Sara Anne Hook, M.B.A., J.D.

Sara Hook
  • Professor, Informatics
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of American Studies, IUPUI School of Liberal Arts
  • Adjunct Professor, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, Robert H. McKinney School of Law;


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  • J.D. Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, IN (1994) Executive Notes Editor, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review; Co-Chair, Dean's Tutorial Society; 2nd place, Client Counseling Competition; Phi Delta Phi) - admitted to the Indiana bar, 1994. Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, 2012.
  • M.B.A. Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (1988)
  • M.L.S. University of Michigan (1980)
  • B.A. History, University of Michigan (1978)


Sara Anne Hook is Professor of Informatics at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, where she has developed a suite of courses for an online undergraduate certificate in legal informatics. She also teaches courses in entrepreneurship and competitive intelligence.  She has taught courses as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University, and Adjunct Professor of American Studies, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI. Professor Hook was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1994 and to the Supreme Court of the United States in 2012. Formerly, she was a librarian at the Indiana University School of Dentistry (1983-1999) and Associate Dean of the Faculties for IUPUI (1999-2004). Professor Hook is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and the American Association for State and Local History.

Professor Hook is the project director and co-champion for a microfinance/women’s empowerment project in Sierra Leone, funded by the Rotary Club of Indianapolis and in partnership with Right Sharing of World Resources.  Formerly, she was the project leader and champion for a microfinance/women’s empowerment project in Calnali, Mexico.

Professor Hook studies viola and violin with Shannon Crow as part of the IUPUI Music Academy.

Research Interests

Professor Hook’s research interests include intellectual property law, the emerging field of legal informatics, electronic discovery, legal technology, professional ethics and issues related to the privacy and security of legal and health information.


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