- McKinney School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award (2011)
- IUPUI Maynard K. Hine Medal (2003)
John R. Maley, a summa cum laude graduate who was executive editor of the Indiana Law Review, clerked for the Honorable Larry J. McKinney in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis for two years after graduation. A partner at Barnes and Thornburg, he practices litigation, employment law, and appellate practice. A past-president of the Indianapolis Bar Association, as well as the Law School Alumni Association, Maley has also taught as an adjunct professor at the law school.