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The Law School Building features wireless access throughout, laptop-ready classrooms, and an outstanding Law Library where student can enjoy spectacular views of the wooded campus as they study. Across the street, a brand new professional skills building houses additional classrooms and clinical space, including office, student workspace, interview rooms, and more.

The Law School is located on the edge of campus, an ideal location between the historic heart of Indiana University and the thriving downtown Bloomington area. Nearly all law students live within walking distance.

The IU Bloomington campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, with lush greenery, Gothic architecture, and limestone buildings intermingled with more contemporary structures and surrounding cafes, ethnic restaurants, clubs, and performing arts venues that give the campus a cosmopolitan feel. If you are interested in visiting in person, contact our Admissions Office to schedule a visit.

The front steps of the Law School building are a popular meeting place for students. Most Indiana Law students live within walking distance of the building.
During the academic year, the lobby is a busy place where students study and arrange to meet. Student organizations also recruit members and distribute information there.
Indiana Law is tucked into a beautiful corner of the IU Bloomington campus. The area outside the Law School Building provides several areas for students to congregate, including this outdoor terrace.
Classrooms are laptop-ready and equipped for wireless access.
The student to faculty ratio is 13:1. Indiana Law faculty members are nationally and internationally known experts who bring real-world experience to each of the classes they teach.
The Law Library is a gorgeous facility with windows overlooking the wooded campus. Most Indiana Law students say it is their favorite place to study.
The Law Library offers top-notch resources for online research.
The ground floor is a hub of activity. The student lounge, student activities offices, and the journal offices are located here.
The annual Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition draws hundreds of distinguished alumni back to Indiana Law. Alumni serve as judges and provide students with individualized feedback on their performance.
With 20 innovative options, Indiana Law’s clinical program is in step with some of the nation’s best. Students gain practical experience under the guidance of highly regarded professors.
Students have opportunities to collaborate with faculty as research assistants in a variety of areas of law, such as cybersecurity, human rights, and international business.
Throughout the year, Indiana Law hosts a number of well-known speakers and national and international experts. Recent events have included conferences and symposia such as Globalization of the Legal Profession; War, Terrorism, and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power in the 21st Century; and The Rehnquist Legacy.
In October 2007, students learned about military justice from all angles during Indiana Law’s first-ever Military Justice Week. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces heard oral arguments in the case of U.S. v. Daniel Pack.
The Office of Career and Professional Development assists students in developing customized career strategies.
After-hours events include receptions at Indiana Law professors’ homes.
There are several apartment complexes located just steps from the Law School building. Most students choose to live nearby.
Bloomington is known for its variety of restaurants, including numerous independently owned eateries and coffeehouses as well as familiar chains.
The lobby of the Law School building connects directly to the Law Library. Both areas offer comfortable seating for study groups.
Basketball is a favorite respite from studies. Indiana Law’s annual faculty-student basketball game is a popular tradition.
Singing for Summer Salaries is a fundraising program for students who are working summer jobs in public interest law. For two weeks, students deposit cash into jars bearing the names of professors and deans who are willing to stand up and sing. The event is organized by the Public Interest Law Foundation.
First-year students get to know one another during the annual orientation picnic.
Indiana Law students who are members of the Public Interest Law Foundation went on a spring break service trip to assist the people affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The Student Recreational Sports Center at IU is a great place to stay fit. The university’s recreational sports program was acknowledged as “perhaps the nation’s top recreational sports program” by Sports Illustrated On Campus.
World-renowned musicial performers visit Bloomington venues such as the IU Auditorium and the Musical Arts Center. Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is one example.
Indiana Law is located a short walk from the Sample Gates, the gateway to the IU Bloomington campus, and downtown Bloomington.
The restaurant scene in Bloomington features cuisine from around the world.
The Bloomington Farmers’ Market is a great place to buy local produce, meats, baked goods, and crafts.
The Monroe County Courthouse is the centerpiece of Bloomington’s historic downtown square. While Indiana Law students go everywhere after law school, most enjoy the opportunity to be part of this vibrant, intellectual Midwestern community for a few years.