- Bicentennial Medal (2020)
- Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award (2009)
Lisa McKinney has been tireless in her service to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law since she graduated in 1992. Her colleagues have noted that she "does well by doing good," and she has done enormous good for the Law School. As president of the Alumni Board, McKinney re-energized the board by inspiring her fellow members to become even more active. Under her leadership, committees were organized to increase alumni involvement in recruiting top students and to mentor students looking for employment. McKinney has been a particularly great advisor to female students and students seeking careers in environmental law. She is now a member of the School's Board of Visitors. McKinney also contributes generously in her community through her work with the American Cancer Society and as a member of the McKinney Family Foundation, which promotes sustainability in Indianapolis. McKinney is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis, where she is chair of the Environmental and Administrative Law Practice Group.
McKinney received the IU Bicentennial Medal in September 2020 in recognition of her distinguished service on behalf of the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington.