Karen E. Bravo

Karen E. Bravo

Karen E. Bravo. Photo by Dave Jaynes

UWI alumna Karen E Bravo has been named Dean of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at   Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from The UWI, Mona and she received her Master of Laws from the New York University School of Law and her Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law.

Her outstanding leadership abilities, her vision, energy and experience was noted by Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie said. He noted,  "Dr. Bravo is a nationally and internationally recognized legal scholar whose academic work has focused on the structural causes of vulnerability to exploitation and ways of ensuring that underrepresented people have a voice."

She will be the 13th Dean of the Law school  and will also be the first person of color and the second woman in the school's history to lead the urban-based institution.

She first joined the faculty of the McKinney School in 2004 as an assistant professor of law. She then served as associate dean for international affairs, associate dean for graduate studies and international affairs, and most recently as vice dean for the school. She received the IU Trustees award for excellence in teaching in 2008 and the IUPUI Office for Women Inspirational Woman Award in 2016.

She is an expert in the study of human trafficking, Bravo is the founder and leader of the Slavery Past, Present and Future Project, which organizes an annual interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars, civic leaders, government actors and other interested parties for a multidisciplinary exploration of human trafficking and slavery.

.SOURCE: https://news.iu.edu/stories/2020/02/iupui/releases/27-karen-bravo-appointed-dean-mckinney-law-school.html

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