Indiana University Maurer School of Law
|Indiana University Maurer School of Law|
|Dean||Lauren Kay Robel|
|Location||Bloomington, Indiana, USA|
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law (IU Maurer) is located on the flagship campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The law school is one of two law schools operated by the Indiana University system, the other being the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (IU McKinney). Although both law schools are part of Indiana University, each law school is wholly independent of the other.
The most recent U.S. News & World Report law school rankings place it at #23, making it the highest-ranking law school in Indiana, and the seventh highest-ranking public law school in the United States.
Formerly known as the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, the school's name was changed in December 2008, in recognition of a $35 million gift from Indianapolis businessman and 1967 alumnus Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer.
History and Background
Founded in 1842, the Indiana University Maurer School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the nation. The school is located on the southwest corner of the Indiana University Bloomington campus, which puts it in the center of Bloomington. The school maintains significant alumni bases in Indianapolis, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York.
Since its founding, IU Maurer has produced many notable alumni, including numerous state supreme court justices and federal appellate and district court judges, as well as one U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sherman Minton, LLB'15. The school has the 20th largest academic law library in United States with more than 750,000 volumes. This library was ranked third in the country by National Jurist Magazine (March 2010). The Law School's Milton Stewart Fellows are selected in a competitive process each year for internships in India and Brazil under the direction of the school's Center on the Global Legal Profession. The school also engages in collaborative and study abroad programs with schools of law in China, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, and Poland.
On December 4, 2008, the school, formerly known as the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, announced that it had received a $35 million gift from Indianapolis businessman Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer, JD '67, and would henceforth be known as the "Michael Maurer School of Law". Mr. Maurer's gift is the largest ever given to the law school by a single donor.
In its 2011 publication (rankings for 2012), U.S. News & World Report ranked the IU Maurer School of Law 23rd among the nation's "Top 100 Law Schools". IU Maurer previously ranked 27th in the 2010 publication (rankings for 2011), and 23rd in the 2009 publication(rankings for 2010).
The IU Maurer School of Law has been ranked 14th in the nation and 4th among public institutions in a new listing of the top 25 law schools published by Vault, a comprehensive online and print resource for legal and other professions. Vault's first-ever law school rankings are based on a survey of law firms and focus on the employability of law school graduates.
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law received 2,751 applications for the 2011 entering J.D. class. 240 students enrolled, with a 166 median LSAT score and a 3.75 median undergraduate GPA.
Degrees offered by the school include: the Juris Doctor (JD) degree and combined degrees of JD/MBA, JD/MPA in accountancy, JD/MS in environmental science, JD/MPA, JD/MA in journalism, JD/MA or JD/MS in telecommunications, JD/MA in Russian and East European studies, JD/MPH in public health, and JD/MS in library and information science. The school offers a masters degrees in law (LL.M and MCL), as well as a doctorate degree (SJD).
- Community Legal Clinic 
- Conservation Law Clinic 
- Disability Law Clinic 
- Elder Law Clinic 
- Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic 
- Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic 
- Federal Courts Clinic 
- Nonprofit Legal Clinic 
- Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
- Indiana Law Journal - Principal law review of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
- Federal Communications Law Journal - Official law review of the Federal Communications Bar Association
- IP Theory - Online Publication on Intellectual Property—Launched on November 16, 2010
- Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality - Established in May 2011, this journal is the fourth student run journal offered by the law school and the fifth publication overall. It is scheduled to begin publication during the 2011-2012 school year.
The Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies The Center for Constitutional Democracy (CCD) seeks to study and promote constitutional democracy in countries marked by ethnic, religious, linguistic, and other divisions. Founded and directed by John S. Hastings Professor of Law David Williams, the CCD focuses its work in Burma, Liberia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan, training the reform leaders of these countries in constitutionalism, parliamentary process, and legal ordering. The Center focuses its efforts on the constitutional aspects of democratic reform, enabling plural societies to peaceably provide meaningful self-governance to all their citizens. The CCD is the only educational institution in the United States that offers students the chance to work directly and regularly with foreign reform leaders to support constitutional democracy.
The Center for Law, Society, and Culture The fundamental mission of the Center for Law, Society, and Culture is to promote and disseminate a multidisciplinary understanding of law through scholarship, teaching, and discussion. The Center produces, presents, and coordinates research conducted by exceptional scholars in schools and departments across Indiana University on the subject of law and legal problems. The Center supports research related to the law in a broad sense, including cultural aspects of law expressed through political theory and the humanities, and scientific aspects of law expressed through technological advance in biotechnology, environmental science, and information technology.
The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research The center draws on Indiana University's wide range of scholarly expertise in computer science, informatics, accounting and information systems, criminal justice, law, organizational behavior, public policy, and related disciplines. Recently, the National Security Agency designated the center a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
The Center for Intellectual Property Research supports study in all aspects of intellectual property law and allied fields including patent, trademark, unfair competition, copyright and information policy.
The mission of the Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research (CLEAR) in Health Information is to address the ethical, policy, and social issues necessary to enhancing the availability of health information to facilitate treatment and research and improve health outcomes for patients.
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