andré douglas pond cummings

andre douglas pond cummings

Professor of Law

Office: Law School, Room 150

Phone: 260.399.2836


Curriculum Vitae

About Professor cummings

andré douglas pond cummings is a Professor of Law at the Indiana Tech Law School. While at Indiana Tech Law, cummings has served as the Interim Dean, the Vice Dean, and the founding Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He teaches Business Organizations, Professionalism, Civil Procedure, Ethics, and Sports Law. Prior to joining Indiana Tech Law, cummings was a professor of law at the West Virginia University College of Law. Before his academic career, cummings worked as a judicial law clerk for Associate Chief Justice Christine M. Durham of the Utah Supreme Court and for Chief Judge Joseph W. Hatchett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In addition, he worked at the Chicago-based law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, focusing his practice on complex business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and securities offerings of publicly traded corporations. Simultaneously, cummings represented clients in the sports and entertainment industries, including athletes in the National Football League, record labels, motion picture production companies, and a variety of authors, including Hollywood screenwriters and novelists.

cummings has written extensively on issues regarding investor protection, racial justice, and affirmative action, publishing in the Washington University Law Review, Utah Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice, Marquette Sports Law Review, and Iowa Journal of Gender, Race and Justice amongst many others. cummings authored a book released in 2010 entitled Reversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor, Gender, and Race in 21st Century Sports Law (with Anne Marie Lofaso). cummings published his second book Hip Hop and the Law in 2015 (with Pamela Bridgewater and Donald Tibbs) and will publish his next book entitled Corporate Justice in 2016.

cummings has been recognized as Professor of the Year on several occasions, including the University Distinguished Professor Award by the West Virginia University Foundation. He has taught as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, amongst others. cummings is a cum laude graduate of the Howard University School of Law.


  • J.D., Howard University School of Law, cum laude
  • B.S., Brigham Young University

Courses Taught

  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Procedure
  • Entertainment Law
  • Ethics
  • Hip Hop and the American Constitution
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports Law
  • Professionalism

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books: Hip Hop and the Law and Reversing Field