Student records, including original law school applications, are maintained in the Office of Student Affairs. Students and graduates may access their records in person by showing a photo ID or remotely by filling out a document request form (see below). Make sure all disclosures and disciplinary information appear in your file.
Student privacy and FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of education records for all students at the university. The general principle is that student education records are considered confidential and may not be released to third parties (including parents) without students’ written consent. Students sign consent for grades to be shared for employments and recommendations. Students’ rights are outlined in two IU policies: the IUB Annual Notification of Student Rights and the Indiana University Release of Student Information Policy. More information about university policies and FERPA is available here.
Personal information changes
Please notify the Office of Student Affairs if any of your vital information, such as phone, address, and non-IU identifcation, has changed.
Any changes to a law student’s personal information as listed on student records, such as name or address, must be processed by completing the appropriate forms online through IU Student Central. Once the change has been submitted through Student Central, please notify the Law School's recorder.
The Law School issues only unofficial transcripts. Students may obtain a copy of their unofficial Law School transcript by accessing their account on CareerNet at the end of each semester. Students can obtain an offical transcript from the IU Registrar via Student Central.
Indiana University, not the Law School, issues diplomas. Once students have officially graduated, the university will mail the diplomas to the student home address as listed in One.IU. The diplomas arrive approximately three months after graduation. For more information, see the university’s page for diploma information.