Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington is the most prestigious law school in the region, with a median GPA of 3.80 and a median LSAT score of 164. Ranked No. 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Indiana University — Bloomington’s small student-to-faculty ratio of 11.6-to-1 allows students to have a very personalized education while doing some real-world networking.

“Any school can teach legal doctrine,” interim Dean Hannah Buxbaum said. “The real question is what a law school does to help prepare students to be effective leaders in a changing profession. We offer a number of hands-on learning experiences that help students develop their professional capacities.”

But prestige comes at a price. In-state students will spend just shy of $30,000 for tuition while out-of-state students may be discouraged to attend since the tuition of $48,020 is highest in the region. Luckily, the financial aid department is strong and thriving, with 93 percent of students receiving a grant or other means of financial aid.

“We also offer a unique first-year course that combines instruction on professional responsibilities with immersion in the practical context of lawyering.” Buxbaum said. “Part of the point of that course is to help students determine their own strengths, so that they can choose the career that’s right for them.”

The practical skills taught are meant to prepare students for real-world experiences, not just to pass the bar exam.

“If you’re looking at law schools, ask yourself which one will prepare you not just to take an exam, but to develop all the skills that a lawyer needs today: collaboration, judgment, self-reliance,” Buxbaum said. “I think we’re really good at helping students develop their full potential as members of the legal profession.”

Published in Winter 2014

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75th Percentile1633.82
25th Percentile1533.36
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$26500
Percent receiving grants98.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 86.90%
NJ Employment80.58
Bar Passage81.44%
Academic Profile
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