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Indiana University Bloomington

Business Law

Laura A. Ginger

Contact Information

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

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Law


  • Bloomington


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School
  • BA, summa cum laude, DePauw University

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,” 1996, 1998
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, 1996, 1992
  • Indiana University Student Association Distinguished Faculty Award, 1994
  • Pan Hellenic Association Teaching Excellence Award, 1992
  • Student Alumni Council Student Choice Award for Outstanding Faculty, 1989
  • Harry C. Sauvain Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1989
  • Schuyler F. Otteson Teaching Excellence Award, 1987

Professional Interests

Writing Across the Curriculum, Academic Freedom, Shared Governance


Laura A. Ginger is Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Law at Indiana University. She received her B.A. summa cum laude in political science from DePauw University and her J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School. Before coming to Bloomington in 1984, she practiced law in Indianapolis, first as a narcotics prosecutor and then in private practice, and also taught business law part-time at IUPUI while still practicing law. As a tenure-track faculty member in Bloomington, she has taught regular, honors, and intensive writing courses in business law, and has lectured and published articles on the federal racketeering statute (RICO) and its use against business entities. Professor Ginger has been extensively involved in undergraduate development and education, serving on school, campus, and University committees concerned with student affairs, and as a faculty mentor to freshman, female, and minority students. She has also been extensively involved in faculty governance, serving on the University Faculty Council and its Agenda Committee, and on the Bloomington Faculty Council (BFC) and its Agenda Committee and Nominations Committee, as well as serving as BFC Parliamentarian numerous times. Professor Ginger has received several school-, campus-, and University-level awards for distinguished teaching from students, alumni, and faculty peers, including election to FACET, the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence In Teaching.

Selected Publications

  • Ginger, Laura A. (1990), "Causation and Civil RICO Standing: When Is a Plaintiff Injured ‘By Reason of’ a RICO Violation?," St. John’s Law Review, Vol. 64, pp. 849-876.
  • Ginger, Laura A. (1989), "Employers’ RICO Liability for the Wrongful Discharge of Their Employees," Nebraska Law Review, Vol. 68, pp. 673-700.
  • Ginger, Laura A. (1989), "Using RICO to Reach Into the Corporate Pocket: Vicarious Civil Liability of the Business Entity Under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act," Dickinson Law Review, Vol. 93, pp. 465-496.
  • Ginger, Laura A. (1988), "Managing Securities Disputes After McMahon: A Call For Consolidation and Arbitration," Villanova Law Review, Vol. 33, pp. 515-553.