CONTENTS Letter from the Dean............................................................................2 Academics..................................................................................................7 Experiential Learning and Externships...................................... 14 Facilty......................................................................................................... 16 Student Organizations...................................................................... 23 Faculty....................................................................................................... 26 Life Outside Law School.................................................................. 27 Application Requirements.............................................................. 35
Personal. Practical. Possible.
Dear Friends and Future Colleagues, I am pleased to welcome you to Indiana Tech Law School, and I appreciate that you are interested in learning more about who we are and what makes us truly extraordinary. Beyond our beautiful new building and state-of-the-art learning technology, what is decidedly fresh about Indiana Tech Law School is our approach to legal education. We searched for the right combination of words to describe ourselves, and we distilled the essence of what our law school is all about to this: “Personal, Practical, Possible.” Personal. Our faculty combines deep theoretical training with enormous practical knowledge of the law. All are accomplished scholars, successful lawyers and great teachers who possess a deep commitment to each student’s personal growth and success. Our small size and individualized approach afford each faculty and staff member the opportunity to get to know their students. Without question, our focus is on preparing you to become a successful legal professional. We back this up by having ample resources dedicated to your academic success, career placement and bar preparation. When you walk through our doors each day, you will not get lost in the crowd. Instead, you will feel like you are at home. Practical. Indiana Tech Law School’s approach to preparing “practice-ready” lawyers is based on our philosophy that learning theoretical concepts is indivisible from actually implementing those theoretical concepts. We break down the traditional law school barriers between theory and practice by structuring our curriculum in an intentionally sequenced way. We integrate cross-curricular experiential exercises that seamlessly blend the theoretical with the practical. In all three years you’ll be learning and then doing. When you graduate from Indiana Tech Law School, you will have a portfolio of skills and real-life legal documents that are comparable to a second- or third-year practicing attorney. No other law school in the country is delivering legal education in this manner. Possible. Legal education frequently takes a bad rap in the national media because of its high cost, the debt loads incurred by law school graduates and the conditional nature of scholarships awarded by other law schools. At Indiana Tech Law School, every student we admit is equally capable of becoming a superb lawyer and equally deserving of an affordable legal education. With the support of the university, we are able to offer all incoming students the lowest tuition of nearly any law school in the country. And that low tuition will be effective as long as you are enrolled here, no strings attached. We believe a high quality legal education should be within the reach of every student, without the worry of huge student loan payments in the future. Simply put: We make it possible. When Indiana Tech’s President Dr. Arthur Snyder and the university’s board of trustees revealed plans to build a law school in Fort Wayne, they faced questions about why another law school was needed. The reply was simple and united: Indiana Tech will not be just another law school. Their charge to us–the faculty and staff of Indiana Tech Law School–was to build a truly innovative, unique law school. We believe that we have made their vision a reality. I’m confident that you will agree and become a part of our next entering class.
Charles Cercone Dean and Professor of Law
YOUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT AT INDIANA TECH LAW SCHOOL
[O]ne of the best models for skills integration throughout the curriculum has been developed by Indiana Tech Law School. Dr. Richard E. Redding Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education and Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law
Weâ€™re different where it matters.
An experiential curriculum that provides students with a portfolio of skills and real-life practice experiences that are comparable to a second-year attorney.
The nationâ€™s first cross-curricular hypothetical project that requires students to litigate a hypothetical case from initial client interview to appellate brief.
More required legal writing credits than any law school in the United States.
United States Supreme Court Amicus Project allows students to work on cases affecting the civil rights and liberties of citizens throughout the region and country.
Intensive personalized feedback and assessment.
Robust externship and clinical opportunities for second- and third-year students.
More experiential and collaborative opportunities than any other law school graduates in the country.
An intimate, educational community of student-focused faculty and staff.
INNOVATIVE SKILLS-BASED CURRICULUM COURSES OF ACTION OUR FIRSTâ€“YEAR CURRICULUM REFLECTS THE BEST THINKING ABOUT LEGAL EDUCATION Indiana Tech Law School is becoming a national leader in legal education. The law schoolâ€™s fully-integrated program of legal education is the first of its kind in the United States to train students to think, write and practice like lawyers in real-world contexts and at the highest levels of the profession. Our integrated program of experiential learning reflects our commitment to providing students with an educational experience that combines the best practices of traditional legal education with competency-based pedagogies that meet the needs of our students and the demands of a changing legal profession. The integration of legal doctrine with lawyering tasks and the process of learning by thinking, writing and advocating is at the heart of our curriculum. It embodies an evolutionary pedagogy that ties curricular requirements to student attainment of real-world legal competencies. In every first-year course and in most upper-level courses, you will be asked to apply your knowledge to real-life problems introduced to you by your professors and members of the bench and bar. You will be asked to develop written work product in response to the problem presented, and you will receive feedback and assessment from your instructors. The first-year curriculum will consist of 27 of the 90 required credits of study.
Civil Procedure .............................................4 Contracts..........................................................4 Criminal Law...................................................3 Experiential Legal Writing I......................3 Foundations of Legal Analysis...............1
Experiential Legal Writing II....................3 Foundations of Legal Analysis II...........1 Property.............................................................4 Torts.....................................................................4 Total first-year required credits.............27
THE CROSS-CURRICULAR HYPOTHETICAL MODEL BRINGING COHESION TO THE CURRICULUM The Law Schoolâ€™s innovative cross-curricular model links all doctrinal and skills courses through a complex fact pattern that includes legal issues from all courses and requires students to litigate a hypothetical case from start to finish. In their first year of law school, students draft the most common litigation documents and engage in simulations as they would occur in law practice. This includes: 1. An initial client interview 2. Paper and electronic research 3. Three predictive memorandums 4. A client letter 5. A complaint 6. A motion to dismiss under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 7. Interrogatories and document requests 8. A motion to compel discovery 9. A motion for summary judgement 10. An appellate brief 11. Oral arguments at the trial and appellate court level
Constitutional Law......................................5 Experiential Legal Writing III...................2 Foundations of Legal Analysis III.........1 (or elective) Professional Responsibility......................3
Business Organizations.............................4 Commercial Law..........................................4 Experiential Legal Writing IV...................2 Foundations of Legal Analysis IV.........1 Wills, Trusts and Estates............................3 Total second-year required credits.....25
Criminal Procedure.....................................4 Experiential Legal Writing V....................2 Evidence............................................................4 Foundations of Legal Analysis V...........2
Experiential Legal Writing VI...................1 Foundations of Legal Analysis VI.........3
Total third-year required credits...........16
It has been an incredible experience. I donâ€™t think that I would have received nearly the opportunities going to any other law school. Robyn Clark Charter Class Member
I loved the welcoming atmosphere and the student-professor ratio. I also thought that gaining practical knowledge would be likely to give me an edge for employment after graduation. Megan Reynolds President of Student Bar Association
PRO-BONO SERVICE REQUIREMENT All students are required to perform a minimum of 30 hours of pro bono service. Students can begin performing pro bono service in the spring semester of the first year up to a maximum of 15 hours. Starting in the summer after the first year, the cap is lifted and students must complete the remaining hours of pro bono service by the end of their final year to be certified to graduate. In order to qualify for credit toward the requirement, the pro bono service must be law-related. In addition, students may not receive financial compensation or academic credit for providing pro bono service. Moreover, a licensed attorney or other qualified supervisor must adequately supervise and review any and all work. The types of activities that qualify for pro bono services will be approved by the law school administration. We have developed many pro bono opportunities and help students find those that match their interests.
EXPERIENTIAL LEGAL WRITING We require 13 credits of legal writing spread across all six semestersâ€”more than double the average at law schools nationwideâ€”and require students to research complex legal issues, draft numerous real-world litigation and transactional documents and participate in simulated depositions, oral arguments, settlement negotiations and mediations. Our legal writing program is both quantitatively and qualitatively distinct from other law schools. Simulations, including oral arguments at trial and appellate court level, negotiations and client interviews are also infused into the first-year and upper-level writing courses to develop studentsâ€™ strategic decision making, client counseling and persuasive advocacy skills. The result is that students graduate with the analytical training and practical knowledge needed to advocate successfully on behalf of their clients, and to solve complex problems.
YOUR EXPERIENCES IN LAW SCHOOL ARE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS AFTER LAW SCHOOL.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Following an innovative first-year experience, Indiana Tech Law School students will have the opportunity to continue their experiential development in their second and third years of law school through a robust offering of externship, semester-in-practice and clinical opportunities. Every student who matriculates at Indiana Tech Law School will be given the opportunity to earn significant credits in the actual practice of law under the supervision of a practicing attorney.
EXTERNSHIPS The law school has offered a diverse array of externships to students since it’s opening in the 2013-14 academic year, and student participation has been substantial. Some of the externships available to students include:
1. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office 2. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana 3. The Allen County Superior Court 4. The Whitley County Superior Court 5. Allen County Prosecutor’s Office 6. White County Prosecutor’s Office 7. Fort Wayne Housing Authority 8. Fort Wayne City Attorney’s Office 9. Federal Public Defender’s Office 10. Allen County Department of Child Services 11. The Indiana Center for Creative Collaboration
In each externship, students perform real-world lawyering tasks, including, but not limited to, reviewing case files, drafting legal documents and conducting research. All of this occurs under the close supervision of a licensed attorney and the Assistant Dean for Career Services. In addition, the Assistant Dean for Career Services holds weekly class sessions in which students complete, among other things, assignments reflecting on their experiences and evaluating their performance.
Not a new law school, but a better law school … a top-notch faculty dedicated to turning students into lawyers who are ready to hit the road running, a state-of-the-art physical facility and a community committed to making it happen … that’s Indiana Tech Law School. Jeanne Longsworth, JD, CPA Longsworth Law LLC
FACILITY The main entrances to the law library and the legal clinic, as well as the administrative office suite, are located on the first floor. The second floor houses the student lounge, which has tables and chairs for study, along with a television and storage lockers for break time. The second and third floors are homes to faculty offices, classrooms and additional library space. On the third floor you will also find a second student lounge and soft seating area adjacent to a generously apportioned student organization work room. Located throughout the building, you will find soft seating areas designed to encourage faculty and student interaction. Nine small- and large-group study areas dot our building, including rooms on the top floor of the cylinder, which offer sun-filled study environments and expansive views of the city.
LAW LIBRARY The mission of the Indiana Tech Law School Library is to support Indiana Tech Law School’s overall purpose of preparing you for success in law, leadership and life. Accordingly, the law library seeks to collect resources and develop services that will enhance the academic, scholarly, experiential and collaborative learning experiences of you, our student, and provide the faculty, who are charged with leading you on your academic journey, with the resources and services necessary to conduct their scholarly research. The spacious law library occupies three floors of the law building. The library is open, bright and student friendly, with more than 240 seats for our constituents’ use. The windows on each level were constructed with sound-proof glass, which provides a well-insulated, peaceful study environment. For those who need quiet space for group study, there are nine study rooms available on the third floor, which boast magnificent views of downtown Fort Wayne. The law library’s collection includes statutes, reporters, legal forms, treatises, journals, audio visual materials, general works and microform. We are well on our way to building a collection of 60,000 volumes! We provide access to multiple online resources including Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, LexisNexis, The Making of Modern Law, ProQuest and Westlaw. During the day, the law library is open to the members of the bench, bar and general public. In addition to an impressive array of resources, the law library has a staff that provides excellent service and is always willing to help you meet your research goals and needs.
COURTROOM » The main floor has seating for 120, with power outlets throughout. » The second story of the two-story courtroom boasts a balcony with additional seating and a 180-degree viewing platform enclosed in glass, with sound from inside the courtroom broadcast through speakers, so students on the move can observe proceedings without interrupting as they come and go. » Three cameras will video record students as they practice their legal presentation styles.
I know that I can walk into any internship or position and be prepared to hit the ground running. Kailey Drago, 3L Student Abassador
We demonstrate our commitment to our students, through our integrated experiential program, which involves more work for the faculty, our tuition, which is among the lowest in the country, and our size, which is small enough that we can get to know each student as a person and an individual. John Nussbaumer Faculty Member and Associate Dean for ABA Accreditation and Bar Preparation
CLINICAL EDUCATION 1.
United States Supreme Court Amicus Project (2 Credits) The United States Supreme Court Amicus Project is a 2-credit course taught by Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Associate Professor of Law Adam Lamparello, who is a member of the Supreme Court Bar. Qualified upper-level students have the opportunity to assist in researching and drafting amicus briefs and petitions for certiorari (where appropriate) on constitutional law issues relating to, among other things, free speech, due process, liberty and privacy.
Federal Judicial Intern Practicum (2 Credits) In the law school’s nationally-recognized Federal Judicial Intern Practicum, students complete assignments for the Honorable Judge Mark E. Walker, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida. In this course, students perform research and draft proposed orders for Judge Walker on matters involving a variety of legal issues.
Mediation Clinic (2 Credits) In the law school’s Mediation Clinic, students learn the fundamental skills necessary to successfully mediate a wide range of legal matters and assist in mediating disputes that are currently pending in state court.
Appellate Litigation Clinic (2 Credits) The Appellate Litigation Clinic will perform pro bono work for indigent criminal defendants pursuing direct or collateral appeals in state and federal court. Students will, under the supervision of Associate Deans Adam Lamparello and Chuck MacLean, participate in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Pro Bono Project, where they will draft appellate briefs for indigent clients in civil cases and argue those cases before the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. The students will also represent clients on collateral appeals in state and federal courts.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS Law school presents new and exciting academic challenges. Students will be charged with learning a new language, a new approach to problem solving and a new way of studying. To guide and assist students through law school and bar exam preparation, we offer all students a comprehensive academic and bar exam success program that is unmatched anywhere. This program is taught by the Associate Dean for Bar Preparation and the Assistant Dean for Student Advancement and Assessment. Starting from orientation, students will be given guidance and support during the entire law school experience on all of the skills needed to be successful in law school, on the bar exam and once one becomes a practicing attorney. In our required Foundations of Legal Analysis courses, students will receive instruction and assistance with topics that sometimes cause students frustration, such as the IRAC method of essay writing and bar preparation. In students’ first and second years of law school, these courses work in tandem with the doctrinal classes to ensure all students have the specific and transferable skills to be successful in those classes, as well as in externship and clinical experiences. During the last three semesters of law school, the Foundations of Legal Analysis courses focus on a rigorous extended bar review program in partnership with BARBRI, which sets all students up for success on the bar exam. This extended bar review program includes a full, post-graduation bar review course. But most importantly, the skills students acquire through our program will last a lifetime.
A COMPREHENSIVE ACADEMIC AND BAR EXAM SUCCESS PROGRAM THAT IS UNMATCHED ANYWHERE.
IN LAW AND LIFE As a student in one of the law schoolâ€™s first few classes, you will have the unique opportunity to establish new student organizations. Becoming a part of student organizations will enhance your law school experience by assisting in the development of your leadership skills and giving you the opportunity to expose the law school community to trending legal issues. Our Charter Class was successful in preparing the way by establishing the Student Bar Association, the Womenâ€™s Law Society, the Federalist Society, the Christian Legal Fellowship and the Black Law Students Association. Opportunities for founding/chartering new student organizations are limitless. Examples of some additional student organizations commonly seen in law schools include: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the Democratic Law Society, the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, National Latina/o Law Student Association, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and Public Interest Law Society.
LAW REVIEW Membership on the Law Review is reserved for students who rank in the top 10 percent of their class after the first year, or who are invited to join the review based on a writing competition that occurs in the second year. The inaugural edition of the law review was published in April of 2016 and was based on a symposium held at the law school in November 2014, which addressed reforms to legal education.
MOOT COURT/MOCK TRIAL The Law School’s Moot Court Team enables students to participate in regional and national appellate advocacy competitions throughout the country. The Moot Court team competes in two or more national competitions during each academic year; in each competition, the competitors prepare a written appellate brief and offer appellate oral arguments before practitioners and judges. Moot Court Team members are evaluated based on the quantity of oral arguments that the Moot Court Team’s coach directly observes during Moot Court competitions and on the quality of the competition briefs filed. Moot Court Board members who do not compete are evaluated based on their efforts in administering the Moot Court Board and helping our competing teams prepare for competitions. The Law School’s Mock Trial Teams compete intramurally and in regional and national mock trial tournaments. Mock Trial, unlike Moot Court that mimics appellate practice, is intended to imitate the process of advocacy in a trial court setting with competitors preparing direct and cross examination of witnesses, opening statements and closing arguments, and interposing and responding to evidentiary objections. Mock Trial students are evaluated based on performance in intramural and external Mock Trial tournaments and on their efforts administering the Mock Trial Board and preparing other team members for competitions.
CAREER SERVICES As Assistant Dean for Career Services, Dean Gevers works extensively with law firms, government entities, corporations and public service agencies to learn about career placement and internship opportunities in the tri-state area of Northeast Indiana and across the country. Through the Law School, Gevers is a member of the National Association for Law Placement whose mission is to connect law schools and employers and to provide education and information on best practices in career placement opportunities. In his career, Dean Gevers has worked in state and federal trial and appellate courts, in civil practice, and in criminal prosecution and defense. He has developed contacts within the broad legal community and has been a mentor for law students and new lawyers across the spectrum of his practice career. Within Career Services, Gevers works with students to develop résumés and cover letters which conform with employer expectations and counsels on career goals and interview skills. He also notifies students of possible placements and coordinates both on-campus and off-campus interviews for educational, informational and employment opportunities. Career Services works closely with local bar associations to encourage students and members of the bar to establish network connections as foundations for employment. Dean Gevers serves on the Law School Liaison Committee of the Allen County Bar Association and as a Board member for the Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc. Some of the services offered by the Career Services Office include: » Fall and summer on-campus interview events » Personal career counseling » Career strategy timeline for first-, second- and third-year students » Cover letter, résumé, and writing sample guidelines and training » Career development workshops and career fairs » Mock interviews » Informational interviewing and job interviewing advice and training » Networking guidelines » Career planning resources » Simplicity software access (software includes job postings)
While other schools boast that they do the same, no other school can match Indiana Techâ€™s number of required credits of legal research and writing, and no other school can simulate the practice of law as effectively as Indiana Tech does through implementation of our innovative cross-curricular model. It is an honor to teach at a school that truly prepares its graduates for practice. Marc McAllister Assistant Professor of Law
FACULTY THAT INVEST IN YOU FROM THE MINUTE YOU ARRIVE ON CAMPUS, YOU WILL NOTICE THAT INDIANA TECH LAW SCHOOL IS DIFFERENT. Our faculty is engaged in your education and committed to your success. Faculty members not only serve as instructors, but also become mentors and lifelong colleagues. Your faculty advisor will engage with you in a purposeful effort to shape your education in a structured way, providing advice and counsel throughout your career, beginning with course selection and ending with career planning, with an express goal of preparing you for the practice of law or for whatever career path you decide to pursue. In planning the overall curriculum and each classroom experience, the faculty is guided by the most current thinking about teaching and learning. As a result, the law school offers abundant opportunities to expose you to legal theory and legal practice, and the schoolâ€™s program of legal education is already regarded as dynamic, intentional, thoughtful and innovative.
WELL ROUNDED LIFE AT INDIANA TECH LAW SCHOOL IS MORE THAN JUST AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION Located just blocks from the center of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech Law School offers all the advantages of city life combined with the friendliness and low cost of living for which the Midwest is so well known. With a city bus stop across the street from the law building and easy access to downtown on foot, you will never lack options for a quick meal or entertainment. A Greyhound bus station offers access to your favorite spots in the United States. Fort Wayne’s international airport makes coming and going from destinations across the country and around the world a breeze. In your free time, cheer on the TinCaps, Fort Wayne’s minor league baseball team, at the award-winning Parkview Field; visit the animals at Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo; take in an evening with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic; or research your family tree at the Allen County Public Library, home of the nation’s largest public genealogy collection. More than 80 parks and recreational spaces are available to take a minute to “stop and smell the roses.” Interested in doing a little shopping? Between the local outdoor mall, Jefferson Pointe, and indoor mall, Glenbrook Square, you will have no trouble satisfying your shopping needs. With more than 500 restaurants, this “City of Restaurants” will have something to delight any palate. When you need a weekend out of town, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, are three hours or less driving distance from Fort Wayne. Other Fort Wayne Highlights: » Embassy Theatre » Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory » Fort Wayne Komets Hockey Team (2012 Presidents’ Cup Champions) » Fort Wayne Mad Ants Basketball Team (2013-14 NBA Developmental League Champions) » Fort Wayne Museum of Art » Fort Wayne Cinema Center » Historic Fort Wayne
LAW SCHOOL The law school building is alive with visitors and speakers. With our legal clinic housed right inside the building, members of the Indiana Tech community and the surrounding area will drop by to meet with their student-attorneys regularly. In addition, the courtroom has been made available to the Indiana Supreme Court, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and local state courts to hear cases and arguments. Adding to the vibrant hustle and bustle of our building, we also offer continuing education to members of the bench and bar.
CAMPUS LIFE When you want a break from the law building, our location on Indiana Tech’s park-like tobacco-free campus allows for a short walk over to Andorfer Commons to grab a bite to eat, bowl a few frames or watch a movie. Our Fitness Center, connected to Andorfer, houses state-of-the art fitness equipment and offers fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates and kick-boxing, as well as access to a nurse practitioner and mental health professional at no cost to you.
My favorite aspect of living in Fort Wayne is that it has many of the amenities you might associate with a big city, but in a much calmer and more comfortable package. John Nussbaumer Faculty Member and Associate Dean for ABA Accreditation and Bar Preparation
My legal education has prepared me for my career because employers where Iâ€™ve interned are amazed at my writing portfolio and my writing style. The model of experiential learning at Indiana Tech has allowed me to face an issue head on and fully analyze the issue using a hands-on approach. Noah Moore 3L Student Ambassador The cross-curricular hypothetical from our first year has been the most helpful because we were taught the process of a civil lawsuit. We did not just read about the process, but rather engaged in client interviews, drafting legal documents and mock oral arguments where we were given the chance to advocate for our hypothetical client. Kailey Drago 3L Student Ambassador
Indiana Tech Law School is committed to creating a community of legal scholars who are passionate about the law and justice, represent diverse factions of society and who will serve as positive reflections on themselves and our school. In reviewing each application, the admissions committee will consider undergraduate GPA, LSAT score, community/university involvement, work experience, life experience, education beyond the bachelorâ€™s degree, diversity, perseverance in overcoming life challenges, preparation for the rigors of law school, letters of recommendation and any and all information that an applicant provides to us in his or her personal statement. To apply to Indiana Tech Law School, please submit your free application (requirements on page 35), to Indiana Tech Law School through the Law School Admission Counselâ€™s website, www.lsac.org.
Law schools have always focused on teaching students how to think like lawyers, but the students at Indiana Tech Law School also are being trained to act like lawyers through the experiential learning curriculum.
And that is why the Office of the Indiana Attorney General is offering externships to Indiana Tech students who, from day one of their law school experience, have focused on ethics and putting first the best interests of clients. Greg Zoeller Indiana Attorney General
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 1. A bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 2. An LSAT score that is less than five years old. When more than one LSAT has been taken, Indiana Tech Law School will consider the highest score. 3. A minimum of two letters of recommendation. If you have been out of college for less than five years, one must be from someone in the academic community who can speak to your ability to succeed in law school. 4. A résumé. 5. A personal statement. Your personal statement can cover any topic important to you, but it is helpful to the admissions committee if you include information about your desire to pursue your Juris Doctor at Indiana Tech Law School.
SCHOLARSHIPS Highly qualified candidates will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarship awards.
FINANCIAL AID If you plan to apply for federally funded loans, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is available January 1 at www.fafsa.gov. Please see our publication, “Your Guide to Financial Aid: Funding Your Education,” for more information on financial aid.
CHARACTER AND FITNESS In every jurisdiction, you have to pass both the state bar examination and character fitness along with other qualifications you will need to demonstrate prior to your admission to the state bar association. Prior to your matriculation at Indiana Tech Law School, you are strongly encouraged to determine the licensure requirements of the state(s) in which you intend to practice. While you are required to answer certain questions related to character and fitness as a component of our application, admission to Indiana Tech Law School does not guarantee admission to any bar.
NON-U.S. CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT APPLICANTS/ NON-U.S. EDUCATED APPLICANTS If you completed more than one year of your undergraduate education outside the United States, you must have your foreign transcripts sent to LSAC for authentication. For additional information on authentication of foreign transcripts, please visit www.lsac.org/JD. If English is not your first language and you were not awarded a bachelor’s degree from an English language speaking college or university, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For additional information on the TOEFL, please visit www.ets.org/toefl.
MILITARY Students at Indiana Tech Law School are eligible for veteran’s benefits and Indiana Tech participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For more information about veterans benefits, please visit www.gibill.va.gov.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has given approval for Indiana Tech to offer a program of instruction that leads to the Juris Doctor degree. That approval was granted on December 3, 2012. The American Bar Association (ABA) has granted provisional accreditation to Indiana Tech Law School as of March 12, 2016. All states accept the provisional ABA approval as sufficient for students to sit for the bar exam.
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