Andrew R. Klein joined the faculty in 2000 and became Dean in the summer of 2013. He is also the Paul E. Beam Professor of Law. From 2010-2013, Dean Klein served as Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chancellor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at IUPUI.
Before joining IU, he taught at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and practiced with the Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin. Dean Klein earned a B.A. with distinction in journalism and economics from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. with distinction from the Emory University School of Law, where he studied as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Law and was editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal.
Dean Klein’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of tort and environmental law. He is co-author of two casebooks, Toxic and Environmental Torts: Cases and Materials (Thomson/West 2011) and Torts: Cases, Problems and Exercises (Lexis/Nexis 4th ed. 2013), as well as a student-oriented textbook, Mastering Tort Law 2nd Edition (Carolina Academic Press 2016).
Dean Klein is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ section on Torts and Compensation Systems. He also has served as Reporter for the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals Civil Jury Instructions Committee and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis and Indiana Bar Foundations. In addition, Dean Klein is a dedicated classroom teacher who has won ten student teaching awards during his career. He has also been a national lecturer on tort law for BarBri Bar Review.