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GLOBAL REPUTATION, PERSONAL ATTENTION GRADUATE LEGAL STUDIES


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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROGRAM (US NEWS, MARCH 2020)

ACADEMIC AREAS OF FOCUS

INDIANA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI AROUND THE WORLD

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PUBLIC LAW SCHOOL IN THE MIDWEST

LLM PROGRAM RANKING (INTERNATIONAL JURIST, APRIL 2019)

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TAX LAW PROGRAM (US NEWS, MARCH 2020)

650,000+

BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW PROGRAMS (US NEWS, MARCH 2020)

INTERNATIONAL LAW PROGRAM (US NEWS, MARCH 2020)

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CLINICS, EXTERNSHIPS, PRO BONO PROJECTS, AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS AND LLM SPECIALIZATIONS

OVERALL RANK (US NEWS, MARCH 2020)

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PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT RATE, CLASS OF 2019


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GLOBALIZATION HAS AN INFLUENCE ON ALMOST EVERY AREA OF THE LAW. AN INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE DEGREE FROM THE IU MAURER SCHOOL OF LAW IS YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS IN THIS NEW AND RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD. HERE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY: International Reputation The Law School’s international program was ranked 28th in March 2020 by US News and

World Report, and the school was ranked 38th overall out of more than 200 law schools. Our Master of Laws (LLM) program is more than 100 years old — one of the oldest in the US. Our tradition combines with the expertise and global prestige of our faculty to bring you a first-rate educational experience — for thousands of dollars less than at other universities. IU’s #23-ranked Kelley School of Business and #1-ranked O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs further enhance the reputation of the university as a whole. Degrees and Specializations In addition to the traditional LLM, we offer an LLM with Thesis for students planning to pursue doctoral studies. We also offer six LLM specializations, in business and commercial law; financial regulation and capital markets; information privacy and cybersecurity law; intellectual property law; international and comparative law and globalization; and American law. In addition, we award a one-semester Certificate in Legal Studies, a Master of Comparative Law (MCL), a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), and a PhD in Law and Democracy, the only degree of its kind anywhere in the world. Many international students select our three-year Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Qualified students can enter the program with advanced standing and earn their JD in as few as two years. The Bloomington Community While earning your degree, you’ll enjoy the safe, quiet, yet cosmopolitan atmosphere of Bloomington, Indiana. Forbes magazine ranked Bloomington as the #1 city for best work-life balance. Bloomington is famous for its international community, its globally focused culture and cuisine, and a cost of living that is far below other US cities’. The Indiana University Network As an Indiana Law graduate, you’ll have access not only to the Law School’s alumni in more than 55 countries, but also to the more than 650,000 IU alumni around the globe. The IU community is truly global, and it’s yours to share as a Law School alumnus. Support The Law School has a six-person staff dedicated to international graduate students and programs. Students also enjoy excellent support from the university’s Office of International Services. These offices are at your service for assistance with visas, housing, and other ways to make your stay in Bloomington more comfortable.


A TOP-RANKED GLOBAL DEGREE, IN THE HEART OF THE UNITED STATES At Indiana Law, you get the best of both worlds — an international educational experience, at a reasonable cost, in a small yet cosmopolitan city free from the hassles, expenses, and dangers of a large urban area. Making a Global Impact Three of the Law School’s research centers are dedicated to global issues: the Center for Constitutional Democracy; the Center for Law, Society, and Culture; and the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession. More than 20 of our faculty members focus their research and teaching on international and comparative law, which provides opportunities for research assistant positions. Bringing the World to Bloomington Each year, a wide range of lectures, distinguished speakers, symposia, workshops, and conferences are dedicated to international issues, including the China Law Forum (with China University of Political Science and Law), the Bradley-Wolter Colloquium (with Warsaw University and Jagiellonian University), and the Snyder Endowed Lecture (with Cambridge University). Visiting International Scholars We welcome visitors from around the world every year. Long-standing visitors come from Trinity College, Dublin, Warsaw University, Ewha University and Yonsei University (Korea), China University of Political Science and Law, Peking University College of Law, Thamassat University (Thailand), Jindal Global University (India), Australian National University, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), University of Navarra (Spain), and Worcester College, Oxford. Opportunities to Engage You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a variety of international student organizations at the Law School, including the International Students Association, Pro Bono Immigration Project, the International Law Society, and the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Our Dean’s Global Advisory Board will connect you with alumni and friends of the school throughout the world. Across campus, you can take advantage of IU’s 60-plus global institutes and centers, and meet some of the more than 1,000 faculty on the Bloomington campus with international ties. A Global Community About 100 foreign lawyers from 25 countries come to Bloomington each year to earn graduate degrees. You’ll attend classes with them, and with the school’s 500 JD students. Sitting side-by-side with peers from throughout the US and the world will broaden your perspectives on the practice of law and the globalization of your profession.


BLOOMINGTON: A COLLEGE TOWN. . . WITH URBAN SOPHISTICATION Law school can be difficult and often time-consuming. So why spend your graduate school year in a crowded urban area, buying metro passes, dodging traffic, and paying high rent? In Bloomington, you’ll find a more relaxed pace — a college town focused on students, but with the amenities, sophistication, and fun of a large city. Everything you need is within reach in Bloomington, so you can bike to campus and shopping or take advantage of free bus service, and focus on what’s really important! Consider what others say about Bloomington: – #1 city for work-life balance – #3 most beautiful college town – #3 decade’s hottest schools – #6 best college town to live in forever – #7 best midwest value for international students

Forbes Condé Nast Traveler The Daily Beast College Ranker greatvaluecolleges.net

IU has the Jacobs School of Music — one of the nation’s top music schools — and outstanding programs in fine arts, theatre, opera, and drama. The spectacular art deco Auditorium brings the best of Broadway to campus every season. The world-famous Little 500 bicycle race takes place every spring. If you like outdoor activities, the natural landscape of southern Indiana, the Hoosier National Forest, and the state’s largest inland lake are yours to enjoy. And if you long for a big city adventure, Indianapolis, the state capital and home to more than two million, is just an hour away, with convenient bus service.

THE MAURER SCHOOL OF LAW HAS FORMED PARTNERSHIPS WITH MANY OF THE WORLD’S BEST AND MOST INNOVATIVE LAW SCHOOLS: Bocconi University, Milan

Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

Chungbuk National University, South Korea ESADE Law School, Barcelona

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul

FGV Direito Rio and FGV Direito SP, São Paulo King Saud University, Riaydh

Hongik University, Seoul

Leiden University, The Netherlands

National Chengchi University, Taipei National Taipei University

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

O.P. Jindal Global Law School, New Delhi

Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul University of Auckland University of Warsaw

China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing

Peking University College of Law

Pusan National University, South Korea

Thammasat University, Bangkok

University of Hong Kong

National Taiwan University

Trinity College Dublin School of Law

University of Trento

Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)


FACULTY EXCELLENCE, GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES The Maurer School of Law’s global curriculum is reflected in our faculty’s expertise and scholarship in international law, comparative law, and interdisciplinary perspectives. Here are just a few examples: Name Distinction Fred Aman

One of the nation’s leading experts on global administrative law and founder of

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Hannah Buxbaum

IU vice president for international affairs; member of the governing council of the Hague

Academy of International Law

Fred Cate

International expert on cybersecurity and privacy; appointed to committees for

Homeland Security, Department of Defense, FTC, United Nations; IU vice president for

research


Paul Craig

Professor of comparative law, with an emphasis on English law; permanent faculty

member at Oxford University and author of the definitive text on European Union law

Joe Hoffmann

International expert on comparative law, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and law and

society of Japan and Asia

Sarah Jane Hughes

Renowned expert on banking, consumer finance, and financial regulation

Feisal al-Istrabadi

Former Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations; founding director, IU Center for the

Study of the Middle East

Mark Janis

Expert on international trends in design patents and intellectual property law; director

of Center for IP Research

Jay Krishnan

Worldwide expert on the Indian judicial system; director, Milt and Judi Stewart Center

on the Global Legal Profession

Marshall Leaffer

Expert on international intellectual property; author of definitive treatise on

copyright law

Asaf Lubin

Research centers on intersection of law and technology; formerly studied at The Hague

Academy of International Law; teaches international law, cybersecurity

Donna Nagy

Expert in securities law, corporate law, and securities regulation and litigation

Christiana Ochoa

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and expert on the intersection of economic

development and human rights; academic director of IU Mexico Gateway Office

Austen Parrish

Transnational law expert with emphasis on role of courts in solving global challenges

Tim Waters

Expert on ethnic conflict in Iraq and the Balkans; also teaches in the area of Islamic law

David Williams

Consultant to governments of Liberia and Vietnam and the Burmese

democracy movement; executive director, Center for Constitutional Democracy

Susan Williams

Constitutional advisor to Women’s League of Burma; advisor to Liberian constitutional

drafting committee; director, Center for Constitutional Democracy


CHOOSE YOUR INTEREST, BUILD YOUR SPECIALIZATION As an Indiana Law graduate student, in addition to earning a general LLM, you can choose from several specializations that suit your interests and career goals. Listed below are six areas of specialization and related courses that many students select, but the list is not exhaustive. Your academic advisor will help you select courses that are right for you or help you develop your own specialization. Twelve credits are generally required to complete a specialization. REQUIRED LLM COURSES (2 credits each) Introduction to American Law Legal Discourse and Writing BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW Accounting for Lawyers Antitrust Law Banking Law Bankruptcy Business and Human Rights Business Planning Business Reorganization Contracts Corporate Finance Law Corporate Taxation Corporations Employment Discrimination Law Employment Law Estate Planning Federal Criminal Law and White Collar Crime Financial Institutions Insurance Law International Business Negotiations International Business Transactions International Securities Regulation International Trade Introduction to Income Tax Labor Law Mediation for LLMs Mergers and Acquisitions Negotiable Instruments Negotiations Non-Profit Organizations Partnership Tax Real Estate Finance Sales Secured Transactions Securities Regulation Seminar in Commercial Law: Consumer Credit Seminar in Corporate Law: Financial Regulation Seminar in Law and Economics Seminar in Tax Policy Tax Policy Colloquium Topics in Tax: Strategic Business and Tax Planning

FINANCIAL REGULATION AND CAPITAL MARKETS Advanced Bankruptcy: Business Reorganization Antitrust Law Banking Law Bankruptcy Business Planning Corporate Finance Corporate Taxation Corporations Estate Planning Ethics and Compliance European Union Law Federal Criminal Law and White-Collar Crime Financial Institutions Insurance Law International Business Transactions International Securities Regulation International Trade Introduction to Income Tax Law and Philanthropy Mediation Mergers and Acquisitions Municipal Finance Negotiable Instruments Negotiations Non-Profit Organizations Real Estate Finance Sales Secured Transactions Securities Regulation Seminar in Commercial Law: Consumer Credit Seminar in Corporate Law: Financial Regulation Seminar in Law and Economics Seminar in Tax Policy Tax Policy Colloquium Topics in Tax: Strategic Business and Tax Planning INFORMATION PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY LAW Advanced Constitutional Law Advanced Constitutional Law: Issues Related to the Press Constitutional Law II Cybersecurity Health Privacy Law Information Privacy and Security Management Practicum Information Privacy Law I


Information Privacy Law II Information Security Law International Law Internet Law Internet Law: Political and Legal Dimensions National and Homeland Security Law Seminar in Electronic Mass Media Seminar in Information Privacy Seminar in International Law: Space Law Survey of Intellectual Property INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Standard IP law specialization Antitrust Law Copyright Law Entertainment Law Federal Circuit Advocacy Intellectual Property Antitrust Intellectual Property Colloquium Intellectual Property Law Transactions International Business Transactions International Intellectual Property Internet Law Internet Law: Political and Legal Dimensions IP Practicum: Legal Aspects of Music Law and Biomedical Advance Patent Law Seminar in Intellectual Property Seminar: Introduction to Biotechnological Innovation Survey of Intellectual Property Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

International Business Transactions International Criminal Law International Environmental Law International Intellectual Property International Law International Securities Regulation International Trade National and Homeland Security Law Seminar in Comparative Law: Islamic Law Seminar in Comparative Inequality Seminar in Constitutional Design: Rights, Gender, and States of Emergency Seminar in Globalization Seminar in International Law: Space Law Seminar in Law and Development Seminar in Law and Society of China Seminar in Transnational Law Seminar in Comparative Inequality

LLM IN AMERICAN LAW General or US bar exam specialization Administrative Law American Constitutional Law for Foreign Lawyers American Legal History Civil Procedure Civil Procedure II Conflict of Laws Contracts Constitutional Law II Corporations Criminal Law Criminal Procedure Criminal Procedure Capstone Environmental Law Patent law specialization Evidence Advanced Patent Law Family Law Federal Circuit Advocacy Gender and the Law Health Law Intellectual Property Antitrust The Legal Profession for Foreign Lawyers Intellectual Property Transactions Legislation Patent Law Mediation Patent Prosecution Products Liability Patent Trial Practice Property Survey of Intellectual Property Remedies Sales INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW AND Secured Transactions GLOBALIZATION Securities Regulation After Atrocities: Processes of Post-Conflict Justice Seminar in Congress, the Presidency, and the Courts Business and Human Rights Seminar in Constitutional Law Comparative Law: Comparative Legal Systems Seminar in Constitutional Law: The Courts, the Democratic Comparative Law: Constitutional Design and the Economy Process, and the People Comparative Law: Islam and Human Rights Seminar in Constitutional Law: The First Amendment Comparative Law: Regulating Religion Seminar in Constitutional Law: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Comparative Law: South Asian Constitutionalism the Constitution Constitutional Design in Multiethnic Societies Seminar in Criminal Law: Current Issues in Law and Procedure Constitutionalism in the Middle East Seminar in Criminal Law: Federal Sentencing Cybersecurity Law Seminar in the Supreme Court as an Institution European Union Law Torts Human Trafficking Water Law Human Rights Wills and Trusts Immigration Law


A WORLD OF SUPPORT: AT THE LAW SCHOOL, AND ACROSS THE CAMPUS Indiana Law graduate students benefit from the support of a six-person Office of Graduate Legal Studies and International Programs. This office is the home away from home for international students while they are in law school. Some of the many ways in which we help you are: – Teaching assistants to explain and clarify class assignments – Student ambassadors – law student peers who help you settle into

Bloomington and get acclimated to law school life

– Specialized courses in legal discourse and writing, and an

introductory course in American law for foreign lawyers

– An optional intensive course in legal English offered the summer

before the fall semester

– A professional development series that helps prepare you for the

job market, both in the United States and in your home country

– Assistance in finding internships while you’re in the US – One-on-one academic advising and bar exam application and preparation – If you’re an aspiring academic, special programming to help you

prepare for the profession, including the graduate colloquium, a

course on scholarly legal writing, and course development and

teaching workshops

– Help with visa issues, integration into US culture, and other

personal matters that may arise during your stay

You’ll also have the benefit of Indiana University’s global engagement. IU is one of the world’s leading public research universities, with a major commitment to a place on the global stage. IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies brings together a distinguished community of scholars, students, staff, and alumni united by a common commitment to meet the global challenges of the 21st century with worldshaping ideas and world-altering graduates. In addition, the university’s Office of International Services is at your disposal to support your educational experience.


INDIANA LAW BY THE NUMBERS: Law School JD enrollment: 525

Number of international graduate students: 65

Typical number of countries represented: 20

Student/faculty ratio: 6:1

LLM degree tuition (24 credits): $46,680*

MCL degree tuition (20 credits): $38,900*

SJD degree tuition (30 credits): $58,350*

Estimated room and board: $6,263†

Number of LLM specializations: 6

Number of volumes in the library: 1,428,049

Number of IU Global Gateway offices: 5 (Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Mexico City, New Delhi) Number of countries with IU international alumni offices: 43 *Does not include mandatory fees. †Does not include insurance, books, and miscellaneous personal expenses. See website for details.

THE HAMILTON LUGAR SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

THE MAURER SCHOOL OF LAW OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID TO MOST STUDENTS Most of our graduate students receive some kind of scholarship, and no additional application is needed. We award scholarships to outstanding students based on need, academic performance, experience, or all three. The Law School’s Office of Graduate Legal Studies and International Programs can provide you with details. In addition to offering student exchange opportunities, our exclusive Partner Schools Scholarship Program provides a scholarship of up to $20,000. To find out whether your school participates, visit our website, law.indiana.edu/graduate, or contact us at lgradadm@indiana.edu

APPLY NOW! Visit law.indiana.edu/graduate-apply for more information on how to apply to the IU Maurer School of Law. When you’re ready, go to law.indiana.edu/graduate-application, and apply via the Law School Admissions Council’s website. For assistance with your application, or for help with any other questions about the Law School, please contact us at lgradadm@indiana.edu or +1 812 856 7217, or via Skype at iumaurerlaw. We look forward to receiving your application. LESLEY DAVIS WILLIAM SCHAAD Assistant Dean for International Programs Director of Admissions GABRIELLE GOODWIN Director of Graduate Legal Studies


Office of Graduate Legal Studies and International Programs / 220 Baier Hall / 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405 +1 812 856 7217 / Skype: iumaurerlaw / lgradadm@indiana.edu / law.indiana.edu/graduate 6.20

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