Sep 7

Ignatian Scholars Speaker Series

We are excited that our Ignatian Scholars Speaker Series is kicking off this week!  Individuals are selected that have exhibited not only a passion for striving to reach their potential and pursue their career dreams and ambitions, but have impacted our community as well.  Previous speakers include Ralph Reiff, Scott Wise, Gary Brackett, Jim Morris, Larry Gigerich, George Srour, Father Michael Christiana, Susan Kucer, Grant Jenkins, Kevin Pahud, Gregg Ossip, and more.  

We are proud to kick this season off with Andy Klein, Dean, IU McKinney School of Law.  Mr. Klein attended Wisconsin (B.A.) and Emory School of Law.  This is a great resource to call our own. The event begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Auditorium on September 9.  All are welcome! 

Andrew R. Klein

Dean and Paul E. Beam Professor of Law

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Andrew R. Klein joined the faculty in 2000 and  became Dean in the summer of 2013.  He is also the Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 5.31.34 PMPaul E. Beam Professor of Law. From 2010-2013, Dean Klein served as Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chancellor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at IUPUI.

Before joining IU, he taught at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and practiced with the Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin. Dean Klein earned a B.A. with distinction in journalism and economics from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. with distinction from the Emory University School of Law, where he studied as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Law and was editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal.

Dean Klein’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of tort and environmental law. He is co-author of two casebooks, Toxic and Environmental Torts: Cases and Materials (Thomson/West 2011) and Torts: Cases, Problems and Exercises (Lexis/Nexis 4th ed. 2013), as well as a student-oriented textbook, Mastering Tort Law (Carolina Academic Press 2009).

Dean Klein is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ section on Torts and Compensation Systems. He also has served as Reporter for the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals Civil Jury Instructions Committee and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis and Indiana Bar Foundations. In addition, Dean Klein is a dedicated classroom teacher who has won ten student teaching awards during his career. He has also been a national lecturer on tort law for BarBri Bar Review.