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Awards and Honors

Distinguished Service Award Recipients for 2013

Jim Brotherson James Brotherson, JD'78
A partner at Faegre Baker Daniels in South Bend, Brotherson has been a tireless friend and advocate for the Law School and is widely known for his contributions to the economic vitality of northern Indiana.
Susan Carpenter Susan Carpenter, JD'76
Recently retired as public defender of Indiana after 30 years, Carpenter is credited with reinforcing and strengthening the state's longstanding appellate defense standards, creating a top-notch capital defense unit, and ensuring representation for indigent prison inmates and persons challenging convictions and sentences.
Sandra Leek Sandra Leek, JD'79
Sandra Leek, JD'79 (posthumously) was an outstanding legal professional and active civic leader. She devoted her career to public service as the executive director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, commissioner of the Indiana Commission for Woman, and on numerous non-profit boards.