Larry A. Landis


Part-Time Teaching Award (2010)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Robert McKinney School of Law


Larry A. Landis graduated for IU School of Law-Indianapolis in 1973. His first job as a lawyer was as a deputy state public defender. He was appointed the training director of the Indiana Public Defender Council when it was created in 1977. He has been the Executive Director since 1980. He has conducted over 250 seminars and workshops, published six manuals and numerous articles on criminal defense and has lectured extensively nationally on a variety of criminal justice topics. Larry drafted the legislation that created the Indiana Public Defender Commission in 1989 and serves as an advisor to the Commission. He works with the Indiana General Assembly on all criminal and juvenile justice bills, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Criminal Code Evaluation Commission, Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee, and the Commission on the Interstate Compact on Probation and Parole. Larry is a member of the ABA, NLADA, NACDL, ISBA, and the IBA.

Larry has been an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at I.U. School of Law-Indianapolis since 1981. His awards and honors include the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching from IUPUI in 2010, The Part-Time Teaching Award from I.U. President Michael McRobbie in 2010, Marc Emery Award from the Marion County Public Defender Agency Board of Directors in 2007, Distinguished Teaching Award in 1998 and 1999 from I.U. School of Law - Indianapolis, Reginald Heber Smith Award in 1996 from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and the Criminal Justice Service Award in 1996 from the ISBA Criminal Justice Section.