About Shontrai D. Irving
Shontrai Irving is a clinical associate professor of business law at Purdue University Northwest, Irving has also worked as a public defender at the Lake County Juvenile Center, where he represents children’s interests. Irving serves on the Law School’s Black Law Students Association Alumni Advisory Board, and has received a number of awards, including the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award, presented earlier this summer by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb. Irving is a single adoptive parent, advocating on behalf of foster children for nearly 20 years. During that time, he’s opened his home to more than 60 children.
Irving was named Indiana's 2007 Foster Parent of the Year by the Indiana Foster Care Adoption Association and has received recognition from the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana General Assembly. In 2008, he received the President's Volunteer Service Award and President's Call to Service Award, and two years later was recognized for exemplifying the virtues embodied in the oath required of all Indiana attorneys when admitted to the bar and received the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Indiana State Bar Association.