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Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#10 in Health Care Law
#8 in Legal Writing
#18 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis is $50. The part-time program application fee at the School of Law at Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $24,172 per year (in-state); full-time: $43,882 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $18,953 per year (in-state); and part-time: $34,063 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 14.8:1. The School of Law at Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis has 85 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
The Indiana University—Indianapolis Robert H. McKinney School of Law is the largest law school in the state. The institution has a high law school ranking in legal writing. For focused training in that area, law students can apply to begin school in the summer before their first year. Known as the Special Summer Program, the term curriculum includes an emphasis on legal writing. The McKinney School of Law offers both a full-time and part-time law program.
In addition to a standard curriculum, J.D. students take electives, allowing them to explore areas of interest including aviation law, sports law, and First Amendment law. Students interested in completing a joint degree have a variety of options, including a J.D./M.B.A. offered in conjunction with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, a J.D./M.D. through the Indiana University—Indianapolis School of Medicine, and a J.D./Master of Public Affairs through the Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Through the Indiana University Law Clinics, students can get hands-on training counseling on matters related to immigration, health and human rights, and more. The law school also operates the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health and the Center for International and Comparative Law, and has several law reviews, including the Indiana Law Review; the Indiana Health Law Review; and the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review. For time away from Indianapolis, students can consider the Chinese Law Summer Program, held in Beijing.
Notable alumni of the Indiana University—Indianapolis McKinney School of Law include former Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn Quayle, and Pamela Carter, the first African-American female to serve as Attorney General.
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|Law school designation||Regional|
|Full-time program application fee||$50|
|Part-time program application fee||$50|
|Admissions phone||(317) 274-2459|
|Full- and part-time faculty||85|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013||257|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $24,172 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$11,144|
|Employed at graduation 2||33.9%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$80,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$54,250|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||582,533|
* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data