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Dean of I.U.'s Maurer School of Law named to head national group

 IBJ Staff
January 15, 2011
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Lauren K. Robel, dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, was elected the next president of the American Association of Law Schools on Jan. 7. Robel will serve as president-elect until January 2012 and as president the following year.
 

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Robel has been a professor at the Maurer School since 1985 after clerking for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jesse Esch-bach. She has been dean of the school since 2003.

Robel earned her law degree at IU, graduating summa cum laude. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University.

The Association of Law Schools, founded in 1900, represents 171 law schools and more than 10,000 law professors. It lobbies before the federal government and among higher-education organizations.

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