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Half of Indiana Law’s Class
of 2015 scored within the top 10% of LSAT takers nationwide.

 

Prof. Mark Janis teaching law students

Preparing Lawyers for Global Leadership

The Maurer School of Law is the national leader in the study of the global legal profession, and we are using this research to transform our curriculum and produce the most prepared, educated and ethical lawyers in the world.

You’ll see what this means for you as soon as you arrive on campus. Our unique first-year curriculum includes a four-hour course on the legal profession, where you’ll get the tools you need to create the career path that’s right for you. Supported by the groundbreaking research of the School's Center on the Global Legal Profession, this course is the only one of its kind in the US because it enables you to evaluate your own interests, abilities and values within the context of your new profession.

Whether you pursue a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree or a degree from our Graduate Legal Studies Program, you'll find academic rigor throughout the curriculum. Our outstanding faculty are dedicated teachers, with scholarship in dozens of legal disciplines, from intellectual property to income tax; from corporations to constitutional law. Our network of accomplished, dedicated alumni support the School in many ways: as teachers, as donors, as career advisors. The generous support we receive not only from alumni, but also from the state, the university, and our many friends – most notably in recent years from the Michael S. Maurer family and the Lilly Endowment Inc. – is building a strong and financially healthy School for years to come.

Founded in 1842, the Indiana University Maurer School of Law is located in a beautifully wooded campus in Bloomington, a classic college town – the ideal learning environment for the distinguished attorneys and public servants who complete our programs.

Facts and Statistics

Read behind the facts and statistics of the 2014 incoming class

2014 Entering JD Class

  • 1,808 applications received
  • 184 enrolled
  • 161 median LSAT
  • 3.71 median GPA
  • 63% from outside Indiana
  • 29% minority
  • 39% women
  • 24 years average age
  • 38% postgraduate work experience
  • 106 undergraduate institutions and 30 states represented

Faculty

  • 9.4:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 55 full-time law faculty
  • 6 clinical law faculty
  • 21 adjunct faculty
  • 38% women
  • 13% minority