Professor Allington Retires After 37 Years at IU
Professor Tom Allington's IU career has spanned over three decades and three different buildings. He joined the faculty in 1970 after teaching at the University of South Dakota School of Law. He had his original interview with Dean Foust in the old Maennerchor building and began his IU teaching career in what was at the time the brand new law school building at 735 West New York Street. Aside from the intricacies of tax law, his area of greatest expertise is undoubtedly technology. In his capacity as resident computer expert, he worked on the planning committee for the current building, Inlow Hall, and helped bring the law school's facilities into the 21st century. During his career he has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1990-1997) and as Associate Dean for Technology (and webmaster) since 1999. Allington will also be remembered for contributing his talents as a pilot to the service of the law school. He used his Beechcraft Musketeer single-engine plane to fly Dean Lefstein and others to an alumni event in Evansville.
Dean Allington received his J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1966 and his LL.M. from New York University in 1971. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law and the University of Arizona College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation where he is a member of the Bankruptcy and Workouts Committee and former chair of the Agriculture Committee.
Friends and colleagues of Allington gathered on April 25th to wish him a happy retirement (and a happy birthday as well).