Law School Unveils Strategic Plan for the Future
Following an extensive planning process involving input from alumni, faculty, staff and other stake holders, the IU School of Law - Indianapolis is unveiling the strategic plan that will pave the way for increased programming, faculty and student support, and the commensurate fundraising efforts to support these changes.
The law school’s mission was defined as follows:
“The Mission of the IU School of Law -Indianapolis is to be a premier public law school that: –advances understanding of the law;
– prepares students to be excellent, ethical professionals and leaders;
–provides service to society at a local, state, national, and international level; and
–promotes a diverse, humane, and supportive community of persons engaged in influential scholarship, teaching, and service.”
The strategic plan focuses on five themes or visions and identifies priorities and goals, including strengthening existing centers of excellence and developing others.
Professor Andrew R. Klein sees the strategic plan as an opportunity for "continued integration with the community." Klein says, "We have so many faculty members working at the leading edge of their disciplines. To lay out a plan that allows us to share our work with students and alumni – as well as government and business leaders – is a real privilege and opportunity.”
Professor Susanah Mead who is an alumna as well as a former interim dean at the law school says "The faculty know that we are an excellent school that could, with adequate resources, be an even better one. The strategic plan is a document that will help us to achieve our goals."
“This strategic plan charts an optimistic vision and direction for the law school that will enable us to target our efforts and resources and take us to the next level of excellence,” says Gary R. Roberts, the Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law and dean of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis. “This is an exciting blueprint for our future.”
Read the Strategic Plan.