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Indiana University Bloomington

Business Law

Academy of Legal Studies

The Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) frequently recognizes our department. Three faculty members have received the groupís Holmes-Cardozo Award, a national research award.

We are outstanding teachers too. Five faculty members have won the Harry C. Sauvain Award for excellence in undergraduate teachingóthe top undergraduate teaching award at Kelley. Various faculty members are repeat winners of graduate teaching excellence awards.

Welcome from the Chair

Photo of Department of Business Law Chairperson Jane Mallor

Jane Mallor

"Our 15 full-time faculty members make us one of the nationís largest and most versatile legal studies departments or groups. Outstanding teaching serves as the departmentís hallmark."


About Us

With 15 full-time professors, our department is one of the largest and most well respected in the nation. Every member of our faculty holds the JD degree, and most have had significant legal experience in private practice or government positions before joining the Kelley School.

We are proud of our national reputation as a leader in the field. Our faculty members have won numerous major teaching awards within the Kelley School and at IU. And several of our faculty members are authors of leading textbooks used throughout the United States and around the world.

We offer one undergraduate concentration, the Legal Studies Major, and about 120 Kelley students choose this route. Hundreds more take our courses as requirements or simply to augment their business education.

Students in Kelley’s Full-time MBA and JD/MBA programs take a critical thinking and ethics course taught by business law faculty, and there are many other relevant electives from which to choose. We also teach three required courses in Kelley’s Graduate Accounting Programs, as well as various courses in the online MBA program, Kelley Direct.

Business law is popular outside of Kelley as well. Our courses are part of the degree requirements in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ Arts Administration program. Students in IU’s Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP) take our courses, and our faculty members supervise students in IU’s Individualized Major Program.