Memorial service planned for late IU McKinney dean William Harvey

William Harvey, former dean and professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, will be remembered at a special memorial service in his honor.

The event, which is open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. April 8 at the Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N Meridian St., Indianapolis. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will be among the speakers. A reception will be held in the McFarland Room of the church afterward.

Harvey, who died Nov. 17, 2016, was a longtime professor and leader of the Indianapolis law school. His tenure at IU McKinney began in the Maennerchor Building in 1968. He then served as dean from 1973 to 1979 before returning to the classroom until he retired in 1996.

When he arrived at the law school, he met Lawrence Jegen III, professor of tax law and policy. Jegen said despite their differing political philosophies – Jegen is a liberal and Harvey was a conservative – the pair immediately became very close friends and built a friendship that lasted almost 50 years.

“Our opinions never differed on any significant issue which involved the law and/or the law school,” Jegen wrote in an email. “Bill was one of the greatest teachers of law in any law school at any time. He also was an individual who devoted much of his life to help other less-fortunate individuals. I treasured our friendship for all of those years and I will continue to do so for the years which I have left.”

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