Indiana Scrubbing Disgraced Alumnus' Name from Campus

, The National Law Journal


The atrium of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law was named for personal injury attorney William Conour, who donated $450,000 to the school in 2000. But Conour on July 15 pleaded guilty to wire fraud and now faces up to 20 years in a federal prison.

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  • Last Laugh

    CONOUR'S NAME IS STILL ON PLAQUE AND APPARRENTLY IS NAME OF THE ATRIUM. This article is almost two month ago. It states: "the Conour name be removed from the I.U. McKinney School of Law atrium and that the naming of the atrium in honor of Mr. Conour be rescinded." Another writer was physically at the law school Sept. 10. He advises "The plaque naming the atrium after him is still in place and an employee told this visitor that the whole big main hall was the Conour atrium." Two months is a long time to just do what is right. Even if they feel they must get permission to turn over the $450,000 this scum donated to get his name on the atrium, they surely can have the backbone to go ahead and at least NOW take down the plaque honoring this miscreant.

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