Indiana University--Indianapolis (McKinney)

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530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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#87 Best Law Schools


#18 in Part-time Law

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The full-time program application fee at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis is $50. The part-time program application fee at the Robert H. McKinney 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 Robert H. McKinney 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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Year founded 1894
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Admissions phone (317) 274-2459
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 85
Student-faculty ratio 14.8:1
Total faculty 96

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 581
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 257


Tuition and fees

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)
Part-time: $34,063 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $11,144


Employed at graduation2 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

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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