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Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
Established 1842
School type Public
Dean Lauren Robel
Location Bloomington, IN, US
Faculty (See List)
Annual tuition
Outlines 0 (See List)

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The Indiana University School of Law — Bloomington is a law school located in Bloomington, Indiana. It is one of two law schools of its parent institution, Indiana University and is a part of the Indiana University System.

History and Background

Indiana University School of Law — Bloomington was founded in 1842, making it one of the oldest law schools in the nation. The school is located at the edge of Indiana University, which puts it in the center of Bloomington. Many of the law school's alumni work in the Midwest, with the next largest numbers living and working in Washington, DC and New York.[1] Since its founding, Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington 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. The school has the 20th largest academic law library in United States with more than 750,000 volumes. This library was named "Best Law Library in the Country" by National Jurist Magazine (Fall 2004). The Indiana Law chapter of the American Constitution Society was also recently distinguished, as the top chapter in the nation in 2006. The school engages in collaborative and study abroad programs with schools of law in China, South Korea, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, and Poland.



The acceptance rate for full-time applicants in Fall 2005 was 38.1%.[2] The entering class in 2006 had a median LSAT score of 163 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.57.[3]

Degrees offered

Degrees offered by the school include: the juris doctor 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, 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
  • Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
  • Family and Children Mediation Clinic
  • Federal Courts Clinic

Academic reputation

In its 2008 publication, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school 36th among the nation's "Top 100 Law Schools".[4]



The Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies The Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies (CCDPS) at Indiana University 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 CCDPS will 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 CCDPS 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7] Recently, the National Security Agency designated the center a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

Notable alumni

Notable faculty


See also

Indiana University

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