The Family Office Program
Indiana Law's Family Office Program provides training, mentoring, and summer internship opportunities for students interested in working for family offices and firms with family-office service practices.
The Law School created this program in response to the growth of the family office sector, which is estimated to hold assets exceeding $4 trillion and has become a major driver of sophisticated transactions that are traditionally the province of big companies or private-equity firms. In addition, family offices provide a complete range of traditional estate planning, real estate, tax planning, and wealth-advising services. To better serve this growing sector, many prestigious law firms have started family-office service practices.
Indiana Law’s Family Office Program capitalizes on these trends by offering courses, placements, and mentoring experiences focused on the legal and business issues of family-office practice. For the coming year, the Law School plans to enroll five to eight highly credentialed students into the program.
Students who are selected to participate in the program will have been admitted to the Law School with a significant scholarship and will have had experience in the business or investment field or an interest in earning a JD/MBA. They will also receive:
- A mentor from the Family Office Program’s Advisory Council (see below list of members);
- A second-year research assistantship with the school’s business or tax law faculty
- A third-year clinical position with one of the school’s business-related clinics
In addition, students are connected to Family Office Program’s network of summer placements and other positions with family offices, law firms, and other organizations with family-office service practices.
Students who are selected for the program will benefit from a range of other opportunities, including taking courses at the Kelley School of Business and participating in the school’s Business Law Society, Tax Law Society, and transaction drafting competitions.
Students interested in learning more about the Family Office Program should contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.