The Maurer School of Law at Indiana University–Bloomington

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Frank Motley
Application deadline March 10
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The Maurer School of Law at Indiana University--Bloomington

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 33.6% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.75
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 166

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 33.6%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 158-167
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.38-3.89
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.75
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 166

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.P.A. Public Affairs J.D./M.A. Journalism
J.D./M.S. Telecommunications J.D./M.B.A. Business (3 yr program)
J.D./M.B.A. Business J.D./M.P.A. Business
J.D./M.L.S. School of Library Science J.D./M.A. East Asian Studies
J.D./M.S.E.S. Pub./Environmental Affairs J.D./M.S. Biotechnology
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Joint degrees: business, public and environmental affairs; others. First year legal profession course helps students identify strengths, choose career options. Clinics include mediation, business, conservation, disability law. Summer internships offered in Brazil, India. Study abroad: China, S. Korea, London. Summer courses include early start program for incoming 1Ls.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 110
Seminars 19
Positions available in seminars 357
Positions available in simulation courses 650
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 98
Student activities (as provided by the school)
32% participate in peer-edited law journals: Indiana Law Journal, Federal Communications Law Journal, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies; IP Theory; Ind. Journal of Law & Social Equality. 42% in Moot Court competition. 34 student organizations, including Black Law Students Association, Federalist Society, Intellectual Property Association, Latino Law Students Association.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 78
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 303
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 398
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 91
Full-time students involved in field placements 279
Full-time students involved in law journals 162
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 57
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 264

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 10.3:1 – Low
Full- and part-time faculty 71
Full-time minority faculty 12.7%
Part-time minority faculty N/A
Total faculty 88
Total faculty (men) 68.2%
Total faculty (women) 31.8%
Total faculty (minorities) 8.0%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#26 Best Law Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#32 in Law Firms Rank Schools
#21 in Tax Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score 67
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 3.9
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.38-3.89
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.75
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 158-167
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 166
Acceptance rate 33.6% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 10.3:1 – Low
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 82.6% – High
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.2% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 84.3% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IN
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.9%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 692

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 692

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Second-year students discontinuing law school 4.3%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 2.1%
Female students discontinuing law school 0.4%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Paul Leopold
Financial aid phone (812) 855-7746
Financial aid application deadline March 10

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $28,130 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $45,602 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $13,396
Books $1,800
Miscellaneous expenses $4,454
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 49.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 15.0%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 9.7%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 14.2%
Median grant amount $15,883
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $6,223–$31,069
Full-time students receiving grants 87.9%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $90,070
Proportion who borrowed 85.3%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 198,440
Microform titles 71,412
Electronic titles 42,412
Other non-book titles 1,614
Total titles 313,878
Volumes (excluding microforms) 448,848
Volume equivalent microforms 310,162
Total volumes and volume equivalents 759,010
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 68,875
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 115
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 65
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 8
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 41
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 65
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 9
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 4

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library, university information technology department, other
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 5
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 133
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 14
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 53,495
Total seats available for library users 670
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Law Library is located on six levels with a five-story atrium and windows overlooking historic Dunn Woods. It holds a first-rate research collection in Anglo-American and international law, blending traditional print sources with an extensive electronic collection. Wireless access is available throughout the building. Lounge and common areas provide comfortable spaces for small group study.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IN
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 84.3% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.9%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 195
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 82.6%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 82.6%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 3.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 11.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.1%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 2.6%
Graduates whose employment status is known 97.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 87.2%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 0.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 5.6%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $70,000
Median private sector starting salary $92,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $100,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 33%
Median public service starting salary $58,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 6.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 15.9%
Percent employed in government 17.1%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 7.1%
Percent employed in law firms 45.9%
Percent employed in public interest 7.6%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 38%
Graduates employed out-of-state 58.8%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 3%
Number of states where graduates are employed 31
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.4%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 7.1%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 54.7%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.2%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 13.6%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 2.4%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.4%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 8.9%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.6%
Employment location unknown 1.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The School provides services from one-on-one counseling to workshops on all stages of the job search process. Recruiting options include on-campus interviews, video interviews, job fairs, and on-location recruiting. Selected other programs include Alumni Shadowing, Resume Roundtables, Washington DC Spring Break Trip, and Career Choices (lectures by practitioners in various fields).

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 81.2%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 89.9%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 12.9%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 86.4%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 1.8%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 4.1%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 57.1%

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