Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis

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The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (IU McKinney) is located on the campus of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, Indiana, the premier urban campus of Indiana University. The law school is one of two law schools operated by Indiana University, the other being the Indiana University Maurer School of Law (IU Maurer) in Bloomington. Although both law schools are part of Indiana University, each law school is wholly independent of the other. With an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students, IU McKinney is the largest law school in the state of Indiana. Of the 203 ABA-accredited law schools evaluated for its 2015 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school in the top 100 (#87) best law schools, 8th in legal writing, 10th in healthcare law (tied with Harvard) and 18th in part-time legal programs.

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IU Robert McKinney Law School Admissions

IU Robert McKinney Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 70% of its applicants. Comparatively, Indiana Indy is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 806 562 (69.73%) 254 (31.5%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.03 3.34 3.55
LSAT 148 152 156

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $25,625 $45,210
Part Time $19,481 $34,170

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $11,646
  • Living off-campus: $11,646
  • Living at home: $11,646

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 10/01
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 11/15
  • Application Fee: N/A

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IU Robert McKinney Law School Community

IU Robert McKinney Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Indiana Indy is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 38
  • Part Time: 51


  • # Female Faculty: 45
  • # Minority Faculty: 7


21.5 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

IU Robert McKinney Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. IU Robert McKinney Law School 1L section size is 29% larger than law schools in Indiana and 38% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

IU Robert McKinney Law School: 212
Indiana Average: 150
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 574
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 102

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 281
  • Law Journals: 268
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 6.8%
  • Second Year: 1.4%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

IU Robert McKinney Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The IU Robert McKinney Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 90% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 84.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 48.0%
  • Business: 22.0%
  • Government: 22.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Indiana: 87%
  • Florida: 2%
  • Michigan: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 84.3%
  • First Time Takers: 267
  • Average School: 79.1%
  • Average State: 79.4%
  • Pass Difference: -0.3%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Indiana: 79.4%
  • Passed: 178 of 225 (79.1%)
  • State Average: 79.4%
  • Difference: -0.3%