James Patrick White
James Patrick White served 26 years as Consultant on Legal Education to the American Bar Association and continues to serve as Consultant Emeritus. The office is responsible for law school accreditation, collection of statistics, and interfacing with other legal education entities. He continues to represent the ABA in a number of international legal education activities.
Mr. White served as was a Professor of law at Indiana University, joining the faculty in 1996. He previously taught at the University of North Dakota School of Law and was a Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow in University Administration at the University of Michigan. Mr. White also taught at George Washington University National Law Center and the University of Iowa College of Law. He served as chair of the Advisory Committee for Fulbright Scholar Awards in Law. He served as Dean for Academic Planning and Development for IUPUI from 1973 to 1978. He is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a life member of the American Law Institute, a distinguished fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and a life member of the Order of the Coif. He has received honorary degrees from the following institutions during the past two decades: LL.D., 1984, University of the Pacific; LL.D., 1989, John Marshall Law School; LL.D., 1989, Widener University; JurD., 1991, Whittier School of Law; LL.D., 1993, Campbell University; LL.D., 1995, Southwestern University; LL.D., 1995, Quinnipiac College; LL.D., 1997, California Western; LL.D., 1999, Roger Williams University; LL.D., 2001 New England School of Law; LL.D., 2001, Seattle University; LL.D., Western New England College, 2002; L.H.D., Barry University, 2005. Commissioner, China-United States Commission on Legal Education.
The Association of American Law Schools, the Law School Admission Council, the ABA Central and Eastern European Law Initiative and the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association passed special resolutions of appreciation for his leadership in legal education. The American Bar Association and friends have established an annual endowed lecture on legal education at the law school in his honor.