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Deborah Widiss

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Professor of Law, and Ira C. Batman Faculty Fellow

Indiana University Bloomington, Maurer School of Law

Deborah Widiss is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Her research and teaching focuses on employment law, statutory interpretation, and family law. Professor Widiss has served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ (AALS) Employment Discrimination Section and as a member of the executive committee of the AALS Legislation Section. She has received several awards and grants for her research, including AALS Outstanding Scholarly Paper award. Professor Widiss has been quoted as an expert on issues relating to employment discrimination, same-sex marriage, and domestic violence by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post. Prior to transitioning to academia, Professor Widiss practiced employment and education law. She received a J.D. and B.A. from Yale University.