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come here go anywhere GLOBAL LEGAL EDUCATION

Office of Admissions / (812) 855-4765 / lawadmis@indiana.edu Baier Hall / 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405 / law.indiana.edu


IN TODAY’S INFORMATION AGE, GLOBALIZATION IS AFFECTING ALMOST EVERY AREA OF THE LAW.

RANKED OVERALL (US NEWS)

Whether you plan to practice in a small town or a major urban center, you will need to understand this fundamental transformation of the profession and its impact on your future.

FOREIGN SEMESTEREXCHANGE PROGRAMS

RANKED INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM (US NEWS)

The Indiana University Maurer School of Law is the ideal place for you to prepare for a career in the global legal profession. Our international law program is ranked 18th in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report.

COUNTRIES WHERE INDIANA LAW ALUMNI LIVE AND WORK

Here are some of the reasons why: Global Externships in Seven Countries: Each year, the Law School selects about 25 students for fully funded externships in corporations, firms, and nongovernmental organizations in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand.

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS (LONDON, PARIS, FLORENCE, BARCELONA)

PUBLIC LAW SCHOOL IN THE MIDWEST

International Scholars Program: Two Indiana Law students are selected each summer as Eric T. Werner Scholars, spending approximately eight weeks at Xi’an Jiao Tong University conducting research with colleagues at the Information Security Law Research Center, and approximately four weeks interning in Microsoft’s policy division in Beijing. We also have a relationship with Cambridge University’s Snyder Scholarships, which fund post-graduate internships at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at Cambridge University. Exchanges and Summer Study Abroad: If you want to be an exchange student or spend a summer abroad, we can accommodate you. We have semester exchange programs in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain, and summer study abroad programs in cities such as London, Paris, Florence, and Barcelona. Unique Dual-Degree Opportunities: We have global partnerships with 19 foreign law schools and universities and Law School

RESEARCH CENTERS DEDICATED TO INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL STUDY

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE

alumni in over 55 countries. These connections offer you many options for tailoring your global education to suit your career goals. Our LLM program is more than 100 years old — one of the oldest in the world. Support:

FULLY FUNDED SUMMER EXTERNSHIPS IN SEVEN COUNTRIES INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW COURSES FACULTY WHO RESEARCH AND TEACH INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW

The Law School has an entire office and staff dedicated to international programs (an assistant dean, two professors, and two staff members). That office has support from a vast array of international programs through the university’s Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.


global learning, in the heart of the united states You don’t have to go abroad to learn more about the world. At Indiana Law, you’ll develop global fluency — sensitivity to different legal cultures and contexts, and the flexibility to work effectively across jurisdictions — right here in Bloomington: Making a Global Impact: Three of the Law School’s five research centers are dedicated to global issues: the Center for Constitutional Democracy, the Center for Law, Society, and Culture, and the Center on the Global Legal Profession. More than a dozen of our faculty focus their scholarship on international and comparative law, which provides opportunities for research assistant positions. Giving Back and Public Service: Each year, JD students work as affiliates of the Center for Constitutional Democracy doing post-conflict work in emerging democracies, including South Sudan, Burma, Libya, and Liberia. Students often work on international issues, from immigration to conservation law, in our other research centers and in our seven clinics. Bringing the World Here: Each year, a wide range of lectures, distinguished speakers, symposia, workshops and conferences are dedicated

INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES

to international issues, including the Oxford Internet Institute, the China Law Forum, the Wolter-Bradley Colloquium,

The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies is a student-edited, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal focusing

the Smith Endowed Lecture, and the Snyder Endowed Lecture (with Cambridge University).

on the intersections of global and domestic legal regimes, markets, politics, technologies, and cultures. By its very

Visiting Foreign Scholars: We welcome visitors from around the world every year. Long-standing visitors come from the Université

nature, the globalization of law challenges the conventional boundaries among subject disciplines and professional research practices, as well as the boundaries around sovereign state regulatory regimes.

Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Worcester College, Oxford.

The Journal is a forum for both ongoing research and interdisciplinary, international collaboration.

Opportunities to Engage:

The long-range goals of the Journal are:

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a variety of international student organizations, including the Indiana

– To establish collaborative relationships among scholars of different disciplines, especially law, political science,

Journal of Global Legal Studies, the Jessup Moot Court Competition, the Pro Bono Immigration Project, and the

International Law Society.

– To lay the foundations for new modes of interdisciplinary communication

A Global Community: About 75 foreign lawyers come to Bloomington each year to earn graduate legal degrees or to take advantage of our certificate in legal studies, a new certificate program in international cybersecurity law, and a joint degree

economics, philosophy, and anthropology

– To advance scholarship in this area by encouraging the creation of new linkages across interdisciplinary theories

of global change

– To facilitate the development of reforms and new perspectives on domestic and international regulatory structures

in information law and policy through the University of Oxford. You’ll have the opportunity to attend classes

Based on first-year academic performance and a writing competition that takes place at the end of the first year,

with these students and get to know them and learn their perspectives on the globalization of your profession.

selected students are invited to join the staff of the Journal during the summer after their first year.


Fred Cate

International expert on cybersecurity and privacy; appointed to numerous 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

Yvonne Cripps

Advisor to House of Lords on intellectual property law and biotechnology; advisor to

New Zealand government on biotechnology; advisor to Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice on

constitutional law

Lee Feinstein

Former U.S. ambassador to Poland and dean of IU School of Global and

International Studies

David Fidler

International expert on cybersecurity, counterinsurgency, international law and

global health, biosecurity, arms control, and globalization of baseball

Joe Hoffmann

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

society of Japan and Asia

Feisal Istrabadi

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

faculty excellence, global perspective

Study of the Middle East

Mark Janis

Expert on international trends in design patents and IP law

Jay Krishnan

Worldwide expert on the Indian judicial system

Marshall Leaffer

Expert on international intellectual property

Ethan Michelson

Expert on the Chinese legal system

Christy Ochoa

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

development and human rights

The Maurer School of Law’s global education is reflected in the international law, comparative law,

Austen Parrish

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

Tim Waters

Member of prosecution team in trial of Slobodan Milošević; expert on ethnic conflict in

Iraq and the Balkans

David Williams

Consultant to governments of Liberia and Vietnam and the Burmese democracy

movement; noted international constitutional law scholar

Susan Williams

Constitutional advisor to Women’s League of Burma; advisor to Burmese democracy

movement and Liberian constitutional drafting committee

Elisabeth Zoller

Director of Center for Comparative Public Law, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

and in the global perspective that the faculty bring to their teaching and scholarship. Here are just a few examples of full-time and affiliated faculty. 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

Expert in international and comparative law, particularly transactions and conflicts of law;

academic director of IU Europe Global Gateway Office


life-changing experiences, wherever you plan to practice

INDIANA LAW HAS FORMED PARTNERSHIPS THAT PROVIDE YOU WITH EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES AT THE WORLD’S BEST AND MOST INNOVATIVE LAW SCHOOLS: Ajou University, South Korea

Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing

Chung-Ang University, South Korea

Chungbuk National University Law School, South Korea Ewha Woman’s University

ESADE Law School, Barcelona

FGV Direito Rio and FGV Direito SP São Paulo

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

National Taiwan University

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES ACROSS THE GLOBE

O.P. Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), New Delhi

It’s no secret that the world is shrinking. Technology, mobility, and population growth are all contributing to a

Trinity College Dublin School of Law

society that is fast becoming global in every sense. And as the world becomes smaller, lawyers need to be prepared

Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Paris

Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen

University of Auckland

University of Hong Kong

University of Warsaw

to meet an entirely new set of client demands and challenges. To help students become better prepared in today’s global environment, the Maurer School of Law offers programs to introduce students to career options around the world. Each year, a select group of about 25 Indiana Law students spend the summer in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand as Milton Stewart Fellows working at highly reputed law firms, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. More than 80 students have served as Stewart Fellows since the program’s inception in 2010. The Stewart Fellows found their experiences extremely rewarding. “Being a lawyer means being able to adapt

INDIANA LAW OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF CORE AND ADVANCED COURSES AND RESEARCH SEMINARS IN THE FIELDS OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW:

to new circumstances, understand foreign concepts, and apply previously unknown laws to solve a client’s problem,” said Matt Showalter, ’15. “My externship put these skills to the test. I had to analyze Indian law, analogize U.S. and U.K. legal trends to developing trends in India, and apply these standards to unique problems. In my career, I expect to meet similar challenges and approach them in the very same way.” Meanwhile, back in Bloomington, the law school’s innovative Center for Constitutional Democracy JD Affiliate Program provides an opportunity for law students to participate in the work of the Center. Organized into country teams, JD affiliates get real-world experience working on constitutional and legal reform projects, and sometimes

core courses 3

International Law

International Human Rights

advanced offerings 3

Comparative Constitutional Law Immigration Law

International Business Transactions

Constitutional Design

International Criminal Law

International Intellectual Property

democracy that addresses the many ways in which law fosters democratic institutions, political participation,

Transitional Justice in Iraq

and human rights.

research seminars 3

“As a member of the Vietnamese democratic movement, I am grateful that a fellowship made it possible for me to

Globalization and the Legal Profession

join the Center in 2008 to conduct research on constitutionalism in Vietnam and judicial review in new democracies,”

Lessons of the Yugoslav Wars Law and Society of Japan

European Union Law

International Securities Regulation

Law and Globalization: Corporate Law and Lawyering

serve my country and the global cause of democracy and human rights.”

Comparative Law

International Environmental Law

travel with Center personnel on advising trips. The CCD also administers a unique PhD program in law and

said Huong Nguyen, a PhD fellow at the CCD. “My study in Bloomington is crucial in preparing myself to better

International Trade

Law and International Development

Transnational Law: Norms, Actors, and Processes Constitutionalism in the Middle East Human Rights

Law & Development

Transnational Law

Globalization

International Law: Cybersecurity Law and Society of China


indiana university: engagement on a global scale As an Indiana Law student, you’ll have the benefit of Indiana University’s global engagement. IU is one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with a major commitment to a place on the world’s stage. IU’s new 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 world-shaping ideas and world-altering graduates. SGIS’s new state-of-the-art building opened in August 2015 in the center of the beautiful Bloomington campus, flanked by the Herman B Wells Library and the Art Museum. For the first time, the university’s renowned global studies departments, area and language studies programs, and research centers have been brought together under one soaring roof. Many of the Law School’s dual-degree programs connect you with the rich intellectual life of SGIS, along with the other schools and departments around campus, including the #1-ranked School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Kelley School of Business. We also offer a JD/MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a JD/MA in Russian and East European Studies. In addition, the Maurer School of Law offers a JD/MBA with Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul. This unique program enables you to earn a law degree from Indiana Law and an MBA from SKK, with its distinctive approach to international business in the vibrant, free-market capital of South Korea.

3 IU Global Gateway offices in India, China, and Europe. 46 international alumni offices in th 42 countries. 16 in nation for number of students studying th abroad. 10 in nation for number of undergraduate international students. 62 subject areas for international degrees or certificates.

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