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James P. White (Jim)

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Anna


  • B.A., History, University of Iowa, 1953
  • J.D., Law, University of Iowa, 1956
  • LL.M., George Washington University, 1959
  • University of Michigan - Carnegie-Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1964-65

Current Profession

  • Professor Emeritus, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • Consultant Emeritus on Legal Education to the American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Order of Coif
  • Honorary Degrees: University of the Pacific, John Marshall Law School, Widener University, Whittier College, Campbell University, South Western University, Quinnipiac College, California Western Law School, Roger Williams University, New England School of Law, Seattle University, Western New England College, Barry University
  • Saint Thomas More Medal - St. Mary's University
  • Louis A. Smith Distinguished Jurist Award - Thomas Cooley Law School
  • Sagamore of the Wabash
  • Kutak Award Medal - American Bar Association
  • Honorary Fellow, Society of Advanced Legal Studies (UK)
  • ABA Central and Eastern European Law Initiative Extraordinary Leadership Award
  • Conferences on Legal Education held in my honor:
    • Indiana University, 2000
    • Istanbul, Turkey, 2001

Present Civic Activities

  • Trustee, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Herron School of Art Board
  • Board of Trustees
    • Butler University
    • John Marshall Law School
  • Council of Advisors, California Western School of Law
  • ABA Central and Eastern Law Initiative Advisory Committee
  • Commissioner - China -United States Commission on Legal Education

Past Civic Activities

  • Chairperson, Fulbright Scholars Awards in Law Committee
  • Law School Admission Council Global Issues Committee
  • President, Contemporary Art Society
  • Education Committee, Indianapolis Urban League
  • Building Committee, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Professional Organizational Memberships

  • American, Indiana, Iowa, Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Life Fellow American Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Life Member American Law Institute
  • Associate Member, Society of Public Teachers of Law (UK)


  • Gardening, travel, arts


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