Mark E. Need

Mark E. Need

Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic; Faculty Director, JD/MBA Programs

  • B.A., Indiana University 1988
  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law 1992
  • M.B.A., Indiana University Kelley School of Business 1992
  • Certified Civil Mediator, State of Indiana
  • Partner, Bose McKinney & Evans, Indianapolis, IN, 2000-2005
  • 2009 Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

At Indiana Law, Professor Need directs the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, a live clinic focusing on start-up ventures and other small businesses. He also instructs the classroom component of the clinical course. Fourth-year joint JD/MBA students and third-year law students have the unique opportunity to assist ventures with legal issues including financial planning, organization, licenses, agreements, regulatory compliance, and more. Clinic students work in teams on actual business formation, planning, and strategy issues in a multi-disciplinary setting. Need also teaches Transactional Drafting and advises the Law School's national transactional law competition teams.

Need has a long history serving the small business client. Prior to joining Indiana Law, Professor Need spent thirteen years in private practice, representing businesses of all sizes. He spent the last five years of his private practice as a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis, where he represented personal clients with their business needs while also assisting firm clients in a broad range of business litigation areas, including employment, regulatory, construction, real estate, and copyright. Following private practice, he served as general counsel for a former corporate client. He is a certified civil mediator. An alumnus of IU's joint JD/MBA program, Need is also the faculty director of the Law School's JD/MBA programs. The Law School currently offers a 4-year JD/MBA, a 4-year JD/MBAA (accounting), an accelerated 3-year JD/MBA, and a unique international JD/MBA in conjunction with the Sungkyunkwan Graduate School of Business in Seoul, South Korea.

A 2009 recipient of the Trustees' Teaching Award at the Law School, Need previously served as an adjunct professor at the Kelley School of Business, where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award. He has taught commercial law in the Sungkyunkwan MBA program in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small business law
  • Commercial real estate
  • Private acquisitions