Indiana Law’s faculty scholars are internationally recognized for their research, and they also share a deep commitment to teaching and ensuring student success. Our faculty members include former Supreme Court clerks, practicing attorneys from some of the nation’s top firms, former U.S. government administrators and legal consultants, and visiting professors from around the world. Drawing on their varied experiences and in close collaboration with one another, Indiana Law faculty members consistently produce work that has a tangible impact on the legal profession.
Indiana Law is defined by collaborative, interdisciplinary work.
Every year, our faculty members produce scholarly works, including casebooks, treatises, and monographs and present their work at prestigious conferences and governmental or NGO meetings across the globe. Their important work featured prominently in the media, with more than 150 annual placements worldwide. Our faculty are regularly quoted as experts in the nation’s top five newspapers, as well as in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the National Law Journal, and on CBC, BBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR.
Indiana Law houses several important centers for legal research. The Center on the Global Legal Profession focuses on the unprecedented challenges lawyers are facing around the world and develops research and training materials to assist current and future attorneys in their understanding of international legal systems. The Center's research forms the cornerstone of our unique first-year Legal Professions course, in which students evaluate their own interests, abilities and values within the context of the practice of law.
For more than 30 years, we have led law and society research, housing the Center on Law, Society, and Culture and editing the SSRN Journal of Law & Society. Our integral role in one of the nation’s great research universities also includes the path-breaking Center for Constitutional Democracy and the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, each headed by a Law School faculty member. The Center for Intellectual Property Research engages in useful and timely research for practitioners and academics whose work intersects this growing arena. The school also plays a key role in the leadership of the university's Center for Legal, Ethical, and Applied Research (CLEAR) in Health Information.
Indiana Law is home to five highly regarded law journals that enable second- and third-year students to conduct and publish original legal research. Student editors solicit and review submissions by prominent legal scholars from around the country.
Select students are invited to join the staff of the Indiana Law Journal during the summer following their first year of law school. Invitations are extended based on first-year academic performance and a writing competition that takes place at the end of the first year. The ILJ publishes original articles by a distinguished and diverse selection of authors that have included U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and U.S. Solicitor General Seth Waxman. Students select, edit, and verify the accuracy and form of cited sources in the articles. The journal also publishes several student-written articles. For more information, please contact Rita Eads, Journal Coordinator.
The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies publishes articles by distinguished legal scholars focusing on issues of globalization and international law. Each issue generally contains articles by authors from many different countries. Select students are invited to join the staff during the summer following their first year of law school. Invitations are extended based on first-year academic performance and a writing competition that takes place at the end of the first year. Students edit and proofread articles, and verify the accuracy and form of cited sources. The journal also publishes several student-written articles. For more information, please contact Rita Eads, Journal Coordinator.
IP Theory is a peer-edited on-line intellectual property law publication hosted by the Law School's Center for Intellectual Property Research. It is neither law journal nor blog; it is a different sort of publication designed to occupy a niche between the two. IP Theory serves as a forum for:
IP Theory is indexed as an open-access journal, and available through the usual subscription services (e.g., Westlaw). The journal is peer-edited. Faculty peers solicit and select content. Student editors are selected by their peers and the faculty advisor. For more information, please contact Prof. Mark Janis, the Center's director.
This online journal was established in May 2011 and will publish its first issue in the spring of 2013. The purpose of the Journal is to serve as an interdisciplinary academic forum for scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, and students to contribute to society's understanding of legal and policy issues concerning race, religion, gender, and class.
Membership in the Journal consists of second- and third-year students who have exhibited a demonstrated commitment to social equality through relevant discipline, employment, or volunteer work and who have had exemplary performance in their first-year studies.
The Journal was founded by Jalil Dozier, JD'11, and Alex Simpson, JD'11. Its current editor-in-chief is Kyle Morrison. Prof. Julia Lamber is the faculty advisor.