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Justice Frank Sullivan joining McKinney School of Law

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Justice Frank Sullivan will leave the Indiana Supreme Court to teach business law and corporate finance at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

The South Bend native will begin teaching in the fall of 2012, but hasn’t specified when he’ll actually leave the court.

“Having Frank Sullivan join our faculty is an exciting and extraordinary opportunity to bring in someone with a great mind and academic temperament to teach our students both theory and practice and to add to our scholarly culture,” said Dean Gary Roberts.  “At the same time Justice (soon to be Professor) Sullivan can connect the school more firmly with the practicing bar and bench through his extraordinary reputation and his extensive experience as a practicing lawyer, state budget director and Supreme Court justice.  This is truly a unique and special hire for the IU McKinney School of Law.”

Sullivan has been on the court since Nov. 1, 1993, after his appointment by Gov. Evan Bayh. Prior to his appointment to the court, Sullivan served as state budget director (1989-1992) and executive assistant for fiscal policy to Bayh in 1993, during which time he directed the preparation of the Bayh administration’s budget proposals and oversaw implementation of state budgets passed by the Legislature. Prior to state service, he practiced corporate finance and securities law in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg. Sullivan served on the staff of former U.S. Rep. John Brademas from 1974 to 1979, ultimately assuming the position of staff director.

He is a 1982 graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

This story will be updated.


 

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