Professor of Business Law
IU Kelley School of Business
Hodge Hall 428
Professor Jamie Prenkert teaches a LAMP senior seminar entitled Work/Life/Law, which is entirely appropriate given that he has experience with each. He's worked as a lifeguard in high school and college, for a law firm, for the federal government as a trial attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and on the faculty of the IU Kelley School of Business since 2002. He's lived for more than four decades—most of that in Indiana. He grew up in northern Indiana, went to college at Anderson University, and started his career and family in Indianapolis before moving to Bloomington to join the Kelley School faculty. A short stint in Washington, D.C., during college and several years in Cambridge, Mass., during law school—along with extensive world travel for teaching and research—have diversified his otherwise Hoosier-centric life experience. Finally, he's been deeply involved with the law (unfortunately for the consistency of this biographical blurb, “lawed” is not a word). He earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School. He has practiced employment, nonprofit, and health law. His research covers employment discrimination, whistleblowing, and human rights. And to be clear that his existence isn't totally encapsulated by his Work/Life/Law LAMP seminar, it should be noted that he enjoys playing tennis, taking ukulele lessons with his teenage son, and catching a good film whenever he can.
Read Professor Prenkert's IU Kelley School of Business profile.