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Indiana University Maurer School of Law Bloomington

A law degree is one of the most comprehensive, powerful degrees in the world, offering wider professional options than nearly any other field. Indiana Law students are among the most recruited nationwide. Our alumni have positions with the NCAA and CBS, as judges, writers (an Indiana Law alumnus even wrote Law School For Dummies), politicians, practicing attorneys for private and multinational law firms-in fact, our graduates have entered nearly every conceivable realm of the law. With a JD from Indiana Law, you will be in the ideal position to successfully enter nearly any field that interests you.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 665
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 156 - 166
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 3.39 - 3.89
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 89.62%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 82.4%
In State Tuition $29,946
Out of State Tuition $48,020

Overview

Overview

About Indiana University Maurer School of Law Bloomington

A law degree is one of the most comprehensive, powerful degrees in the world, offering wider professional options than nearly any other field. Indiana Law students are among the most recruited nationwide. Our alumni have positions with the NCAA and CBS, as judges, writers (an Indiana Law alumnus even wrote Law School For Dummies), politicians, practicing attorneys for private and multinational law firms-in fact, our graduates have entered nearly every conceivable realm of the law. With a JD from Indiana Law, you will be in the ideal position to successfully enter nearly any field that interests you.

Reviews

Students at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law enjoy “first-rate resources and education” at “an excellent value.” The law school boasts no fewer than nineteen clinical programs and projects including a community legal clinic, an entrepreneurship law clinic, and an inmate legal assistance project. Externship programs include the Washington Public Interest Program, which allows 3Ls to earn credit for public interest internships with government agencies and nonprofits in Washington, D.C. Students can study in Paris, Florence, Barcelona, Beijing, Auckland, and a host of other international cities, and they can apply for summer internships in India or Brazil through the school’s Center on the Global Legal Profession. An unusual 1L course in the legal profession helps students discover their strengths while they explore career options. Several interesting dual-degree programs, including a three-year JD/MBA and a bevy of specialization programs in taxation, international and comparative law, and intellectual property round out IU’s “excellent” academic options.,The “extremely knowledgeable and accessible” faculty at IU “is really impressive.” “When you go to class, you get the sense that your professors want to be in the class­room, and that makes engaging yourself in the material much easier,” says a 2L. “There’s a nice balance between professors who try to scare the pants off of you and the ones who really encourage you to take risks and push yourself, even if you turn out to be wrong.” Even “boring” professors “really have a lot of important things to say.” Outside the classroom, professors “participate in the law school social events” and “will go to great lengths to help students publish, research, and get placed” in jobs.IU’s administration “is genuinely concerned about students as individuals,” and its “helpful and nice” Financial Aid Office “is the best in the country.” Though in the past students have noted that “Career Services, while improving, has a long way to go,” the Office of Career and Professional Development has since created an alternative career series, lunch-with-a-lawyer programs, and two alumni career service committees as well as expanded off campus interviews, hired new staff and hosted alumni-sponsored welcome-to-the-city events in key cities around the country. Many students tell us that the Office of Career and Professional Development “does all it can to assist students in obtaining jobs.” “I think they’re great,” declares a 1L. “They’re not going to get a job for you, but they’ll do pretty much everything else.” “If you are near the top of the class,” “You’ll have the Indy firms drooling all over you,” and you won’t have a problem work­ing at “any of the best firms in Chicago” “or even Washington, D.C.” Everyone here agrees that the campus surrounding the law school is “beautiful.” Classrooms once described as “uncomfortable,” have been recently renovated. “The entire building has wireless Internet,” and “There are electrical outlets at each seat.” The gem of IU is the law library, which students claim is “without equal in the world, in part because of its staff.” “With large windows that look out on the forest in the middle of campus, it’s easy to forget that you’re in the middle of a Big Ten school.”

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 68

Description: A program that prepares lawyers educated outside the United States to understand U. S. or Canadian law and jurisprudence.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Graduates Last Year: 229

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Graduates Last Year: 5

Description: An advanced, professional study of legal systems and philosophies in comparative perspective.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MPA Public Affairs JD/MS Telecommunications JD/MA Telecommunications JD/MA Journalism JD/MLS (School of Library Science) JD/MSES (Pub./Environmental Affairs) JD/MBA (Business)(3- and 4-year programs) JD/MBA Accounting JD/MS Accounting JD/MPH Public Health JD/MA (East Asian Studies JD/MA Russian & East European Studies JD/MA Latin American and Caribbean Studies JD/LLB O.P. Jindal Global University Joint degree programs are typically four years in length.

Specialty Law Programs

  • Civil Procedure
  • Commercial
  • Constitutional
  • Corporation Securities
  • Criminal
  • Environmental
  • Government Services
  • Human Rights
  • International
  • Labor
  • Legal History
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Property
  • Taxation
  • Intellectual Property

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 87
Full-Time Faculty 54
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 13
Part-Time Faculty 20
Faculty Gender 63% Male
36% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 60% Male
40% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 77%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 5%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 6%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $29,946 Same as On-Campus
Housing $13,396 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $43,342 $29,946

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $48,020 Same as On-Campus
Housing $13,396 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $61,416 $48,020

Financial Aid

93% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$47,967 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision:

Average Age Admitted: 24

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

Indiana University Maurer School of Law Bloomington's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 156 - 166
LSAT Total 156 - 166

Indiana University Maurer School of Law Bloomington's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 3.39 - 3.89
Total 3.39 - 3.89

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Resume, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Interview, Extracurricular Activities, Work Experience, State Residency

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 70%
First Time Pass Rate 90%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 83%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 60
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 82%
Average Starting Salary $90,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 20 12%
Firm Sized 11-25 6 4%
Firm Sized 26-50 8 4%
Firm Sized 51-100 3 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 9 5%
Firm Sized 251-500 12 7%
Firm Sized 501+ 9 5%
Business Industry 33 20%
Government 26 15%
Public Interest 10 6%
Federal Clerkship 3 2%
State Clerkship 13 8%
Academia 8 5%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 12 6%
Unemployed, Seeking 12 6%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 3 1%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
DC 8%
IL 12%
IN 39%
International 2%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Indiana University Maurer School of Law Bloomington include:

  • John Tinder - Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Bruce McLean - Managing Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Haver & Fell
  • Kathleen O'Connor-St.Louis - VP&Gen'l Auditor Corp. Tax, Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Lee Hamilton - Former Congressman
  • Scott Flanders - CEO, Playboy Enterprises

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