Andrew R. Klein, Paul E. Beam Professor of Law Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, was presented with an IUPUI Chancellor’s Medallion by Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar on November 10, 2021. Klein was honored for his years of service to IUPUI and to the McKinney School of Law as dean, including his dedication to McKinney students, alumni, faculty, and staff; his vision for strengthening diversity and inclusion; and his ongoing commitment to educating the next generation of legal minds in Indiana and beyond.
Klein joined the McKinney Law faculty in 2000 and served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, Klein was a visiting fellow at Clare College and a visiting scholar on the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. From 2010 to 2013, Klein served as chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at IUPUI. He was appointed the 12th dean of the McKinney School of Law in 2013, providing its overall strategic vision and leadership, and advancing research, education, and civic engagement until his return to the faculty in 2020.
A dedicated classroom instructor, Klein’s teaching and research focus on tort and environmental law have garnered numerous awards, including five teaching awards, three faculty leadership awards, two outstanding administrator awards, and the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award. He received the Black Cane Award presented by the McKinney student body in 2004, and in 2019, he was honored with an IU Bicentennial Medal in recognition of his distinguished service as dean.
An active scholar, Klein has published articles in a number of leading law journals and has co-author of two casebooks and a student-oriented textbook. He is a member of the American Law Institute and has served as reporter for the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals Civil Jury Instructions Committee. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis and Indiana Bar Foundations.
Prior to joining IU, Klein was on the faculty of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law from 1992 to 2000. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin and his Juris Doctor with Distinction from Emory University School of Law where he studied as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Law and was editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal. Following law school, Professor Klein served for one year as a law clerk to Judge Joseph W. Hatchett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.