- A professorship in honor of Hon. Juanita Kidd Stout: Former deans Lauren Robel and Fred Aman, along with Dean Austen Parrish, made leadership gifts to help establish the Juanita Kidd Stout professorship, the first titled professor named after a woman of color on Indiana University’s campus. Judge Stout was the first Black woman elected state judge in the United States and the first Black woman to serve as a justice on a state supreme court.
- Installations: On the 100th year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the school installed portraits of four trailblazing alumnae behind the bench in the Kathleen and Ann DeLaney Moot Court Room: Linda Chezem, ’71, the first woman trial court judge in the state; Juanita Kidd Stout, ’48, the first African American woman in the United States to serve on a state supreme cout; Loretta H. Rush ’83, Indiana’s first woman chief justice; and V. Sue Shields, ’61, the first woman to serve on the state’s court of appeals. The moot court room itself was named in 2020 in honor of the DeLaneys, mother and daughter alumnae who have had distinguished careers in public service and private practice. Kathleen’s daughter, Emma Strenski, is a member of the class of 2022.
A range of programming also occurs each year. Often the Law School’s endowed speakers focus on issues of equality and race and the law. In 2020-21, the Law School hosted the Big 10 Speaker’s Series on Race, Equality, and the Law Additional recent programs included a school-wide One School/One Book Series, where the law school community (faculty, staff, and students) were invited to participate in a weekly online discussion of The New Jim Crow.