Sandra D. Leek


Sandra D. Leek



Born in Durham, North Carolina, on October 8, 1954, Sandra D. Leek’s life was devoted to serving as an advocate for those less fortunate. Leek graduated from Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana, in 1972. In the fall of 1972, she enrolled at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. After graduating from Tufts with a B.A. degree in Political Science (1976), she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. She received her JD degree from IU in 1979.

After law school, Leek began her legal career at Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (a not-for-profit law firm and the largest provider of free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state) as Director of the State Support Center. She later served as ILS Managing Attorney in the Indianapolis office. From 1992 until 2005, she served as the Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Leek served as Chairperson of the Indiana Unemployment Insurance Review Board, as President of the Marion County Bar Association, and as a Board member of the ILS. In 2005, Leek joined the Indianapolis firm of Faegre Baker Daniels and later opened her own practice.

Leek was a member of the Indiana University School of Law Alumni Board from 1996 until 2000. Leek was posthumously presented the law school's Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Sandra D. Leek died on October 12, 2012, at the age of 58.


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