Indiana University (Indianapolis): School of Law

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney
School of Law


The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has been ranked among “The Best LLM Programs” in the categories of “Law School Experience, “Career Opportunities” and “Top Value” by the magazine, The International Jurist.

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Indiana University Robert H. McKinneyWith an enrolment of more than 900 students, the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is the largest law school in the state of Indiana. Occupying a spacious, technologically advanced building in the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana, 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.  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 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.  LL.M. courses are currently taught by two members of the Indiana Supreme Court, 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 (including 50% women and 22% people of colour), 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. McKinneyInternet and wireless connections for laptop computers can be found throughout the building—not only in classrooms, but in private study rooms and individual study carrels as well. The Ruth Lilly Law Library is one of the largest legal research libraries in the United States, housing a collection of over 600,000 volumes in a 55,000 square foot facility that includes a soaring two-story, glass-enclosed reading room overlooking downtown Indianapolis. The Ruth Lilly Law Library is one of the early United States government publications depositories. It is also a full depository of the United Nations, has a 20,000 volume Commonwealth collection, and is a depository for documents of organizations ranging from the American Bar Association to the European Commission of Human Rights.

McKinney Law realizes that legal education in the United States is expensive, and so we feel it is important to offer significant scholarship assistance.  Currently, we offer scholarships to LL.M. students based on both need and merit.  We also try to make the process easy, so if you are interested in a scholarship, just complete our application form, and make sure to complete the section on scholarships, answering all the questions in as much detail as possible.

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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