Sheldon Jay Plager (b. 1931) served as Indiana University School of Law’s eleventh Dean from 1977 to 1984. Plager was born in New Jersey and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina (1952). He received his J.D. from the University of Florida (1958) and an LL.M from Columbia Law School (1961). Prior to arriving at Indiana, Plager taught law at the University of Florida (1958-63) and at the University of Illinois (1964-1977). After leaving Indiana he was a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Law School, before holding positions in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Management and Budget. Since 1989, Plager has served as a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, assuming senior status in 2000.

Listed below are some of Dean Plager's writings. For a complete list of Sheldon Plager's writings click here. Also listed below are writings about Sheldon Jay Plager, along with miscellaneous materials related to Plager.

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Writings by Dean Sheldon Plager

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Dean Provides Some Answers, S. Jay Plager

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A First Year Appraisal; Thoughts on Bakke, Sheldon J. Plager

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Dean Plager Responds to Questions, Sheldon J. Plager

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Where Does Indiana University Law School Stand, Sheldon J. Plager

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A Message from the Dean: Recapping 1978-79 at the Law School, and a Look at 1979-80, Sheldon J. Plager

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Dean's Message, Sheldon J. Plager

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Dean's Message, Sheldon J. Plager

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Dean's Message, Sheldon J. Plager

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Dean's Message, Sheldon J. Plager

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Dean's Message, Sheldon J. Plager

Writings about Dean Sheldon Plager

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Plager to Head Law School

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Illinois Prof I.U. Law Dean Choice

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Strengthening Law School is One Goal of New Dean

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I.U. Selects Law Dean for Bloomington Campus

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Environmental Law Strength Enhanced with Appointment of Dean Sheldon J. Plager

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Law School Dean Enjoys Challenges

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Scholarship and Research Mark New IU Law Dean, John Fancher

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New Law Dean Seeks More Funds to Improve School, Jules Schwab

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Law School Needs More Faculty, Space, John Fancher

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I.U. Law School Needs Help: Dean, Bruce C. Smith

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Expansion Required for I.U. Law School, New Dean Says

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IU Leaders Debate New Law School vs. Addition, John Fancher

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Law Dean Unhappy with Commissions Actions, Kevin Scioni

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Law School Meets Accreditation Standards, Tiba Altoma

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Future Appears Bright to IU Law School Dean, Robert Rhoades

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Law Dean Responds to Critics, Christopher Cokinos

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Students Choosing Traditional Law Practice

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Faculty News

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IU Law Dean Relinquishing Post

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Reagan to Appoint Former Dean to Post

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On May 6 at IU Former Law Dean Will Speak to SPEA Graduates

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Plager Named to Federal Post

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Former IU Dean Gets at Meat of the Problem, Mike Leonard

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IU Law Professor Sworn in as Judge on Appellate Level, Kurt Van der Dussen

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IU Prof Couple May Represent Judicial History

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It may be Precedent: Husband, Wife on Bench

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Former Dean Dons Judge's Robes

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Former Deans: Where Are They Now?

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Dean's Resignation Surprises Faculty, Lisa Hays