Dean's advisory boards

Indiana Law has eight advisory boards that focus on broad policy issues and help serve collective interests among the bench, the bar, and the Law School. The support and counsel provided by our board members is invaluable as we prepare for the future. Our two general advisory boards are:

The Law School also has seven advisory boards that focus on curricular programs or are affinity based boards. As with the general advisory boards, these boards provide tremendous support to the Law School and students:

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award was founded in 1997 to recognize graduates of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law who have distinguished themselves in service to their communities and the School in ways far exceeding traditional business, professional, and civic duties. Through their hard work, passion, and  accomplishments, these alumni define Indiana Law's ideals for community service and serve as accomplished role models for our Law School and the greater community.   

DSA Recipients for 2016

M. Scott Bassett, '86
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Washington, DC
Randy M. Lebedoff, '75
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Star Tribune, Minneapolis
Hon. Joseph M. Hogsett, '81
Mayor, City of Indianapolis

        You may also see a list of past recipients.    

Nominations

Nominations may be submitted by anyone, must be in writing, and should include biographical and other information supporting the nomination.   

Selection Criteria

  • The nature of the service rendered by the nominee may include, but is not limited to: exemplifying the spirit of volunteerism, furthering humanitarian causes; rendering pro bono services in the nominee’s area of expertise; serving with distinction on community-based boards; actively fostering citizenship; or serving his or her community, state, or country in some exceptional and distinctive manner.
  • The nominee must have received a degree from the IU Maurer School of Law.
  • The nominee must agree to be present at the award ceremony.
  • Current officers of the Indiana Law Alumni Board (President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are not eligible for this award.

Academy of Law Alumni Fellows

Established in 1985, the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers through personal achievements and dedication to the highest standards of the profession. With professional roles ranging from U.S. senators to federal judges to managing partners of national law firms, Academy Fellows bring honor to the legal profession and enhance our School’s reputation. Induction into the Academy is the highest honor the Maurer School of Law bestows upon its graduates.

Academy Inductees for 2016

David L. Carden, '76
Amb. (Ret.) Carden is partner-in-charge of Asia for Jones Day and was the first resident US Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations.
Catherine A. Conway, '78
Conway is a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she is a leading labor and employment litigator with more than 25 years’ trial experience representing major companies in high-stakes employment cases. She also serves on Indiana Law’s Board of Visitors.
Hon. Gonzalo P. Curiel, '79
Curiel was commissioned as United States District Court for the Southern District of California judge in October 2012.
Joseph D. O’Connor, '78
O'Connor has been a partner at Bunger & Robertson since 1983 and an adjunct faculty member at Indiana Law for several years.

See a list of all Academy of Law Fellows.

Nominations

Nominations may be submitted by anyone, must be in writing, and should include biographical and other information supporting the nomination.

Selection Criteria

  • A nominee must have earned respect as a leader in his or her chosen career as evidenced by public service, such as national or state offices held; by professional leadership positions; by published works; or by other indications of special qualifications and performance.
  • The nominee should be perceived as experienced by his or her peers.
  • The nominee should hold a responsible position in a law firm, business, or institution that has a reputation for high quality. 
  • Nominees must agree to be present at the award ceremony in order to receive the award.
  • The nominee must have received a degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Exceptions must be approved by the Selection Committee and the Dean of the IU Maurer School of Law.