The 2012 Incoming Class
JD Students: A Diverse and Capable Community
The Maurer School of Law welcomed 202 JD students in the fall of 2012. They bring wide-ranging educational, work, and life experiences to our community.
- The class comes from 112 undergraduate institutions in 32 states.
- Eighty-four first-year students worked or studied for more than two years after receiving their undergraduate degree.
- Members of the first-year class speak 23 foreign languages among them, including Farsi, Guajarati, and Twi.
- The class includes a published poet, a national champion in synchronized swimming, a riverboat captain, a grandmother of five, and a trapeze artist.
Most Maurer students who start here finish here. For example, 218 first-year students matriculated in the fall of 2009. Ninety percent graduated in 2012. There were eight withdrawals and 15 transfers.
Graduate Students: An Impressive Group from around the World
Indiana Law's graduate students are equally impressive. They hail from five continents and 20 countries and include:
- A police officer from Thailand
- An international and market-surveillance expert from the Taiwan Stock Exchange
- A senior staff member of the Korea Invention Promotion Association
- A law professor at Nihon University, Japan
- An IP lawyer from Korea
- Members of the bars of China, Japan, Korea, Iraq, Thailand, and other countries
One plays bass guitar, another is an instructor in trombone, baritone, and bass tuba. Another student was named one of the top nine players in Japan's Big 6 baseball championship. One student was a member of a team that took first place in the Taiwan National Cheerleading Competition, and another student was a television anchor and sports broadcaster in Ecuador.