IU School of Law – Indianapolis Professor to Become Dean of Loyola in New Orleans
On April 15, 2011, Dean Gary R. Roberts announced that IU School of Law – Indianapolis professor, María Pabón López, had accepted a position as dean of Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans.
A native of Puerto Rico and an expert on immigration law, Professor López assumed her new duties as Dean beginning summer 2011.
Dean Roberts said, “Loyola has a strong focus on Latin America and on social justice, two areas that fit perfectly with her interests and background. So I am excited and very happy for her, although as the dean of this law school I am distraught over losing her. I know all of us here feel the same way. She will be missed terribly and she will always be welcome back here at IU-Indianapolis.”
López joined Indiana University in the Fall of 2002 as Assistant Professor. She was then promoted to Associate Professor in 2006 and has been Professor of Law since 2008.
A prolific writer, she also received many awards during her tenure in Indianapolis, including the 2008 Diversity Attorney in Practice Award from the Indiana Lawyer and the 2007 Rabb Emison Diversity Award from the Indiana State Bar Association. López received the 2006 Trustees Teaching Award from Indiana University.