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Indiana University – University of Oxford Joint Program in Information Law and Policy

Fall Semester at Indiana University

Students in the program spend the fall semester (usually from the last week of August to the second week of December) at the Maurer School of Law, located on the main campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. Bloomington is a beautiful, safe, and friendly community with all the amenities of a larger city—culture, international cuisine, and a diverse student body from around the world—located one hour from Indianapolis in the foothills of southern Indiana. While at the Law School, students will take 12 to 16 credit hours of regular law classes along with other LL.M. and J.D. students in subjects such as Intellectual Property Law, Information Privacy Law, Information Security Law, Internet Law, and Administrative Law.

Spring Semester at University of Oxford

At the conclusion of the fall semester in late December or early January, students will relocate to Oxford, the City of Spires, in the middle of the beautiful Cotswolds, yet just an hour by train from London. There, along with other Oxford students, during Hilary Term (which runs from mid-January to mid-March), students will take two graduate elective courses (4 credit hours) offered by the Oxford Internet Institute, such as Internet and Society, Internet Economics, Online Social Networks, Law and the Internet, Digital Era Government and Politics, and Networks of Collaboration. During Trinity Term (May and June), students will complete a 10,000-word master's thesis under the supervision of Oxford and Indiana faculty. Absent exceptional circumstances, students must submit a completed thesis no later than August 1.

Earned Recognitions

Students in the Program completing 24 credit hours or the equivalent and an acceptable thesis will receive an LL.M. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a Certificate in Information Law and Policy from the Oxford Internet Institute. These combined recognitions will identify the graduate as having completed the world's only specialized graduate degree in information law and policy.