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Patrick L. Baude:
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Patrick L. Baude
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Indiana University Maurer School of Law lost an exceptional scholar when Pat Baude died on January 26, 2011 after a brief illness. Pat's intellect has been described as vast, brilliant, and noble, and his inspirational teaching was legendary at the Law School. He was a font of encyclopedic knowledge on virtually any subject from the United States Supreme Court to European travel, from politics to fine wine, and his contributions were always marked by his thoughtful analysis, eloquence, and generous spirit.

Pat received his undergraduate degree in economics and history and his law degree from the University of Kansas, where he graduated first in his class and was editor-in-chief of the Kansas Law Review. Following graduation, he joined Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee. After 18 months of law practice, Pat accepted a graduate fellowship at Harvard Law School, where he received an LL.M in International Law. He joined the Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty in 1968.

Pat's approach to law transcended mere doctrine, and blended history, philosophy, popular culture, and current events. He challenged students to examine established institutions in light of new ideas. In his more than 40 years of teaching, he taught Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction, Remedies, Criminal Law and Procedure, Restitution, Professional Responsibility, and Civil Procedure. He inspired generations of students to think deeply and to embrace complexity.

Upon hearing of his untimely death, alumni around the globe overwhelmingly expressed that Pat was the finest teacher they had ever had. Pat won numerous awards for his teaching, including the university's Ulysses G. Weatherly Distinguished Teaching Award in 1973, the Law School's Gavel Award in 1980 and 2011, the Wallace Teaching Award in 1990, the Trustees Teaching Award in 1997, and the Law School's lifetime teaching award in 2008 on the occasion of his retirement. Pat also held the Ralph F. Fuchs Professorship of Law and Public Service beginning in 2001.

Pat bridged the roles of teacher, scholar, and public servant in a way that represents the best that public law schools have to offer their citizens. He was a supportive colleague, a brilliant teacher, a valued friend, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His loss is deeply felt by all who knew him.

The Law School will hold a remembrance for Pat in the Moot Court room on Friday, October 28, 2011. We invite those who were inspired by Pat to share their memories here.

For more information, please contact Catherine Dyar, chief of staff, at 812-855-2075 or at

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IU Maurer School of Law
Arthur M. Lotz Office of Alumni & Development
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405.

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