Professor and Alumnus Participate in Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions
For the past two and a half years, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Paul E. Beam Professor of Law Andrew Klein has served as Reporter for the Seventh Circuit’s Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions. The Committee was chaired by Hon. Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge of the Northern District of Indiana and a 1975 graduate of the law school. In May of this year, the Seventh Circuit approved promulgation of the committee’s work, and the instructions are now official (see the link to them on the Seventh Circuit web site (http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/). In addition to being available on line, they will also be published shortly by West Publishing. Dean Klein says the committee will remain in place to consider drafting instructions on other substantive areas of interest to the bar.