Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Introduction

Mission Statement

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law resides on Indiana’s urban research and health sciences campus. As the only law school in our vibrant capital city, we are committed to accessibility, affordability, diversity, and excellence in public legal education.

The McKinney School of Law serves its students and society as a center of legal education and scholarly inquiry. Our students pursue a rigorous course of study immersed in an environment of public service and community engagement. By fostering a mature sense of integrity and an awareness of an ever-evolving legal profession, we empower students to succeed as citizens, professionals, and leaders.

International Recognition

The IU McKinney LL.M. Program was recently recognized by the International Jurist who named it on three of its prestigious LL.M. Program Award lists:

    • Career Opportunities
    • Best Law School Experience
    • Best Value

Statement of Educational Objectives

A McKinney graduate will be prepared to:

  • Build upon an existing base of legal knowledge and skills to succeed in the graduate’s chosen career path;
  • Exercise sound professional judgment and fulfill ethical responsibilities;
  • Exhibit a high degree of competence in legal analysis, reasoning, research, and writing;
  • Demonstrate acumen in oral communication in the legal context;
  • Serve as a leader or contributing team member in professional settings;
  • Transition readily to law practice or other government, non-profit, or private sector employment;
  • Leverage a network of professional relationships; and
  • Appreciate that excellence as a lawyer requires individual, life-long effort.

Why IU McKinney Law?

Making the decision about where you pursue a legal education will impact the rest of your life. At McKinney Law we think you will find the best possible mix of theoretical grounding and practical training, hard work and fun, in a challenging yet supportive environment.

We offer academic excellence and professional opportunity:

Fantastic Faculty: Professors at McKinney Law are experts in their fields of interest and are eager to help you master legal concepts and learn to “think like a lawyer.” Most have professional work experience in the law prior to teaching, so your course work will blend theoretical and practical knowledge of the law. Contact faculty to discuss your academic aspirations and career goals!

Rigorous and Innovative Curriculum: After you complete the bedrock of your legal education in your first year, there are a variety of upper level courses in popular areas, as well as 120 electives each year, including small seminars and cutting-edge topics. Check out all of our course offerings.

Experiential Learning: Learning by doing is a critical component of modern legal education. At IU McKinney, you will have ample opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience. We offer seven live-client clinics, moot court, law reviews, skills training, pro bono work, and a wide variety of externships and clerkships. See how you can put law into practice. As the only law school in the capital city, our students have priority access to cutting edge opportunities.

At the Center of It All: Our location in metropolitan Indianapolis—the heart of state government and business—enhances everything about the student experience. This is one of the safest, most eye-catching cities in the country. Sports, art, green spaces, museums, shopping and much more await you in the Circle City.

Supportive Atmosphere: Our friendly faculty and staff, not to mention our 10,000-plus alumni (meet some of them) who work world-wide in a variety of sectors and professions, want you to succeed and we will do our best to see that you do!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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LL.M. in Six Specialties

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 USA Indianapolis

We have found that students often enter the program unsure of which track is best for them, so you will be admitted into the LL.M. program and not a specific track of study. When you arrive for orientation, you will have the chance to talk with faculty, staff, and students about the LL.M. program and the different tracks, and then your academic advisor will help you to decide which track best fits your career goals and interests. [+]

The LL.M. degree is designed to deliver in-depth knowledge in a specific area, such as American Law for Foreign Lawyers Corporate and Commercial Law Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics Intellectual Property Law International and Comparative Law International Human Rights Law Program Tracks Although the LL.M. program at McKinney Law offers a structured format, it also gives you the flexibility to choose the electives and hands-on experiences best suited to your goals. When you arrive on campus you will be able to choose to pursue one of six program tracks, each designed to satisfy a specific set of needs. Then, within the framework of your chosen program, you can create a curriculum certain to set you on the path to success. Flexible Schedule and World-wide Externships! Unlike some other law schools, IU McKinney offers day, evening, and summer courses tailored to fit your specific scheduling needs. Interested in an externship? Planning to work during the day and take courses at night? Interested in breaking up your 24 credits into two semesters and a summer instead of two 12-credit hour semesters? Would you prefer to take online classes from home for a semester? At IU McKinney we can accommodate your specific needs. LL.M. students enjoy the flexible scheduling options which allow them to maximize their time with us. Our worldwide externship opportunities, while closed to some LL.M. students at other schools, are precisely the reason why our students have enhanced career opportunities upon graduation. Check out our LLM brochure here. Scholarships At... [-]

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Contact

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Address West New York Street 530
46202 Indianapolis, United States
Website http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/
Phone +1 317-274-8523