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Bennett, Robert

Professor - Business Law
College of Business

rbennett@butler.edu
317/940-9502

Holcomb Building - 228



Resumé/Vitae

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

  • Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Editor's Corner: Civility in the Academy, 19 THE JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES EDUCATION ix (2001).
  • Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Editor's Corner: Changing the Culture, 18 THE JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES EDUCATION (2000).
  • Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Editor's Corner: Dirty Little Secrets, 18 THE JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES EDUCATION ix (2000).
  • Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Editor's Corner: The Craft of Teaching, 17 THE JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES EDUCATION ix (1999).
  • Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Jordan H. Leibman and Richard E. Fetter, Seeing Is Believing; or Is It? An Empirical Study of Computer Simulations as Evidence, 34 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW 257 (1999).
  • Erin J. Roth and Robert B. Bennett, Jr., The Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1995: Potent Weapon or Uphill Battle?, 16 THE MIDWEST LAW REVIEW 1 (1999)[Best Article Award, Volume 16].
  • Jordan H. Leibman, Robert B. Bennett, Jr., and Richard E. Fetter, The Effect of Lifting the Blindfold From Civil Juries Charged with Apportioning Damages in Modified Comparative Fault Cases: An Empirical Study of the Alternatives, 35 AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL 349 (1998) [Selected for discussion at the Hurst Faculty Seminar, University of Florida College of Business, 1998; winner of The Ralph C. Hoeber Award for Outstanding Article, Volume 35, 1998].

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Professor of Business Law


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees

  • University of Georgia School of Law: J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 1980.
  • Honors and Activities: Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity; Editorial Board, GEORGIA LAW REVIEW; Woodruff Scholar; Executive Board, Georgia Society of International and Comparative Law; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.
  • Davidson College: A.B. Cum Laude, 1977 (History).
  • Activities: Junior Year Abroad: Philipps University, Marburg, Germany; Wrestling, Letterman; Executive Board, PAX Fraternity.

Professional Credentials

  • Admitted to Practice Law in Georgia (1980-1995), North Carolina (1980-Present) and Indiana (1994-Present). Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV.
  • Fluent in German.

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • Beta Gamma Sigma (Secretary/Treasurer 2002-Present)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi; Sigma Beta Delta; Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Executive Board, 1999-2001, 2004-Present)
  • Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business (President, 2004-2005; Vice-President, 2003-2004; Secretary, 2002-2003; Presented Outstanding Service Award, November 4, 2005)
  • Society of Business Ethics (2003-Present)
  • American Bar Association (Sections of Business Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) (1980-94)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Real Estate Section, 1980-Present)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association (1980-91)
  • State Bar of Georgia (1980-95); Real Property Council of Charlotte (1984 91)
  • North Carolina Mortgage Bankers Association (Associate Member, 1984 91)
  • Charlotte Homebuilders Association (Associate Member, 1984-91) Metrolina World Trade Association (1989 91)
  • German/American Business Stammtisch (1989 1991)
  • St. Marks Methodist Church, Carmel, Indiana (1995-Present) (Youth Leader, 2000-Present)
  • Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana (1992 95) (Deacon [1994-95], Mission Committee [1992-94], Covenant Club Board [1992-94])
  • Board of Directors of the Friends of the Carmel/Clay Public Library (2006-Present)
  • Board of Directors of the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, Inc. (1993-95)

Professional Experience

  • February, 2002 to Present: Professor of Business Law, College of Business, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • January 2002 to December, 2005: Associate Dean, College of Business Administration, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • September, 2002; May, 2003; September, 2003; January, 2005; October, 2005; April, 2006: Visiting Professor of Business Ethics, Master of Business Administration Program, Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.
  • April, 1997 to February, 2002: Associate Professor of Business Law (With Tenure), College of Business Administration, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Fall, 1999: Sabbatical, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany.
  • August, 1991 to March, 1997: Assistant Professor of Business Law, College of Business Administration, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Teach undergraduate courses in the Legal Environment of Business, Business Law, the Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions, Business Environment, Business Ethics, Cooperative Education, Change and Tradition (an interdisciplinary humanities sequence), and Law & Culture. Teach graduate courses in Public Policies Toward Business and Business Ethics.
  • November, 1995 to October, 2000: Of Counsel, Sommer & Barnard, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • November, 1984 to August, 1991: Shareholder, Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A., Charlotte, North Carolina.