Shontrai Irving, J.D., M.B.A.

Clinical Associate Professor of Business Law

Shontrai Irving


Professor Irving teaches business law in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. He is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Illinois.

I love to play tennis and would like to attend all four of the Grand Slams in my lifetime as a spectator, of course. I have attended Wimbledon, the US Open and the French Open. The Australian Open is last on my bucket list.

Teaching Focus

Business Law Ethics Law and Legal Reasoning Courts-Practices and Procedures Contracts Legal Issues with Starting a Business Agency Employment Law Employment Discrimination Liability Torts Intellectual Property

Previous Roles

Director-MBA Program-Purdue Northwest Attorney-State Farm Litigation Counsel Lake County Deputy Prosecutor Governor’s Fellow


Shontrai Irving


(219) 989-2791

Office Location:

Purdue Northwest, Hammond Campus, Anderson 322


  • J.D.- Maurer School of Law, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • M.B.A.- Purdue University Northwest M.A.- Criminal Justice, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • B.A.- Criminal Justice, Afro-American Studies-Indiana University-Bloomington

Areas of Expertise

  • Litigation (Torts, Personal Injury)
  • Business Law (Foundation)
  • Ethics Justice and Courts (Juvenile, Criminal, Civil)
  • Continuing Legal Education


Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • 2012-Present, Commissioner, Indiana Commission for CLE, Supreme Court Appointee
  • 2010-Outstanding Young Lawyer, Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2007-Outstanding Young Layer, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • 2007-Up and Coming Lawyer, Indiana Lawyer