Susan Stuart

Professor of Law, Emerita

Professor of Law


J.D., Indiana University – Indianapolis
M.Ed., Valparaiso University
B.A., DePauw University

Courses Taught

Education Law
Insurance Law
Legal Writing
Trusts & Estates

Representative Scholarship

Bringing a Knife to the Gunfight:  The Academically Underprepared Law Student & Legal Education Reform (co-author: Ruth Vance) (in circulation).

All Roads Lead from Vietnam: The War on Drugs, Drug Policy, & Veterans (working title), ___ Alb. Gov’t L. Rev. ___ (2013) (work-in-progress; invited Symposium – Overdose:  The Failure of the US Drug War and Attempts at Legalization).

Warriors, Machismo & Jockstraps:  Sexually Exploitative Athletic Hazing and Title IX in the Public School Locker Room, 35 W. New Eng. L. Rev. ___ (2013) (forthcoming).

“Hope and Despondence”:  Emerging Adulthood and Higher Education’s Relationship with Its Nonviolent Mentally Ill Students, 38 J. Coll. & U.L. 319 (2012) (peer-reviewed).

 A New Sheriff in Town:  Armistice in the War on Drugs and Students’ Civil Rights, 13 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 335 (2012).

Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (Sage Pub. 2011) (forthcoming) (encyclopedia entry) (solicited).

War as Metaphor and the Rule of Law in Crisis: The Lessons We Should Have Learned from the War on Drugs2011 SIU L.J. 1 (2011).

In Loco Parentis in the Public Schools: Abused, Confused and in Need of Change, 78 U. Cin. L. Rev. 969 (2010).

When the Cure Is Worse than the Disease: Student Random Drug-Testing & Its Empirical Failure, 44 Val. L. Rev. 1055 (2010) (invited Symposium).

Honors and Professional Activities

Louis & Anna Seegers Distinguished Chair in Law at Valparaiso University Law School
Education Law Association. Member
Legal Writing Institute. Member and Associate Editor (1998, 2006 to current)
AALS. Education Law Section
Scribes:  The American Society of Legal Writers
American, Indiana State and Indianapolis (past member) Bar Associations

Previous Professional Experience

Professor Stuart practiced law for 11 years in Indianapolis after a three-year clerkship with the Indiana Court of Appeals. Her practice focused on education, labor and employment law, but also included commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. She left practice in 1996, to join the faculty at Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington and joined the Valparaiso University School of Law faculty on a full-time basis in Fall, 2000. She graduate from DePauw University and received her J.D. from Indiana University – Indianapolis.