Professor Langvardt joined the Kelley School of Business in 1985. Prior to that he was an attorney with various law firms in Nebraska. He received his JD from the University of Nebraska in 1981. From 1997 until 2009, Professor Langvardt served as the chairperson of the Department of Business Law & Ethics at the Kelley School.
He has won numerous teaching awards: MBA teaching awards in 1992, 1996, and 1997 (with the 1996 award the prestigious Lilly MBA Teaching Excellence Award), TERA Awards in 1997 and 1999, and Alpha Kappa Psi Alumni Awards for Teaching Excellence in 1991 and 1993.
Professor Langvardt has published extensively in many different highly regarded law review journals, and he has won numerous best paper awards including the 2008 award for the Best Published Paper in Life Sciences from the Center for Business of Life Sciences (with co-authors Professors John Hill & Anne Massey). He received the Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research in 1997 and 2000.