a member of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, as well as several other high-profile committees.

Director: Fred H. Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law