Tara (Maloney) Ali


Tara (Maloney) Ali is a member of the Class of 2012 at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She is an Indiana Deans Scholar in the law school, an articles editor on the Indiana Law Journal, a board member and previous quarterfinalist of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, and a teaching assistant for an undergraduate business law class. She also serves on the Bloomington Faculty Educational Policies Committee and the law school’s Educational Policy Committee. Tara previously interned as a summer associate at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis and Stites & Harbison in Louisville. 

In May 2009, she graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University—Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and History. She also received a general honors notation from the Hutton Honors College and earned an honors level certificate through the Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP).

During her time as an undergraduate, Tara was a Wells Scholar, Life Science Scholar, and a Hoosier Scholar. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the Dan H. Eikenberry Scholarship by the History Department. She studied in both Rome and London. She was active on the LAMP Student Advisory Board, served as a mentor to freshmen in the Hutton Honors College, and served on the College of Arts and Sciences Academic Fairness Committee. Tara also served as an intern for a Personal Law class during Intensive Freshmen Seminar (IFS) and through this opportunity she worked directly with incoming freshmen and her professor.

Originally from Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Tara graduated tied for first in her class from Floyd Central High School in 2005. She was Co Editor-in-Chief of the Newspaper, Student Council President, Spanish Club President, and was a Hoosier Girls State Good Citizen. Through her student government activities, she organized two coat drives throughout the Southern Indiana area and collected approximately 10,000 coats for homeless veterans in her community. She was also a member of the diving team, orchestra, Public Law 221 committee, and National Honors Society.

Tara is enjoying her time at IU. She is excited about the opportunity to make a difference on this campus through her role on the Student Body Supreme Court.


Tara can be contacted by email at: tarmalon@indiana.edu.