May 6, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Maurer School of Law will hold a dedication ceremony Friday, May 8, to honor the many contributions of alumnus and entrepreneur Lowell E. Baier and one of the professors who inspired him both in and out of the classroom: Jerome Hall. The media are invited to cover the event.
WHAT: The dedication of the law building, which will be renamed Baier Hall in recognition of Baier’s significant achievements and longstanding support of Indiana University and its law school, and the Jerome Hall Law Library, in honor of one of the law school’s most accomplished faculty members.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 8.
WHERE: The Maurer School of Law Moot Court Room, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405.
WHO: Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs John S. Applegate, Dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law Austen L. Parrish, Lowell E. Baier and others are scheduled to speak at the event.
About Lowell E. Baier:
A native of Jasper County, Ind., Baier received his Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Valparaiso University in 1961 and his law degree from the Maurer School of Law in 1964. While practicing law in Washington, D.C., in 1967, he formed Baier Properties Inc., a Bethesda, Md.-based developer of warehouses, residential properties and award-winning office buildings and shopping centers.
A passionate conservationist, Baier is one of 14 original founders of the Wild Sheep Foundation, which for 40 years has funded over $2.4 million annually to re-establish the habitat of the four species of wild sheep in North America. His exploratory work led to similar programs in Russia and Mongolia.
Since 1975, Baier has been active in the Boone and Crockett Club, America’s oldest wildlife conservation organization, founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, and is its first president emeritus. A well-known adviser to elected officials on environmental and conservation issues, Baier took the lead in drafting President George H.W. Bush’s wildlife conservation agenda and has been an adviser and counselor to all successive presidential administrations.
About Jerome Hall:
Jerome Hall was a faculty member at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law from 1939 to 1970. He gained worldwide recognition for his work in criminal law, comparative law and jurisprudence. Hall was awarded Indiana University’s highest faculty rank, Distinguished Professor, in 1957, and was also the recipient of the university’s Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for his many years of distinguished teaching. Though he died in 1992, his work is still cited regularly in many of the country’s leading law journals.