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IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Association

The IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Association is comprised of more than 11,600 alumni living throughout the United States. The Alumni Association strives to build stronger ties between alumni, students and faculty of the law school by bringing them together for a variety of educational, social, and professional activities each year.


Award Nomination

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law annually recognizes alumni, friends, and faculty who have brought distinction upon themselves, their profession, and the School of Law in three separate categories: Honorary Alumnus Award: the Early Career Achievement Award; and the highest distinction awarded by the Alumni Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award. For the purpose of these awards, an alumnus is defined as any graduate.

Award recipients will be recognized during events staged by the School of Law and its Alumni Association. Recipients must be in attendance to receive their honor.

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award is presented annually to an Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law alumnus. There are between 1 – 3 recipients who are chosen every year from the more than 12,000 alumni from the school. Those chosen have to meet the following criteria:

  1. Service to the Law School – Alumni who have participated in school activities through mentoring students, judging moot court competitions, speaking on panels or presenting lectures to students. Service also includes participating in school fund raising campaigns; scholarship recipient selection committees; the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors; and/or the school’s Board of Visitors.
  2. Service to the legal profession and community – Alumni who have excelled in the practice of law, in government service, or as members of the judiciary. Outstanding accomplishments in community service, business, the military, the clergy, education, literature, the arts, or other fields should also be taken into account.

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Early Career Achievement Award

This award is presented annually to an Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law alumnus. There are between 1-3 recipients who are chosen every year from more than 5,500 alumni. Those chosen have to meet the following criteria:

  1. Service and outstanding contributions have been made by the honoree to the legal profession, their community, and/or their alma mater. The recipient is proving they are distinguishing themselves in their profession, bringing honor to their alma mater, and who shows potential for continued success in their field.
  2. The recipient will be in their early-to mid-career stage, having received their degree from the law school within the last ten years.

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Honorary Alumnus Award

This award is presented to a non-alumna/alumnus of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, in recognition of outstanding contributions of time, leadership, and service, and their dedicated efforts to bring greater recognition to law, and/or the School of Law.

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A nomination is considered complete when the following materials are submitted:

  • The IU Robert H. McKinney Alumni Association Award Cover Page.
  • At least two letters of nomination from a colleague, department chair, or other person with specific knowledge on the candidates credentials;
  • The nominee’s vitae;
  • Any additional supporting documents the nominator deems important to demonstrate this nominee’s credentials for the selected award.

Since these awards recognize alumni who have brought honor to their alma mater through distinguished career service, achievement, and/or extraordinary service to the School of Law, please include specific examples of the nominee’s achievements, including any service by the nominee on boards, committees, and organizations at the department, school, campus, university, state, or national level.  

Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2017. Each nominee requires a separate form.

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Questions? Contact Stefan Davis at (317) 274-2317, (866) 267-3104, or email ssdavis@iupui.edu


See the IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations Calendar of Events for upcoming Law School alumni programs.


IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law


IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations contact:
Stefan Davis, (317) 274-2317 or ssdavis@iupui.edu