Indiana University--Bloomington (Maurer)

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211 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

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The Maurer School of Law at Indiana University--Bloomington has an application deadline of May 1. The full-time program application fee at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University--Bloomington is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $30,526 per year (in-state) and full-time: $48,962 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 11.4:1. The Maurer School of Law at Indiana University--Bloomington has 64 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Indiana University—Bloomington Maurer School of Law uses a team-based curriculum for first year students, which includes a unique course on ethical and economic issues in the legal profession. After their first year, Indiana Law students can focus their education in a variety of areas, including intellectual property law and environmental law, though choosing a specific area of focus is not mandatory. Students interested in another academic discipline can also complete dual degree programs, such as a J.D./M.B.A through the IU Kelley School of Business.

For hands-on legal experience, Indiana Law students can take part in about 10 school clinics, including the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, which helps clients start sustainable businesses, and the Inmate Legal Assistance Project, which takes place in a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind. In addition, IU Bloomington has several research centers, including the Center on the Global Legal Profession and the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research—all of which offer opportunities for student involvement. The law school has three law journals: the Indiana Law Journal; the Federal Communications Law Journal, the oldest and largest journal on the subject in the country; and the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.

Notable alumni of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law include Michael Maurer, who founded the National Bank of Indianapolis and for whom the law school was renamed after he donated $35 million for law school scholarships, and Pamela Jones Harbour, former commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Year founded 1842
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline May 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (812) 855-4765
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 64
Student-faculty ratio 11.4:1
Total faculty 82

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 638
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 227


Tuition and fees

full-time: $30,526 per year (in-state)
full-time: $48,962 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $13,396


Employed at graduation2 40.7%
Median private sector starting salary $100,000
Median public service starting salary $43,350


Total volumes and volume equivalents 773,221

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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