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Klein named dean of IU McKinney School of Law

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Andrew R. Klein has been appointed dean of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Klein, 50, has served in the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor’s Cabinet as chief of staff since 2010 and took on additional responsibilities as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs in 2012.

He will be the 12th dean of the McKinney law school since it became part of I.U. in 1944. He is the Paul E. Beam Professor of Law and served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2004 to 2007.

“Andy has made exceptional contributions to both the McKinney School of Law and the development of the IUPUI campus during his tenure and his expertise, leadership and experience make him an outstanding choice as the next dean,” Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie stated in a press release.

He will begin as dean July 1, pending approval of the I.U. board of trustees. Current Dean Gary Roberts is stepping down as dean this year, but will continue to teach.
 

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  • Professor Klein Is a Great Choice
    I had Professor Klein for first year Torts and he was absolutely the BEST professor. I used to say each class was presented like an exceptional paper outlining the subject at hand. I couldn't be happier that the school is now in his very capable hands. Kudos Professor Klein!

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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