Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Baier Hall 211 South Indiana Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405
Indiana University Maurer School of Law was founded in 1842 in Bloomington, Indiana. The student body represents 27 states, 3 countries, and 107 undergraduate institutions. 24% of the student body are minorities and 49% are women. With a student/faculty ratio of 7 to 1, there are many opportunities to engage in collaboration.
This institution has an acceptance rate of 36.13%. To enter the program in fall of 2021 there were 1,766 applications, 638 students were accepted, and 184 students enrolled. Students have a median combined GRE score of 319, a median LSAT score of 164 and a median GPA of 3.77. Prospective students may submit GRE scores or LSAT scores with their application.
Tuition at Maurer School of Law is $36,750 for in-state students and $58,000 for out-of-state students. Each year, around 75% of new students receive a scholarship ranging from a few thousand dollars to full tuition coverage. Most awards are based on academic merit. In regard to financial assistance, 85% of students receive aid.
There is a plethora of concentration offerings at this law school. These include Labor and Employment Law, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Property Law, Tax Law, Skill Development and More. Additionally, the program offers a Rule of Law Certificate and a Constitutional Design Certificate. Further, students may pursue a dual degree and earn an MBA, MPA, MSES, MLS, or MS while earning their JD.
Maurer School of Law offers six clinics on campus which are all tied to a classroom component. These clinics provide students real-world legal experience prior to graduation. Additionally, externships allow students to work with nonprofits, government offices, public policy organizations, and judges outside of the classroom. Each year, 100 students work in 15-20 states. Students also have the option of doing a semester long externship with the federal government in Washington, D.C.
The school’s slogan is “come here, go anywhere.” Maurer has a global fellowship program called the Stewart Fellowship which allows students to spend an entire semester abroad working with a prestigious law firm or company. Additionally, many students engage in pro bono work with nearly 65,000 hours of community work being completed by the student body each year.
Most graduates from Maurer work in Indiana, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. 81% of students are employed within ten months of graduation. Graduates earn an average salary of $90,843. 17 graduates from 2021 are employed in clerkships (9 at the federal level and 8 at the state, local, or territorial level). 19 are employed in business or industry, 14 are employed in government, 9 are employed in public interest, and 3 are employed in academia.
Of the class of 2021, 128 are employed in a position where passing the bar exam is required and 15 are employed in a position where holding a JD is an advantage. 90.54% of students pass the bar exam within two years of graduation. 50 students are employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 34 are employed in large law firms (251 or more).
Bloomington has been named the number one city for work-life balance by Forbes and the best college town to live in forever by the College Ranker. It has also been named the best city for entrepreneurs by Livability.com. The city offers shopping, plentiful restaurants, and many thriving businesses. The city is renowned for being safe and friendly. Additionally, the Indiana University campus has been named the most beautiful college campus by the Condé Nast Traveler. Student organizations on campus provide networking opportunities and opportunities to socialize and relax from coursework.
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