Some lawmakers worry the beginning of the session will foster more cooperation than the end.
A federal court says the challenge against the law was not an issue of constitutionality.
Mitch Daniels says his plans for his first few weeks on the job at Purdue University are to learn more about key issues the university is facing.
Justice Loretta Rush is the second woman and the 108th justice to serve on Indiana's highest court.
Governor Mitch Daniels began his first term in 2005 and leaves office in early January.
Daniels acknowledges some people still question the wisdom of some of those changes.
Daniels says his new job at Purdue won’t require such sweeping changes because the public university already works well.
Politicians say Daniels will be remembered for several initiatives including changes to the welfare system, I-69 and privatizing parts of state government.
The trustees are scheduled to talk about specifics of the contract on Friday, the first day of the two-day board meeting.
Tuesday's Statehood Day was held to celebrate Indiana' 196th birthday.