come here, go anywhere
welcome to Indiana University Maurer School of Law In these pages, you will learn a little more about
African American to serve on any state supreme
this great institution.
court, the first woman chief justice of Wisconsin,
The Law School has a tremendous history. Founded in 1842, and the ninth-oldest law school in the nation, our school celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. Our graduates have taken on leadership roles in the country’s most respected law firms, from Wall Street to Main Street. They have built and nurtured successful businesses that drive today’s global economy. And they have
alumni include giants like US Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton, US Representative Lee Hamilton, and US Senator Birch Bayh. Our global influence has at times been even greater. We have one of the oldest LLM and SJD programs for international lawyers and collaborations with universities around the globe.
chosen careers in public service, on Capitol Hill,
Our legacy lies not just with our alumni.
and on the front lines of advocacy for people who
Since our founding, many of the nation’s most
need it most.
prominent scholars have called Bloomington
No matter what career they've chosen, our alumni make a difference in their community — wherever that may be. Every year, nearly 60 percent of our entering JD class comes from outside Indiana, representing nearly 100 undergraduate institutions in 25 to 30 states.
home. We became one of the leading institutions committed to the law and society movement in legal scholarship, which during the 1950s and 1960s involved a concerted effort to replace the “law on the books” approach with a “law in action” approach.
When they graduate, nearly 60 percent choose
That tradition of excellence continues today. We
jobs outside Indiana.
are proud to have pathbreaking scholars in a
Part of our proud legacy is how our graduates have left their mark. They include the first JapaneseAmerican admitted to the bar in the US, the first
and the first woman chief justice of Indiana. Our
wide range of fields. Our expertise is strongest in research focused on intellectual property, international and comparative law, environmental law, and criminal law, as well as tax, business
law, and entrepreneurship. Our Center for Constitutional Democracy and our Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Profession are among a very few number of centers in the world exploring these areas of research and building new fields. We have received accolades for our pioneering work in the area of cybersecurity. For each new class, we build on this legacy. We look for remarkable individuals: students who want to be part of a lively community of smart, motivated, supportive classmates who are ready to learn and eager to make an impact. Our research centers, our live-client clinics, our pro bono projects, our Washington, DC externship program, our foreign summer internships, and our unique curricular offerings are designed not just to provide tremendous learning experiences, but to enable students, working hand-in-hand with faculty, to make a difference outside the classroom. For us, we are building not just a class, but protecting a legacy. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you in Bloomington.
Austen Parrish Dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law
Baier Hall is the Law School’s main building. It is located on the corner of Indiana University’s flagship Bloomington campus, adjacent to Dunn’s Woods, but only steps away from shopping, restaurants, and free bus service.
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third-most beautiful college campus (CondĂŠ Nast Traveler) ninth-oldest law school in US ninth-lowest student/faculty ratio among public law schools ranked 30th in the nation by U.S. News among top 15 public law schools tax program ranked 23rd environmental program ranked 25th international program ranked 25th intellectual property program ranked 27th
Unless otherwise indicated, rankings are from U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, 2018 edition.
passionate teachers, influential scholars Indiana Law faculty are renowned for their
them some of the most sought-after experts and
passion for teaching and for being caring role
influential legal thinkers in the world, which
models and supportive mentors. In fact, many of
is why we are 14th in the country for scholarly
them have received Indiana University’s highest
impact among public schools.*
teaching honors. Their classroom discussions are rigorous and thorough, and they have a gift for challenging your old ways of thinking as never before. As part of our community, you will be invited — and expected — to join our esteemed professors in fostering the Law School’s vibrant intellectual life.
uates of the nation’s finest law schools — including this one — and their research informs and shapes contemporary legal discourse, from cybersecurity and constitutional reform to patent law and conservation. They include an award-winning filmmaker,
adjunct faculty and leading scholars to serve as guest lecturers. Every year we host numerous scholarly conferences that enrich the intellectual life of the Law School. As an upper-division student, you will be able
And our teachers are scholars, too. They are grad-
In addition, the Law School attracts impressive
to work alongside our faculty as an assistant, whether in one of the research centers they direct, or aiding them with their independent scholarship. Either way, you will gain additional skills and knowledge from our talented community of teacher-scholars.
Fulbright Scholars, a Carnegie Fellow, a US Supreme Court clerk, Wall Street lawyers, accomplished litigators, and members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, and the American Society of International Law. Our faculty’s research makes
*Gregory C. Sisk, et al., “Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third,” 12 University of St. Thomas Law Journal 100 (2015).
the Indiana Law faculty
28 percent of faculty with advanced degrees (PhD, LLM, or SJD)
14 13 scholarly impact among public US law schools
number of faculty diversity hires in past eight years
highly credentialed faculty from around the world
William & Mary
Sophia C. Goodman
Earl R.C. Singleton
Alfred C. Aman, Jr.
Gabrielle L. Goodwin
Jeffrey E. Stake
Amy G. Applegate
Edwin H. Greenebaum
J. Alexander Tanford
John S. Applegate
Norman J. Hedges
Inge Van der Cruysse
A. James Barnes
Robert H. Heidt
William D. Henderson
Timothy William Waters
Terry A. Bethel
J. William Hicks
W. William Weeks III
Brian J. Broughman
Joseph L. Hoffmann
U. of Washington
Kevin D. Brown
Sarah Jane Hughes
U. of Washington
Keith A. Buckley
Feisal A. Istrabadi
Susan H. Williams
Hannah L. Buxbaum
Mark D. Janis
David C. Williams
Fred H. Cate
Dawn E. Johnsen
UniversitĂŠ Paris II
Lewis & Clark
Jayanth K. Krishnan
Daniel O. Conkle
Seth M. Lahn
Stephen A. Conrad
Julia C. Lamber
Paul P. Craig
Marshall A. Leaffer
Yvonne M. Cripps
Victoria U. of Wellington
H. Timothy Lovelace
Laura B. Daghe
Jody L. Madeira
Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt
Donna M. Nagy
Roger B. Dworkin
Mark E. Need
Jessica M. Eaglin
Lisa A. Farnsworth
Aviva A. Orenstein
David P. Fidler
Austen L. Parrish
Robert L. Fischman
William D. Popkin
Gina-Gail S. Fletcher
Jennifer S. Prusak
Victor D. Quintanilla
Ralph F. Gaebler
Lauren K. Robel
Ann J. Gellis
John A. Scanlan
Charles G. Geyh
Ryan W. Scott
Donald H. Gjerdingen
Gene E. Shreve
The Jerome Hall Law Library is the academic hub of the Law School. Surrounded by the beautiful acreage of Dunnâ€™s Woods, it is one of the nationâ€™s top-ranked law libraries, with an extensive digital repository and librarians with law degrees. The Law Library has also been active in expanding instruction for research. In 2016, for example, the library launched a series of workshops on topics such as statutes, cases, and administrative law, along with information on how technology can best serve your practice.
a different approach to your first year
THE LEGAL PROFESSION
In addition to the usual 1L courses — contracts,
If you are interested in getting a head start on
torts, property, criminal, and constitutional law
your first year, you may be interested in Summer
— you will enroll in an innovative four-hour
Start. Ours is one of the few law schools in the
course called The Legal Profession. This course
country to offer students the opportunity to begin
exposes students to the ethical dilemmas associ-
their legal education in the summer. Students who
ated with specific practice settings, such as large
take advantage of this option take one first-year
firms, small firms, plaintiff’s firms, in-house
class — typically Torts — from early July through
counsel, government agencies, and prosecutors.
early August. Summer Start students are merely
In The Legal Profession, you will wrestle with
starting before their counterparts who enter in
realistic problems that ask you to apply the
the fall. They acquire learning skills and knowl-
rules of professional responsibility and to compre-
edge that those who enter in the fall have yet to
hend how economics, workplace pressures, and
gain. By the end of the summer, these students
organizational incentives affect lawyers. Work-
are familiar with the basics of legal analysis, the
ing in teams, you will present or enact solutions
school, and the community. Students who start in
to those problems and hear critiques from your
the summer will take a full course load in the fall.
The Jerome Hall Law Library
courses As an Indiana Law student, you can choose from a wide variety of courses in all the areas you would expect from a top-tier law school. The upper-division courses below are grouped by our 17 Areas of Focus, but you can select the combination best suited to your interests and career goals after you complete the required first-year courses.
FIRST-YEAR COURSES Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Contracts Criminal Law The Legal Profession Legal Research and Writing Property Torts
UPPER-DIVISION AREAS OF FOCUS
BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND GOVERNMENT REGULATION
Accounting for Lawyers Advanced Bankruptcy: Business Reorganization Antitrust Law I Banking Law Bankruptcy Business and Human Rights Business Planning Corporate Finance Law Corporations Deliberative Leadership Entertainment Law Entrepreneurship Law Clinic Insurance Law International Business Negotiations International Business Transactions International Securities Regulation International Trade Law and Sports Legal Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Municipal Finance Negotiable Instruments Non-Profit Law Clinic Non-Profit Organizations Principles of Law and Economics Sales Secured Transactions Securities Regulation Seminar in Commercial Law: Consumer Credit
Administrative Law Advanced Environmental Law and Practice American Legal History Antitrust Law Banking Law Employment Discrimination Employment Law European Union Law Immigration Law Introduction to Environmental Law Land Use Controls Lawyering in the Public Interest Legislation Public National Resources Representing the State Securities Regulation Seminar in Administrative Law: Lawyering in the Modern Administrative State Seminar on the Supreme Court as an Institution
Seminar in Corporate Law Seminar in Corporate Law: Financial Regulation Seminar in Law and Development Seminar in Law and Economics Transactional Drafting
CIVIL RIGHTS AND EQUALITY American Legal History Civil Rights Statutes Constitutional Litigation Employment Discrimination Feminist Jurisprudence Gender and the Law Human Rights Immigration Law Law and Education Law and Social Psychology Lawyering in the Public Interest Poverty Law Race, American Society, and the Law Seminar in Children and the Law Seminar in Comparative Inequality
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
After Atrocities: Processes of Post-Conflict Justice Constitutionalism in the Middle East Constitutional Design in Multiethnic Societies Constitutional Law I Constitutional Law II Human Rights International Criminal Law Seminar in Constitutional Design: Rights, Gender, and States of Emergency
Administrative Law Advanced Constitutional Law Advanced Constitutional Law: Issues Related to the Press American Constitutional Law for Foreign Lawyers American Legal History Constitutional History Colloquium Constitutional Law II Criminal Procedure: Trial Criminal Process: Investigation Law and Religion Seminar in American Legal History Seminar in Constitutional Law Seminar in Constitutional Law: Congress, Presidency, and the Courts Seminar in Constitutional Law: The Courts, the Democratic Process, and the People Seminar in Constitutional Law: First Amendment Seminar in Constitutional Law: Sexuality, Reproduction, and the Law Seminar in Jurisprudence Seminar on Judicial Conduct State Constitutional Law
Core courses Appellate Practice and Procedure: Criminal Appeal from Transcript to Argument Criminal Law Externship Criminal Procedure: Capstone Criminal Procedure: Investigation Criminal Procedure: Trial Federal Criminal Law Federal Sentencing Law International Criminal Law Seminar in Criminal Law Seminar in Law and Psychology of Crime, Culpability, and Punishment
Core courses Introduction to Environmental Law Administrative Law Public Natural Resources Law
Other related courses Advanced Trial Practice Evidence Constitutional Litigation Federal Jurisdiction Trial Advocacy
Advanced courses Advanced Environmental Law and Practice Climate and Law Policy Seminar in Environmental Law: Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems Enrichment courses Conservation Law Clinic International Environmental Law Water Law Wildlife Law Other related courses Land Use Controls Legislation
Community Legal Clinic Disability Law Clinic Domestic Relations Mediation Estate Planning Family Law Family and Children Mediation Clinic Feminist Jurisprudence Gender and the Law Mediation Negotiations Public Interest Internship Program Strategies in Critical Reading and Writing: Family Law Seminar in Children and the Law Seminar in Law and Society: Work, Family, and the Law
Administrative Law Bankruptcy (or Secured Transactions) Corporations Criminal Procedure – Trial (or Criminal Process – Investigation) Evidence Family Law International Law Introduction to Income Tax Mediation (or Negotiations) Non-Profit Law Clinic Project Management Trial Advocacy Wills and Trusts
INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS, AND PRIVACY LAW Constitutional Law II Copyright Law Cybersecurity Entertainment Law Health Law Health Privacy Law Information Privacy and Security Management Practicum Information Privacy Law I Information Privacy Law II Information Security Law Internet Law Internet Law: Political and Legal Dimensions National and Homeland Security Law Patent Law Seminar in Electronic Mass Media Seminar in Information Privacy Seminar in International Law: Drone Law Seminar in Introduction to Biotechnological Innovation Seminar in Intellectual Property Survey of Intellectual Property Trademarks and Unfair Competition
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Core courses Copyright Law International Intellectual Property Patent Law Survey of Intellectual Property Trademark and Unfair Competition Law Advanced courses Advanced Patent Law Entertainment Law Federal Circuit Advocacy Intellectual Property Antitrust Intellectual Property Colloquium Intellectual Property Transactions Internet Law Internet Law: Political and Legal Dimensions Law and Biomedical Advance Patent Prosecution Patent Trial Practice Seminar: Introduction to Biotechnological Innovation Seminar in Intellectual Property Clinics and Practicum Entrepreneurship Law Clinic Intellectual Property Externship Intellectual Property Law Clinic Intellectual Property Practicum: The Legal Aspects of Music
INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW International Law International Business Transactions International Trade Advanced Courses Business and Human Rights Comparative Law: Comparative Legal Systems Comparative Law: Constitutional Design and the Economy Comparative Law: Islam and Human Rights Comparative Law: Regulating Religion Comparative Law: South Asian Constitutionalism Constitutional Design in Multiethnic Societies Constitutionalism in the Middle East European Union Law Human Rights Immigration Law International Business Negotiations International Criminal Law International Environmental Law International Intellectual Property International Securities Regulation Seminar in Comparative Inequality Seminar in Comparative Law: Islamic Law Seminar in Globalization Seminar in International Law: Drone Law Seminar in International Law: Legal Dimensions of the Fight Against the Islamic State Seminar in Law and Development Seminar in Law and Society of China Seminar in Transnational Law
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW Core courses Disability Law Clinic Employment Discrimination Employment Law Labor and Employment Arbitration Labor Law Seminar in Law and Society: Work, Family, and the Law Related courses Administrative Law Antitrust Law Contracts Corporations Immigration Law Judicial Field Placements Legislation Mediation Negotiations Trial Advocacy
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Advanced Civil Procedure Advanced Appellate Advocacy Advanced Legal Writing Advanced Trial Practice Advocacy Appellate Advocacy Appellate Practice â€” Procedure Complex Litigation Conflict of Laws Domestic Relations Mediation Evidence Federal Circuit Advocacy Law and Social Psychology Litigation Drafting Mediation Negotiations Patent Trial Practice Pre-trial Litigation Products Liability Protection Order Litigation Remedies Representing the State Seminar on Judicial Conduct Trial Advocacy Trial Competition
PROPERTY Estate Planning Land Use Controls Law and Philanthropy Law and Political Theory: Institutional Analysis and Development Real Estate Finance Wills and Trusts
Advanced Appellate Advocacy Advanced Environmental Law and Practice Advanced Trial Practice Advocacy Appellate Advocacy Community Legal Clinic Conservation Law Clinic Criminal Law Externship Deliberative Leadership Disability Law Clinic Domestic Relations Mediation Entrepreneurship Law Clinic Estate Planning Federal Circuit Advocacy Family and Children Mediation Clinic Independent Clinical Project Indiana Legal Services Externship IP Externship IP Practicum Judicial Field Placements Lawyering in the Public Interest Mediation Negotiations Patent Prosecution Patent Trial Practice Project Management Student Legal Services Externship Trial Advocacy Washington Public Interest Program
Core courses Introduction to Income Tax Advanced courses Corporate Tax Partnership Tax Seminar in Tax Policy State and Local Tax Strategic Tax Planning Tax Policy Colloquium Transactional Drafting: Tax Allied Law School courses Accounting for Lawyers Corporate Finance Estate Planning International Business Transactions Law and Philanthropy Legislation Mergers and Acquisitions
PERSONAL ATTENTION With our 8.3/1 student/faculty ratio and small class sizes, you will have unparalleled access to faculty, both in and out of class.
typical first-year class section size
average upper-division class size
% of upper-division classes with 15 or fewer students
125+ STEWART FELLOWS SINCE 2010
international opportunities SÃƒO PAULO
STEWART FELLOWS GLOBAL EXTERNSHIP COUNTRIES
0SUMMER AND 0SEMESTER EXCHANGE 0PROGRAMS 20
PARTNERSHIPS WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW SCHOOLS
Indiana Law offers a unique global fellowship
If a traditional semester or summer abroad bet-
Even if you spend all three years in Bloomington,
program that gives you the opportunity to work
ter suits your goals, we offer semester exchange
you will have many international opportunities.
directly with some of the nationâ€™s leading legal
programs with partner universities in Auckland,
We have one of the world's oldest LLM programs,
scholars on issues affecting countries around
Barcelona, Beijing, Dublin, Hamburg, Hong
hosting about 70 graduate students from 20
the globe. Each of these programs features a se-
Kong, Leiden, Milan, New Delhi, Paris, Rio de Ja-
countries each year. You will attend classes with
mester abroad and a Stewart Fellowship: a paid
neiro, SĂŁo Paulo, Shenzhen, Taipei, and Warsaw.
LLM students and share global perspectives. We
summer externship with a prestigious law firm,
Summer study is available in Hamburg, London,
also offer a JD/LLM if you choose to extend your
non-governmental organization, or multinational
and Paris, among others.
studies on the international stage.
company. When you return to campus, you will serve as a paid research assistant for a faculty member conducting research on timely topics relevant to your country of interest. Stewart Fellowships are offered in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam.
the vibrant life of a major research university
joint degree programs
As a lawyer, you will spend your professional life solving complex problems that span many disciplines. As an Indiana Law student, you will have access to the resources of a major research university that will prepare you for the creative problem-solving skills required of today’s lawyers.
JOINT DEGREES WITH IU’S #22 RANKED KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS JD/MBA (3- or 4-year program) JD/MBAA (Accounting) JD/MSA (Accounting)
JOINT DEGREES WITH IU’S #1 RANKED SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS JD/MPA JD/MSES
OTHER IU JOINT DEGREES JD/MA or MS in Telecommunications JD/MLS in Library and Information Science JD/MA in Journalism JD/MPH in Public Health JD/MA in Russian and East European Studies
JOINT DEGREES WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS JD/MBA with Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul JD/LLM with Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) JD/LLM with Trinity College Dublin JD/LLM with Peking University (Beijing) and PKU School of Transnational Law (Shenzhen) JD/LLM with Jindal Global Law School (Sonipat, India)
In addition to joint degrees in business and public and environmental affairs, the Law School offers several other formal joint degree programs, or you can create an individually designed joint degree with other schools and departments to meet your learning and career goals. The Law School will coordinate with the other school or department to establish the joint or concurrent program.
INDIANA LAW'S RESEARCH CENTERS The Center for Constitutional Democracy helps
The Center for Law, Society, and Culture
people in post-conflict societies build legal insti-
promotes and disseminates a multidisciplinary
tutions that will allow them to live together in
understanding of law through scholarship, teach-
peace, justice, and democracy. It is one of the only
ing, and discussion. The Center produces, pres-
centers in the world to do active constitutional de-
ents, and coordinates research conducted by
exceptional scholars in schools and departments
The Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession is focused on the unprecedented
across Indiana University on law and legal problems.
around the world and developing research and training materials to assist current and future attorneys in their understanding of international legal systems. The Center for Intellectual Property Research trains students who are passionate about innovation and creativity and who seek an intensive experience in IP law â€” patent, trademark and unfair competition, copyright, design, and information policy.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, AND SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
experiential learning As one of the earliest schools to adopt an aspi-
The Protective Order Project helps victims of do-
Disability Law Clinic: Assist individuals and
rational pro bono service goal for its students,
mestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking obtain
disability rights groups, including veterans with
Indiana Lawâ€™s pro bono and clinical programs
civil protective orders, with the additional goal of
disability claims, from case intake to appeals.
combine to provide the most extensive network
preventing further abuse.
of community legal support in south-central Indiana. In a typical year, our roughly 500 students log more than 15,000 hours of legal service to local and nearby communities.
PRO BONO PROJECTS The Inmate Legal Assistance Project provides le-
The Tenant Assistance Project helps tenants who
growth ventures become more operational and
face an immediate threat of eviction and educates
sustainable as you earn your JD/MBA.
them about their legal rights.
Intellectual Property Law Clinic: Help clients
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project
protect their investment in innovation through
provides free income-tax preparation services to
this hands-on clinic, certified by the US Patent
qualifying residents each year.
and Trademark Office for both patent and trademark law.
gal counsel to inmates at the federal penitentiary
The Will Preparation Project pairs law students
in Terre Haute, Indiana.
with IU faculty and employees to offer this service
Non-Profit Law Clinic: Engage in public interest
at no charge in conjunction with the University
lawyering through business and transactional
Office of the Vice President and General Counsel.
work for non-profit organizations, including enti-
The LGBT project offers legal services on discrimination, legislation, and education matters on behalf of LGBT advocacy organizations throughout the state. The Pro Bono Immigration Project supports the unmet legal needs of non-citizens in Bloomington and surrounding areas.
ty formation, contract drafting, basic tax advice,
governance, and compliance.
Community Legal Clinic: Work with local resi-
Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Media-
dents whose incomes generally prevent them from
tion Clinic: Mediate real-life disputes among fam-
hiring lawyers for civil cases, including divorce,
ilies with children in family law cases while you
guardianships, adoption, and custody.
become a fully trained and registered domestic
Conservation Law Clinic: Serve as an intern in the Conservation Law Center, Inc. a public interest law firm, and work on actual matters for clients who need assistance with natural resource conservation issues. 26
Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic: Help high-
HELPING INDIANA LAW STUDENTS BECOME PRACTICE-READY In addition to traditional doctrinal study, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the law in some unusual ways. Here are some examples of the practical experiences you can choose from during your law school years: – How to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement — complete with going
on strike and picketing your professor’s office
– How to take a deposition – How to become a certified domestic relations mediator – How to enter an appearance in a criminal law proceeding – How to run the operations of a successful small law firm – How to deliver service learning that will help local community organizations while
you study the fundamentals of civil procedure
Many of these opportunities are available in our popular Wintersession course, a one-week, pass/fail intensive session for upper-division students offered just before the spring term begins. These are just a few ways in which Indiana Law integrates hands-on practice tips with rigorous analytical study.
number of pro bono projects: 7 number of clinics: 7 number of externship programs: 7 number of moot court and trial competitions: 7 number of law journals: 5
EXTERNSHIPS Our externships offer you ways to earn academ-
Judicial Field Placements: Spend a day every
ic credit while spending from one day a week to
week in the chambers of a US District Court
an entire semester working under the supervision
judge or magistrate judge in Indianapolis, where
of a trained legal practitioner. Our externship
you’ll gain first-hand experience from the judge
opportunities can be found throughout Indiana,
and his staff.
in the nation’s capital, and many places around the globe.
Public Interest: Our public interest externship program gives you the opportunity to explore
Criminal Law: Gain a better understanding of
this popular field while earning academic credit.
the major issues involved with criminal law prac-
About 30% of Indiana Law’s students participate
tice and the criminal justice system. In addition
to legal research and writing tasks, you’ll observe and participate in various criminal court proceedings under attorney supervision. You will work in prosecutors’ and public defenders’ offices in south central Indiana.
Semester Public Interest (Washington, DC): If you think you’d like to work on Capitol Hill — or represent people who do — or for the federal government or a public advocacy organization, this is a perfect program for you. You’ll spend half of
Indiana Legal Services: Help elderly and low-in-
your 3L year in Washington, DC, working in a
come people in southern Indiana with legal prob-
federal agency, in Congress, or in a non-profit pub-
lems affecting their access to basics such as food,
lic advocacy organization, while you earn eight
shelter, income, medical care, and personal safety.
hours of credit.
Intellectual Property Externship: Work with fac-
Student Legal Services: Earn credit while you
ulty in our Center for IP Research to develop an
work at Student Legal Services, a nonprofit law
on-site program tailored to your interests.
office that provides legal services to Indiana University students and student groups. If none of these options meets your career objectives, our faculty and advisers will work with you to develop an independent clinical project.
MOOT COURT AND TRIAL COMPETITIONS A lawyer’s role is, above all else, one of client advocacy. Whether representing clients in a corporate transaction, in tax planning, or in a courtroom trial, proficiency as an advocate is essential. Indiana Law offers several opportunities for you to hone your skills as a litigator. Chief among these is our Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, where you can participate in argument, legal representation, and jurisprudence by researching and writing an appellate brief and engaging in oral arguments. It is the school’s signature student event, with nearly 75 percent participation. Indiana Law alumni and other legal practitioners and judges from around the country serve as competition judges. The competition is named for Hon. Sherman Minton, class of 1915, who served on the US Supreme Court from 1949–1956.
OTHER COMPETITIONS INCLUDE: – Law School Trial Competition – Jessup International Moot Court – National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court – National Environmental Law Moot Court – Williams Institute Moot Court – International Transaction Drafting – Venture Capital Investment Competition – Intellectual Property LawMeet
LAW JOURNALS As an Indiana Law student, you will be eligible to apply to one of our highly regarded law journals, which will enable you to conduct and publish original legal research as well as edit work by prominent legal scholars.
Moot Court Chief Justice and law journal editors
INDIANA LAW JOURNAL The ILJ publishes original articles by a distinguished and diverse selection of authors that have included United States Chief Justice William Rehnquist and US Solicitor General Seth Waxman. Students select, edit, and verify the accuracy and form of cited sources in the articles. The journal also publishes several student-written articles.
INDIANA JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN The Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design is the first journal devoted specifically to the emerging field of constitutional design. This new field examines the ways in which basic legal ordering shapes and is shaped by political, economic, and cultural conditions.
INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies publishes articles by distinguished legal scholars focusing on globalization and international law. Each issue generally contains articles by authors from many different countries. Students edit and proofread articles and verify the accuracy and form of cited sources.
INDIANA JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIAL EQUALITY The purpose of this journal is to serve as an interdisciplinary academic forum for scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, and students to contribute to societyâ€™s understanding of legal and policy issues concerning race, religion, gender, and class.
IP THEORY IP Theory is a peer-edited, on-line intellectual property law publication hosted by the Law Schoolâ€™s Center for Intellectual Property Research. It is neither law journal nor blog; it is a different sort of publication designed to occupy a niche between the two. IP Theory serves as a forum for essays, book reviews, and reviews of literature in IP and related fields.
Every student’s experience at Indiana Law is
One hallmark of the Indiana Law community
> Law Students for Reproductive Justice
bound to be different, but there’s one common
is our large number of student organizations.
> Older and Wiser Law Students
thread: a supportive, collegial environment where
Whether you are looking for networking oppor-
students work together toward mutual success.
tunities, ways to serve the community, or just a
> Outreach for Legal Literacy
From day one, our students realize that the people
little fun and relaxation, you will find something
> Phi Alpha Delta
sitting next to them in class will be their future
> Phi Delta Phi > Public Interest Law Foundation
colleagues (or opponents), and that it pays to treat them with dignity and respect, just as any legal professional should.
> Advocates for Life > American Bar Association Law
Because we are not an urban school with traffic
> American Constitution Society
and safety problems, students and faculty like
> Asian Pacific American Law Student
to stay around after class, well into the after-
noons and evenings. You’ll find them in the com-
> Black Law Student Association
mon areas of the library, along with the adjacent
> Business and Law Society
first floor lobby of Baier Hall, which serve as the
> Christian Legal Society
school’s Student Union. On Fridays, you will hear
> Environmental Law Society
students from IU’s acclaimed Jacobs School of
> Family Law Society
Music perform in the lobby during our lunchtime
> Federalist Society for Law and Public
Baier Hall Presents series. The library is also
where Dean Parrish visits informally with stu-
> Feminist Law Forum
dents over coffee and cookies every month.
> Health Law Society
> Indianapolis Bar Association > Intellectual Property Association > International Law Society > J. Reuben Clark Law Society > Jewish Law Students Association > Labor and Employment Law Society > Latinx Law Student Association > Law and Drama Society
> Society for Law and the Arts > Sports and Entertainment Law Society > Student Animal Legal Defense Fund > Student Bar Association > Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program > Women’s Law Caucus
Student life extends well beyond the walls of Baier Hall. Our signature social event, the Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristerâ€™s Ball, brings the community together for a formal evening out every spring. It is sponsored by our Black Law Studentsâ€™ Association, voted best chapter in the Midwest.
In addition, the IU Bloomington campus presents a world of cultural and athletic opportunities, from Big Ten sports to opera and musicals. Biking, boating, hiking, and camping are just minutes away. And Indianapolis, with its trendy downtown and #15 restaurant-city ranking, is only an hour north of campus. All of this is surprisingly affordable: You can live in Bloomington for much less than other comparable cities and college towns.
bloomington by the numbers
#1 city for work-life balance (Forbes) #3 most beautiful college campus (CondĂŠ Nast Traveler) #3 the decadeâ€™s hottest schools (The Daily Beast (IU Bloomington)) #6 best college town to live in forever (College Ranker) #24 best city for entrepreneurs (livability.com) #36 best college town (bestcollegereviews.org)
LAW SCHOOL ALUMNI
INDIANA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI
OF CLASS OF 2016 EMPLOYED 10 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION1
OF CLASS OF 2015 EMPLOYED IN STATES OUTSIDE INDIANA
one degree, a world of connections An Indiana Law degree is your point of entry to a
Our Career Services Office will be at your ser-
Many students aren’t sure about their career goals
career with many options. Our alumni — whether
vice during your time in Bloomington and beyond.
when they start law school, and those goals can
five or 50 years out of school — bring honor and
A team of professionals will help you analyze
change. For this reason, the Career Services Of-
distinction to the profession in many ways: as solo
your options, perfect your résumé, and prepare
fice offers unique career exploration trips. Every
practitioners, corporate counsel, large-firm asso-
for interviews. Every year more than 30 nation-
year, students visit law firms and public interest
ciates, judges, entrepreneurs, and in public ser-
al firms come to Bloomington to interview from
and government organizations in Chicago, Wash-
vice. More than two dozen of them serve on our
major cities, including Chicago, Cincinnati, De-
ington, DC, and Indianapolis, where they engage
Young Alumni Steering Committee in 25 cities,
troit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.
in tours, networking, and panel discussions. Vis-
ready to help you build your network and get set-
We also conduct on-location recruiting with a
its include elite firms in Chicago, every major firm
tled after you graduate.
dozen large firms in Chicago, and we can connect
in Indianapolis, and the Department of Justice
you with other employers throughout the country,
and other federal agencies in Washington. These
in a variety of settings.
exploration trips help students sharpen their ca-
You will meet many of our alumni while you’re still in school. More than 200 of them serve as
reer focus while getting acquainted with potential
mentors, and over 1,000 volunteer in other ways
You will also benefit from on-campus visits from
in support of your success — as moot court judg-
alumni and other friends of the school as part of
es, adjunct professors, and speakers at various
our Career Choices program: a series of informal
events throughout the year.
lunches where lawyers introduce you to their pro-
fessional lives and trace the paths that led them there. If you’re leaning toward public service, our innovative Washington, DC semester externship program offers you course credit while you work in public service and make connections for a full-time position after earning your degree.
1 Employed in long-term, full-time JD required or JD advantage positions as of March 15, 2016.
Here are some of the firms and organizations that recruit our students in a typical year:
CHICAGO ON-LOCATION RECRUITING
Baker & McKenzie
Armstrong Teasdale (St. Louis)
Chapman & Cutler
Barnes & Thornburg (Indianapolis)
Dinsmore & Shohl
Barrett McNagny (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff (Cleveland)
Jenner & Block
Bingham Greenebaum Doll (Indianapolis)
Bryan Cave (Chicago)
Latham & Watkins
Burke Costanza & Carberry (Merrillville, Ind.)
Burke Warren MacKay & Serritella (Chicago)
Covington & Burling (Washington, DC)
McDermott Will & Emery
Fish & Richardson (San Diego)
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Jackson Kelly (Charleston, W. Va.)
Carson Boxberger (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago)
Densborn Blachly (Indianapolis)
Lowndes Drosdick Doster (Orlando, Fla.)
Dinsmore & Shohl (Cincinnati)
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (Chicago)
Faegre Baker Daniels (Indianapolis)
Nixon Peabody (Chicago)
Foster Swift Collins & Smith (Lansing, Mich.)
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker (Washington, DC)
Fredrikson & Byron (Minneapolis)
Polsinelli (St. Louis)
Frost Brown Todd (Cincinnati)
Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati)
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman (Indianapolis)
Reinhart Boerner VanDeuren (Milwaukee)
Honigman Miller (Detroit)
Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck (Washington, DC)
Ice Miller (Indianapolis)
Sidley Austin (Chicago)
Skadden Arps (New York) Stinson Leonard Street (Minneapolis) Varnum (Grand Rapids, Mich.) Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek (Milwaukee) Woods Oviatt Gilman (Rochester, N.Y.)
PUBLIC-INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE HIRED OUR GRADUATES IN RECENT YEARS INCLUDE: ACLU Animal Legal Defense Fund Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) Indiana Legal Services Legal Aid Society of Washington, DC Legal Aid Society of Wisconsin Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Prairie State Legal Services Student Legal Services
Indiana Law sponsors students to participate in the Equal Justice Works Job Fair and the Midwest Public Interest Conference and Career Fair.
where is the class of 2016 working?
business and industry
take the next step ADMISSIONS We seek to enroll students whose intellect, ex-
> Two letters of recommendation from
Domestic applicants who wish to subsidize their
perience, creativity, and personal character will
individuals familiar with your academic work,
legal education using federal loans must complete
enable them successfully to complete their own
character, and/or professional background
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
legal education, contribute to the education of
> A résumé that outlines your employment
(FAFSA), which can be found at fafsa.ed.gov. The
their classmates, and continue the Law School’s
history, volunteer experience, academic
Federal School Code for the IU Maurer School of
impressive legacy of producing leaders of the bar,
and athletic accolades, and other pertinent
Law is 001809.
the government, and the private sector.
To be eligible for admission, candidates must
For additional information about applying to
have completed or be in the process of complet-
Indiana Law, including how we review applica-
ing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
tions, and how to apply as a transfer or advanced-
or university. Candidates must register with the
standing student, visit law.indiana.edu/apply.
Law School Admission Council and supply LSAC with the following materials:
> A completed application (found at lsac.org)
Thanks to the generous support of Indiana
> A LSAT score that is not more than five years
University, alumni and friends, the Law School
awards over $13 million in scholarships each year
old. (The Law School accepts the June LSAT.)
> A personal statement that provides insight
to new and continuing students. Such generosi-
about you, describes your motivation to attend
ty, coupled with Bloomington’s low cost of living,
law school, and/or highlights your interest in
are significant reasons why our students gradu-
ate with much less law school debt than students from most of our peer institutions. All admitted applicants are automatically considered for merit awards; no separate application is required.
the class of 2020*
21-47 AGE RANGE
UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS FROM 22 STATES
*As of 8/25/17. See website for updates.
come here, go anywhere: join Indiana Law alumni throughout the country Alaska: 12/2
Hawaii: 22/0 All alumni/past five years West: 1,401 alumni Central: 6,305 alumni East: 1,703 alumni
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