Attorneys and Staff

Joseph (Joe) Scodro

Joseph (Joe) Scodro
Deputy General Counsel
Phone: (317) 274-5277
jscodro[at]iu [dot] edu

Joe joined the General Counsel's office in 1998 as an Associate General Counsel and became Senior Associate General Counsel in 2010. He is the lead counsel for the Indianapolis campus, including the IU School of Medicine, as well as health sciences schools throughout IU. He also has administrative responsibility for account and budget management for the IUPUI office. Joe's areas of concentration include research-related compliance, employment law, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, intellectual property, complex contracts and faculty governance and grievances. Joe served as Acting General Counsel in 2010 and 2012. Joe serves as the General Counsel liason for the IUPUI campus.

Prior to joining the counsel's office in 1998, Joe was a partner at Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman in Indianapolis where he was the Associate Committee Chair and the Litigation Team Leader.

Joe earned a B.S. in Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago and his J.D. at the John Marshall Law School. From time to time he teaches Legal Issues in Higher Education through the IU School of Education. Joe has volunteered for kidney disease-related not-for-profit organizations for more than 20 years, including serving as a board member and executive committee member of the Renal Network, Inc., the American Kidney Fund and the National Kidney Foundation. Joe was named a Sagamore of the Wabash in 1993.