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Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Last modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hall Center welcomes health law expert Nicolas Terry as co-director, new faculty member

Jan. 4, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has announced the appointment of Nicolas Terry, leading authority in the intersection of medicine, law and information technology, as the Hall Render Professor of Law and co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health.

Before joining the law school at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Jan. 1, Terry was the Chester A. Myers Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, where he taught torts, products liability, health information technology, law and science, and health care quality. Terry, who co-directed SLU's top-ranked Center for Health Law Studies from 2000 to 2008, will now lead the Hall Center in Indianapolis with co-director David Orentlicher, M.D., who joined the center in 1995.

"We could not have asked for a more qualified addition to our health law credentials," said IU McKinney School of Law Dean Gary R. Roberts. "Professor Terry is universally known and respected in the field of health law and will increase the national prominence our Hall Center enjoys. We are happy to welcome him to our law school family."

Born in England, Terry was educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, and he first taught at the University of Exeter in England before joining the Saint Louis faculty. He has served as a senior fellow at Melbourne Law School and as a visiting faculty member at the law schools of Santa Clara University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, Washington University and the University of Iowa. From 2008 to 2010, Terry served as Saint Louis University School of Law senior associate dean. His research focuses primarily on the intersection of medicine, law and information technology.

Terry replaces Professor Eleanor DeArman Kinney, who retired from IU in June after founding the Hall Center for Law and Health and leading it for 24 years.

The Hall Center will celebrate its 25th year in April.

About Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, IU McKinney School of Law is the largest law school in the state of Indiana. Occupying a spacious, new, technologically advanced building, the school is in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The school has enjoyed great success for more than 100 years in preparing students for legal careers. The success of the school is evidenced by the prominent positions graduates have obtained in the judiciary and other branches of government, business, positions of civic leadership and law practice. The school's 10,000 alumni are located in every state in the nation and several foreign countries. More information about the law school is available at

For more information, contact Elizabeth Allington at 317-278-3038 and