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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney
School of Law


Recognized recently by the International Jurist​ as an A+ program in several competitive LL.M. categories (Best Law Student Experience and Best Value Law School with accolades in Career Preparation) IU McKinney represents the best of what an American LL.M. can offer. Here's what some of our current students and alumni have to say about our program: 

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Indiana University Robert H. McKinneyWith an enrollment of more than 800 students, the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is the largest law school in the state of Indiana and the only law school in the capital city of Indianapolis. Occupying a spacious, technologically advanced building in the heart of downtown, the school is located on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, which has an enrolment of more than 30,000 students. The school has enjoyed great success for more than 100 years in preparing students for legal careers. The success of the school is evidenced by the prominent positions graduates have obtained in the judiciary and other branches of government, business, positions of civic leadership, and law practice. The school’s nearly 10,000 alumni are located in every state in the nation and many foreign countries.

LL.M. Program 
As an LL.M. student, you’ll complete a 24-credit program that is designed to be completed in a single year but can be extended across 3 academic years. The LL.M. program includes area-specific coursework with a wide range of elective options, externship and internships, optional practical training (OPT) opportunities, as well as Legal English training, advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction if needed.  You can start the program in either the fall or spring semester, and conditional admission is offered.  Tracks of study include:

World-class faculty and students
Indiana University Robert H. McKinneyLocated at the “Crossroads of America,” the Robert H. McKinney School of Law attracts eminent scholars from both the public and private sectors. Faculty members collectively hold J.D., LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees from more than fifty different schools, offering students extensive and diverse views of the law. Our professors include nationally-recognized experts in the fields of bioethics, law and economics, international human rights law, copyright law, European Union law, health law, housing and poverty law and numerous other areas. Select LL.M. courses are currently taught by Indiana Supreme Court justices and legal writing experts at of the Court of Appeals. Former adjunct professors include a Judge on the Court of Appeals and the State Attorney General.

Diversity at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law means not only a balance of race and gender in the student population, but also of age, backgrounds and life goals. The law school’s competitive part-time program makes up approximately one-third of the student body and brings both experience and maturity to the school’s atmosphere. The opportunity to study with people from around the world who come for our J.D., LL.M., M.J., and S.J.D. programs completes our multi-faceted academic community.

Inlow Hall
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, the home of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, is designed to create a rare learning environment – one that combines the professional atmosphere of a modern law firm with the academic gravitas of a legal institution distinguished by more than 100 years of history. The award-winning architecture combines with state-of-the-art technology, to enhance the school’s classrooms, library and study areas. The 200-seat Wynne Courtroom is the ideal setting for simulated trials and appellate proceedings, as well as for public lectures and continuing legal education programs. Inlow Hall is truly an excellent home for aspiring lawyers and legal scholars alike.  Take a virtual tour of the law school.

The Ruth Lilly Law Library
Indiana University Robert H. McKinneyThe Ruth Lilly Law Library has five faculty librarians, most of whom hold JDs and a dedicated professional staff.  We curate a collection of more than 300,000 print and electronic books and journals. Students have unlimited access, both on and off campus, to Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, ProQuest legal databases, HeinOnline, and many other research databases. Students also have access to many additional research databases through the University Library and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library as well as the print collections of all IU libraries. The law library maintains and develops collections of core materials such as state and federal statutes and regulations; popular practice guides and form books; study aids for students; and materials to help young lawyers begin their practices. Historical research is supported through an extensive collection of commonwealth materials, Indiana legal materials extending back to pre-statehood. The law library provides a student relaxation station and offers a variety of individual and group study areas, most notable of which is the Reading Room with its soaring windows and striking view of downtown Indianapolis.

At IU McKinney we strive to attract top candidates from across the globe and recognize that pursuing graduate education in the United States is a significant investment for many of our applicants. As such, merit and needs-based funding is made available every year to LL.M. students. Be sure to complete the section on our application regarding funding so that you will be considered for scholarship assistance. Our application process is outlined on our website.

Complete estimated costs for our program can be found on our website. The low cost of tuition combined with the low cost of living in Indianapolis and generous scholarships often make IU McKinney an affordable and attractive option for international students. 

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Office of Graduate Admissions
530 W. New York Street, IH357F
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

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