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Jamie D. Prenkert

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(812) 855-9308
japrenke [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Professor of Business Law
  • Weimer Faculty Fellow
  • AACSB Faculty Qualifications Coordinator


  • Bloomington


  • JD, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard Law School
  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, Anderson University

Professional Experience

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , Senior Trial Attorney
  • Baker & Daniels, Indianapolis, IN, Associate

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Ralph J. Bunche Award for the Outstanding International Paper, 2013
  • Distinguished Proceedings Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2013
  • Best Conference Paper Award, Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2012
  • Fellow, 2009-2010 Multidisciplinary Workshop on Empathy sponsored by IU Poynter Center and the Institute for Advanced Study
  • Kelley School of Business Outstanding Research Award, 2008
  • Ralph C. Hoeber Award for Outstanding Article in AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL, 2006
  • Best Conference Paper Award, Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2006
  • Harry C. Sauvain Undergraduate Teaching Award, winner 2007, nominee 2006, 2010-2011
  • IU Trustees' Teaching Award, finalist 2008, 2011
  • Memorable Faculty Award, selected by 2009 graduating class of Kelley School of Business
  • Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2005
  • Kelley School of Business Innovative Teaching Award, 2003, nominee 2007
  • IU Student Alumni Association Student Choice Award, nominee, 2003-2005, 2008-2011
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, Anderson University, 2005
  • Heyman Fellowship, Harvard Law School

Professional Interests

Employment Discrimination (race, sex, disabilities), Workplace Harassment, Retaliation Issues


Jamie Darin Prenkert is an Arthur M. Weimer Faculty Fellow and Professor of Business Law. His research focuses on employment discrimination and whistleblowing, as well as business and human rights. Professor Prenkert’s research has appeared in the North Carolina Law Review, the American Business Law Journal, and the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, among others. He is co-editing “Law, Business, and Human Rights: Bridging the Gap,” a volume for Elgar Press due out in early 2014. He was the Editor in Chief of the American Business Law Journal for volume 49 in 2012. He has extensive experience facilitating short-term study abroad experiences with undergraduate students to India and Ghana. He will lead one of the inaugural Global Foundations Core-Global Immersion courses to Johannesburg, South Africa in May 2014, where he and his students will study the responsibilities and impacts of business on human rights in the South African extractive, pharmaceutical, and finance industries. Professor Prenkert earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude with honors in Political Science, from Anderson University. Prior to joining the Kelley School faculty, Professor Prenkert was a senior trial attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He also practiced with the law firm of Baker & Daniels.

Selected Publications

  • Prenkert, Jamie D., (2013), "Self-Regulation Regimes and the UN Guiding Principles," Law, Business, and Human Rights: Bridging the Gap, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., forthcoming.

  • Prenkert, Jamie D., Julie Manning Magid and Allison Fetter-Harrott (2013), "Retaliatory Disclosure: When Identifying the Complainant Is an Adverse Action," North Carolina Law Review, vol. 92.

  • Prenkert, Jamie D., Robert Bird, Daniel R. Cahoy, Joan T.A. Gabel, and Stephanie Greene (2013), "The American Business Law Journal at Fifty: Past, Present, and Future, 50 American Business Law Journal, 50(1): 159-194.

  • Prenkert, Jamie D., "Perspectives on Teaching: On Being a “Scholarly” Teacher," 30 Journal of Legal Studies Education, 30(1): 195-200

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2012), "Handle with Care: Avoiding and Managing Retaliation Claims," 55 Business Horizons, 409.
  • Prenkert, Jamie D. and Joshua E. Perry (2012), "Charting a Course to Effective Business Education: Lessons from Academically Adrift and Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education," Journal of Legal Studies Education, Vol. 29, No. 1, Winter/Spring, pp. 127–143. 

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2012), "Editor’s Corner: Law, Business, and Parenting in a Connected World," American Business Law Journal, Volume 49, No. 1, March, pp. v–viii. 

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2012), "Editor’s Corner: Business Law’s 'Big Tent,'" American Business Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, June, pp. v–ix. 

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2011), "Retaliatory Disclosure," 2011 Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, August. 

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2012), "Chapter 51: Employment Law," in Jane P. Mallor et al. (eds.), Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment (15th Edition), McGraw-Hill.

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2012), "McGraw-Hill 'Connect,'" Online supplementary materials for Jane P. Mallor et al. (eds.), Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment (15th Edition), McGraw-Hill.

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2008), "Censorship, Compelled Speech, and Marketing Sexually Explicit Video Games," Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Vol. 36.
  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2008), “The Role of Second-Order Uniformity in Disparate Treatment Law: McDonnell Douglas’s Longevity and the Mixed-Motives Mess,” American Business Law Journal, Vol. 45.
  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2007), "Bizarro Statutory Stare Decisis," Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Vol. 28. 

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. and Julie Manning Magid (2006), "A Hobson’s Choice Model for Religious Accommodation," American Business Law Journal, Vol. 43. 

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. and Julie Manning Magid (2005), "The Religious and Associational Freedoms of Business Owners," University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law, Vol. 7.  Reprinted in International Journal of Civil Society Law, Vol. 3 (2005). 

  • Prenkert, Jamie D. (2004), "Liberty, Diversity, Academic Freedom, and Survival: Preferential Hiring Among Religiously-Affiliated Institutions of Higher Education," Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, Vol. 22.