- McKinney School of Law Early Career Achievement Award (2008)
Robyn M. Rucker, a 2002 graduate of McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, is the director of career advising at Valparaiso University School of Law in Indianapolis. Prior to her current job, Rucker was a staff attorney for the Indiana Supreme Court, where she also was the Indiana CLEO Coordinator (Conference for Legal Education Opportunity). In that role, Rucker assisted traditionally underrepresented groups to obtain a legal education at one of the four Indiana law schools. She also was a deputy attorney general at the Indiana Attorney General's Office, which was her first job after law school. Rucker has been involved in numerous organizations such as acting as the Diversity Committee Chair for the Indiana State Bar Association from 2008 to 2010.
She is the first recipient of the McKinney School of Law Early Career Achievement Award in 2008.