Graduates of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law achieve greatness. Whether practicing law in a small family firm, an international firm with offices around the globe, a start-up tech company, or any number of other settings in and outside the field of law, our graduates make a difference. The graduates listed here are examples of people who have gone the extra mile, not just excelling in their workplace or community, but by leaving their mark on the larger national and international environment.
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James G. Parker (JD 2012) is the 2019 recipient of the Maurer School of Law's Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award. He is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland, Ore., where he maintains a general litigation, counseling, and transactional practice, with a focus on insurance-related matters. He represents clients in cases involving professional negligence, class action defense, breach of contract, and post-employment restrictive covenants. He counsels self-insurance trust/pools, captive managers, insurers, and intermediaries on corporate governance, insurance regulatory matters, and program management. He also represents insurance intermediaries in mergers and acquisitions. Parker has been a leader in alumni affairs at the Law School. He is a founding member of the Young Alumni Steering Committee and currently serves on the Law Alumni Board.
Jay Chaudhary (JD 2009) is the director for the Division of Mental Health and Addictions with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Prior to joining the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, he served as managing attorney and director of medical Legal Partnerships for Indiana Legal Services. Chaudhary holds an undergraduate degree from Ball State University.
During his time with Indiana Legal Services, Chaudhary developed a medical-legal partnership between Indiana Legal Services and Eskenazi Midtown Community Mental Health Center that began on a part-time basis and later turned it into a full-time, multi-lawyer program. For his dedication to this partnership, Chaudhary received the Innovation Award from ARC of Indiana. In 2015, the partnership between Indiana Legal Services and Eskenazi Midtown Community Mental Health Center received the Outstanding Medical Legal Partnership award from the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership. Chaudhary currently serves as a board member for the Indiana Health Advocacy Coalition and the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Commission. His level of engagement with the mental health community and energy that he puts into his work set an example for all of our recent graduates.
In 2020, Chaudhary was a receiptent of the Maurer School of Law's Young Alumni Distiguished Service Award.
Raised in Sebastian, Florida, Stephen E. Reynolds became interested, and proficient, in computers as a child. By the time he was in high school, he was designing websites for local business. Reynolds attended the University of Florida where he studied to be a computer engineer, while also working as a software tester for an aviation textbook and software manufacturer. During his final year of college, however, he took some introductory law classes and decided he would become a lawyer. Reynolds received his B.A. from Florida in 2004 and then spent a year as a computer programmer and IT analyst, before enrolling at the Indiana University School of Law. Reynolds received his JD degree from Indiana in 2008.
Since graduating from Maurer Law, Reynolds has been employed in the Indianapolis offices of Ice Miller. He is currently a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group and co-chair of the firm’s Data Security and Privacy Practice. Reynolds has been a member of the Maurer School of Law’s Black Law Student Association Advisory Board since 2015 and served as President in 2018. In addition, Reynolds was named the inaugural recipient of the law school’s Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2018.
Marisol Sanchez (JD 2002) currently serves as Vice President and General Counsel (North America) for Endress+Hauser, Inc., a Swiss industrial process engineering firm. She is responsible for the company’s legal policies and procedures and for a variety of risk management and compliance functions. She also manages three business units: quality, safety, and compliance; procurement; and commercial contract management. Before joining Endress+Hauser, Sanchez was a partner in the litigation, appellate, and white-collar crime practice group at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis, which she joined in 2003. From 2002–2003, she served as a clerk to Hon. Chief Justice Randall Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court. Sanchez is active in numerous civic affairs, including the Law School’s Alumni Board and Latino Alumni Advisory Board (past president), and is a trustee and secretary of the Indianapolis Zoo, where she serves on its diversity committee.
Christopher Michael Goff was born in Wabash County, Indiana, and raised in the Wabash-Huntington area. Goff is a summa cum laude graduate of Ball State University (1994). After Ball State, he enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, where he received his J.D. degree in 1996. From 1997 to 1999, Goff was an associate with Mills & Northrop, in Huntington, Indiana. In 1999, he became a partner in the firm (Mills, Northrop, & Goff) and remained with the firm until 2005. Goff also served as a public defender in Huntington County.
In 2005, Goof was appointed to serve as Wabash Superior Court Judge. While serving as Superior Court Judge, Goff implemented two courts to help the community address the devastating effects of drug abuse in the community – the Wabash County Drug Court, and the Family Drug Treatment Court. Goff was reelected to the position in 2014. In 2017, Goff was appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb to serve as Indiana’s 110th Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. At age 45, Goff was, at the time of his appointment, the youngest member of the court by almost a decade.
Born in our nation’s capital, Laurie N. Robinson Haden graduated from Oxon Hill High School (Prince George’s County, Maryland) in 1990. She then enrolled at North Carolina Central University, where she received her B.A. degree in political science in 1994. In 1995, she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law and received her JD degree in 1998. While in law school she served as an Associate (1996-97) and then Executive Notes Editor (1997-98) on the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.
Haden’s legal career began as an Associate at the New York offices of Epstein Becker & Green (1998-2000). She then spent two years at Seyfarth Shaw, specializing in labor and employment issues, before being hired by the CBS Corporation as the Assistant General Counsel and Director of Training and Development. She was promoted to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in 2002 and Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in 2009. In 2015, she was tapped by CBS for a new role within the Litigation Department reporting to the Head of Litigation. In this position, she oversees and manages outside counsel, directs legal strategy, and participates in alternative dispute resolution.
In addition to her work at CBS, Haden is founder (2004) and CEO of Corporate Counsel Women of Color, a non-profit professional organization which advances women of color attorneys and fosters diversity in the legal profession. Haden has been recognizes by numerous organizations for her work and public service efforts, including a 2010 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award.
Sonia Miller-Van Oort (JD 1997) has spent her legal career in Minneapolis, where she focuses her practice on a variety of litigation cases involving commercial disputes, product liability cases, non-competition matters, breach-of-contract cases, franchise disputes, and more. In addition to her law degree, she holds a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame (1993). Miller-Van Oort began her career at Flynn Gaskins & Bennett and later joined Faegre & Benson, now known as Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath.
In 2011 after more than a decade of working at large law firms, she co-founded Sapientia Law Group where she is currently chief manager. One of the few minority owned and women owned law firms in the Midwest, the firm conducts more than half of its client business with an alternative fee structure. Driven by a desire to make a change in the way law firms work, Sapientia Law is still going strong.
Miller-Van Oort is well-known for her skill as an attorney and for her service to the community. She was named a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law and Politics in 2005, 2006, 2008, and a “Super Lawyer” in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2007–2008, she was elected the 89th president of the Hennepin County Bar Association (one of the 15 largest county bar associations in the country), serving as the Association’s first Hispanic president and the second-youngest president in its history. In 2017 she served as the Minnesota State Bar Association’s first Hispanic bar president.
Sonia Miller-Van Oort also has a history of serving the Law School. She was a member of the Alumni Board from 2003–2009 and is a founding member of the Latino Alumni Advisory Board. In 2020, Miler-Van Oort was a receiptient of the Maurer School of Law's Distinguished Service Award.
Damon Ray Leichty was born in Rensselaer, Indiana, and raised in the tiny Hoosier town of Argos. A graduate of Argos Junior Senior High School (1990), he then enrolled at Wabash College, receiving his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, in 1994. Leichty returned to his hometown after graduation and worked for the Lobdell Emery Manufacturing Company, before traveling overseas to attend the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland. He received his M. Litt. degree, in literature and law, from Aberdeen in 1996. Upon returning to the United States he enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. While in law school he served, first as an Associate (v.5) and then as Book Review Editor (v.6) on the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Leichty received his JD degree from Indiana in 1999.
Leichty’s legal career began in South Bend, Indiana, where he joined the offices of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP. From 2001 until 2003, he clerked for Judge Robert Miller, of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Indiana. Once his clerkship was completed he returned to Barnes & Thornburg, where he represented clients in civil litigation across the country and regularly counseled manufacturers on issues such as product liability, contracts, and warranties. In addition, Leichty has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School sicne 2017.
In 2018, Leichty was nominated to fill the position that he had once clerked for in the Northern District of Indiana. On July 10, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination as Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Alonzo Weems (JD 1995) is vice president and deputy general counsel of Eli Lilly and Co., where he oversees Lilly’s corporate legal functions including litigation, human resources, commercial transactions, regulatory and privacy, and serves as general counsel for the company’s global biomedicines business unit. Having spent most of his career with Lilly, he has held several positons within the company including general counsel and corporate secretary for Eli Lilly Canada and director of global workforce diversity among others. In addition to his demanding corporate duties, Alonzo is active in many ways. From 2000-2006, he served as a member of the State Board of Law Examiners, serving as president from 2005-2006. He is past chair of the Indiana State Bar Association's Diversity Committee and serves on the boards of the International School of Indiana and Early Learning Indiana. In 2018 was named by Savoy magazine of one of the most influential Black lawyers in the United States.
Alonzo's service to the school has been long-standing and remarkable. He served on the Alumni Board from 1996-1999; is a founding member of the BLSA Alumni Advisory Board where he served from 2003-2005 and rejoined the board in 2015. And in 2019 he joined the Law School’s Board of Visitors. In addition to his time serving on boards, Alonzo also works closely with our development office in the role of corporate solicitor at Lilly. He is also known as a go-to mentor and advisor to all of our students. Weems is a 1992 graduate of Wabash College
In 2020, Weems was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Indiana Univesity Maurer School of Law
Born and raised in Chicago, Martin Montes is a graduate of that city’s Roberto Clemente High School (1988). He received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992 and then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. He received his JD from Indiana in 1995.
Montes’ legal career began as an associate with the firm of Barnes and Thornburg. In 1998, he clerked for the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. He then spent three years as a senior associate with Seyfarth Shaw. From 2002 until 2011, Montes served as Associate General Counsel for the International Legal Division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In 2011, he became Assistant General Counsel-Legal Operations & Administration with Exelon. In 2011, Montes became the Director of Regulatory Affairs with the Chicago-based Commonwealth Edison, and in 2019 became ComEd’s Vice President for Large Customer Services.
A longtime community volunteer, Montes is active in the Hispanic National Bar Association, having served as a regional president and on its corporate advisory board. Through his efforts with the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, he has been active in promoting the civil rights of Latinos in America. Montes also serves as a board member for the Legal Aid Society Legal Prep Charter Academies, and the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund. Montes served on the law school’s Alumni Board from 2006 through 2007 and the school’s Latino Alumni Advisory Board since 2009. He served as President of the Board in 2017. Montes received an Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2017.
Andrea Morehead is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, originally from Anderson, Indiana. She attended Howard University in Washington DC, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A, in Communications/Journalism in 1991. While at Howard, she began her television career as a Production Intern with Koppel Communications. From 1992 to 1993, she was a reporter/anchor for the weekday evening newscast with WGMC-TV in Worchester, Massachusetts. In 1993, she entered the law school at Indiana University, Bloomington. During her time in law school, she worked as a Management Council law clerk with the National Football League in New York. Upon graduation with her JD in 1996, she joined WXIN-TV in Indianapolis as a reporter, assistant producer, and assignment editor. From there she went to WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she anchored the 6 and 11 weekend evening newscasts.
In 1999, Morehead joined WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, anchoring the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. weeknight news. She has field-anchored various major events, including the 2000 NBA Championship, the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, the 2002 Final Four in Atlanta, Georgia, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is also active in numerous organizations, including the Susan G. Komen Indianapolis Race for the Cure, the Mayor’s Diversity Awards Program, the George Rawls Public Health Awards, Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic, the United Negro College Fund Scholarship Program, the 5K Run/Walk for Sickle Cell, and the Indiana Humanities Council Leadership Summit.
Born in Taipei City, Taiwan (Republic of China), Yu-Chi Wang earned his Bachelor’s degree in law from National Taiwan University. At the suggestion of one of his professors, Wang applied and was accepted into the Indiana University School of Law’s LLM program. He received the degree in 1993, and later returned to Indiana to become the school’s first Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree recipient.
Wang returned to Taiwan and began a career as an academic, teaching at the Graduate School of Social Informatics at Yuan-Ze University. He also taught in the Department of Law at Shih-Hsin University, becoming a respected and known expert in privacy and telecommunications law. In 2005, Wang joined the Science and Technology Law Center of the Institute for Information Industry, and ultimately became the Center’s Director. From 2008 until 2016, Wang served in the administration of President Ma Ying-Jeou, in a variety of positions, including: Secretary and Spokesperson, Senior Advisor to the National Security Council, and Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council. During his government service, he was the first cabinet member of Taiwan to lead and official delegation to mainland China since the two countries separated. He also was the first Minister to hold official meetings with his mainland China counterpart.
Wang returned to the Department of Law at Shih-Hsin University in 2016 as an associated professor. Yu-Chi Wang is a founding member of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Global Advisory Board and was inducted into the Maurer School of Law’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2018.
Courtney Rene Tobin was raised in Belvidere, Illinois, where she graduated from Belvidere High School in 1985, She then enrolled at the University of Illinois. She received her B.S. degree in Speech and Hearing in 1989 and then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. Tobin received her JD degree from the law school in 1992.
Tobin practiced law with the Indianapolis firm Krieg DeVault, LLP, before moving to the public sector. She served as General Counsel for the Indiana Department of Commerce and the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture, where she helped interpret and develop policy for the state’s economic community. She then became the General Counsel and Executive Director for the Indiana Development Finance Authority, where she managed the state’s capital access, industrial development bond, and brownfield redevelopment programs. Tobin relocated to Georgia, to become Associate Director of the J. W. Fanning Institute, the economic development unit of the University of Georgia. She returned to Indiana as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Sycamore Advisors, LLC. She is responsible for the firm’s regulatory compliance and manages bond transactions.
Tobin has served on the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Board since 2008, and served as President of the board in 2016. A recipient of a Sagamore of the Wabash award from the Governor Frank O’Bannon, Tobin received a Distinguished Service Award from Maurer Law in 2017.
Christopher David Lee was born and raised in Bedford, Indiana. He graduated from that city’s Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1985, before enrolling at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. A member of the DePauw varsity football and track teams, Lee was elected Student Body President during his senior year. He graduated from DePauw with a B. A. in Political Science in 1989. Later that year he enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. Lee received his JD degree from the law school in 1993.
Chris Lee has spent his entire legal career in Southern Indiana. He rose to become a partner at the Evansville firm of Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, and is currently partner at Wooden McLaughlin. Lee has a broad based civil litigation practice, frequently managing complex litigation involving multiple attorneys and parties. He is a frequent speaker on trial practice and advocacy issues.
As a member of the Indiana National Guard, Lee was deployed to Bosnia in 2001 and Afghanistan in 2004. While in Afghanistan he founded the Afghanistan Relief Fund, which supports three orphanages, three hospitals, several refute camps, and a school. Lee was awarded the Army Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan. Lee is a recipient of the Evansville Bar Association's James Bethel Gresham Freedom Award, the Raymond L. White Award for Distinguished Military Service, and is one of the youngest attorneys to have been named an Indiana Super Lawyer. Additionally, Christopher D. Lee received a 2014 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award.
Jeanne Michelle Picht was raised in Thailand, Kansas, and Alabama. She is a 1984 graduate of Huntsville Alabama's S. R. Butler High School. After high school she enrolled at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, graduating with a B.S. degree in biology in 1989. Picht remained in Huntsville after graduation, working in the University's Library for two years. In 1991, she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, where she received her JD degree, Cum Laude, in 1994.
Jeanne Picht’s legal career began in Louisville, Kentucky, where she became an associate with the Stites & Harbison law firm. In 1996 she joined the LexisNexis team, first as an Applications Consultant and then as an Account Manager. In 2003, she returned to Stites & Harbison as Director of Professional Development & Recruitment. In the position, she advised and consulted with organizations and schools to improve how they select, recruit, develop, and advance their human capital by leveraging and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data sources. In 2015, she became the Director of Attorney Talent Strategy for the Mountain View, California, firm of Fenwick & West, before becoming the Professional Development Manager for the Washington, DC, frim Thompson Hine, in 2018. In 2019, Picht became Director of Professional Development at the DC offices of Fried Frank.
Picht writes and speaks on professional development, leadership, and legal employment recruiting. Since 2007, she has been a member of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Board (president in 2017) and since 2016 she has been a member of the school’s Board of Visitors. Jeanne Michelle Picht was named a recipient of an Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Awards in 2018.
Lisa Carol McKinney was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her interest in law arose from visits to her father’s law office, and participating in a special criminal justice program that exposed her to the legal system while in high school. A 1984 graduate of Indianapolis’ Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, McKinney attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She received her B.A. in Communication Arts in 1989. McKinney enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law in the fall of 1989 and received her JD in 1992.
McKinney is a partner with the Indianapolis firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, serving as chair of the Hospitality, Alcoholic Beverage and Administrative Law Groups. She is also a partner in the firm’s Environmental Group. McKinney served on the law school’s Alumni Board from 1996 to 2008, serving as President of the Board in 2007. Since 2004, she has been a member of the school’s Board of Visitors. Lisa Carol McKinney was awarded the Maurer School of Law’s Distinguished Service Award in 2009.
Susan Carney Lynch was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She was raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, and graduated as valedictorian from that city’s B.M.C. Durfee High School in 1984. After high school, she enrolled at Dartmouth College where she graduated with a B. A. in history in 1988. Interested in the law, she spent two years after college serving as a paralegal for law firms in New York and Boston. In 1990, she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. While in law school, Lynch served as the founding Editor-in-Chief to the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (v.1, 1992/93). Lynch received her JD degree, from IU, in 1993.
Lynch’s legal career began (1993-1996) as Litigation Associate the Washington, D.C., firm of Bayh Connaughton & Malone, PC. She then spent several years with the firm Brand, Lowell & Ryan, PC, before joining the U.S. Department of Justice. She currently holds the title of Senior Trial Counsel for Elder Justice, Civil Fraud Section, Civil Division, where she leads national investigations and civilly prosecutes long-term care facilities that fail to adequately care for their residents. In 2000, she received a Master of Laws in Litigation and the Judicial Process from Georgetown University and in 2016 she was awarded a Doctorate of Public Health in Health Leadership and Management Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She has been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown since 2000.
Lynch has been presented numerous awards from the Department of Justice, including: the 2002 Special Achievement Award for obtaining the largest civil fraud damage award in the state of Montana's history, the 2007 Attorney General’s Special Commendation Award for civil fraud settlement, the 2014 Civil Division Award for Elder Justice Policy work, and the 2018 Deputy Attorney General Award for Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act Implementation. Lynch has served on the law school’s Alumni Board since 2008, and served as President in 2017/18. Susan Carney Lynch is a recipient of a 2019 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award.
Gregory Andrew Castanias was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. A 1983 graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis, Castanias enrolled at Wabash College (IN) in the fall of 1983. He graduated, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in philosophy in 1987 and then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. Castanias served on the student editorial board of the Indiana Law Journal during the 1988/89 (v.64) and 1989/90 (v.65) academic years. He graduated, summa cum laude, with a JD in 1990.
After law school, Castanias spent 1991 clerking in the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, before joining the firm of Jones Day, in Washington D.C. Now a partner at Jones Day, he specializes in intellectual property issues. From 2004 to 2015, Castanias coordinated the firm’s global library operations. He is the author of Federal Appellate Practice and Procedure in a Nutshell (2nd, West Academic, 2017) and is an Adjunct Professor at the Maurer School of Law, teaching courses in appellate practice and procedure.
Castanias served on the law school’s Alumni Board from 2003 to 2010, and was President of the board in 2009. Additionally, he has served on the law school’s Board of Visitors since 2009. Castanias was awarded Wabash College’s Richard O. Ristine Law Award, in recognition of contributions to Wabash and the practice of the law, in 2008. He was awarded the Maurer School of Law’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010.
Mark Kenneth Dudley was born in Ohio, but grew up in Greencastle and Carmel, Indiana. He graduated from Carmel High School in 1983, before enrolling at Indiana University. Dudley majored in History and Political Science at IU and received his A.B. degree in 1987. He then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law and received his JD degree, Cum Laude, in 1990.
Dudley began his professional career, in Anderson, Indiana, with attorney Max Howard in 1991. He maintained an active civil practice with Mr. Howard until 1997. He then formed a law partnership with William Riley in Indianapolis and practiced civil litigation with a special emphasis on asbestos cases until 2004. Dudley then returned to Anderson and his mentor Max Howard, practicing with the firm Howard DeLey & Dudley. In 2015 he was appointed to the Madison Superior Court bench by Governor Pence. He was elected to a full term in 2016.
Soon after Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi was born in Arlington, Virginia, his family returned to their ancestral home in Iraq. In 1970, the family returned to the United States and settled in Indiana. Istrabadi graduated from Bloomington High School South in 1980, and then enrolled at the University of Rochester (NY) that fall. He returned to Bloomington in 1981 to attend Indiana University, receiving his B.A. in chemistry in 1985. Istrabadi enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law in the fall of 1985 and received his JD in the spring of 1988. Additionally, Istrabadi received his LL.M. (2005) and his S.J.D. (2009) from Northwestern University.
After law school, Istrabadi spent six years in private practice, in Northern Indiana. During his time in prvate practice, he become increasinly involved in Iraqi opposition politics. After 33 years, Istrabadi finally returned to Iraq in 2003, where he would help draft the Transitional Administrative Law. He also served as legal advisor to the Iraqi Minister for Foreign Affairs during the negotiations for U.N. Security Council resolution 1546, which recognized the reassertion by Iraq of its sovereignty. In 2004, Istrabadi was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Deputy Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations.
Istrabadi returned to United States and the Indiana University School of Law in 2007, becoming a visiting professor and also teaching at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Additionally, Istrabadi serves as an Associate Director of the Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Law School and is the founding director of Indiana University's Center for the Study of the Middle East.
In 2005, Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi was a recipient of the Indiana University Foundation President's Award and received the law school's Distinguished Service Award in 2006. In 2015, he was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.