Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington

Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington

Infobox_University


name = Indiana University School of Law — Bloomington
established = 1842
type = Public
dean = Lauren Robel
associate dean = John Applegate
city = Bloomington, Indiana
country = USA
students = 774
faculty = 55 (full time)
campus = Suburban
website= [http://www.law.indiana.edu/ www.law.indiana.edu]
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. [ [http://www.law.indiana.edu/careers/where/wherearethey.shtml Where Are They Now? : Careers : Indiana Law ] ] 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.

Academics

Admissions

The acceptance rate in Fall 2005 was 38.1%. [ [http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/directory/dir-law/brief/glanc_03054_brief.php USNews.com: America's Best Graduate Schools 2008: Indiana University-Bloomington (Law): At a glance ] ] The entering class in 2008 had a median LSAT score of 164 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.71. [ [http://www.law.indiana.edu/prospective/etc/factsheet_2007.pdf School's "Fast Facts" (.pdf)] ]

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).

Clinics

*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 2009 publication, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked the school 36th among the nation's "Top 100 Law Schools". [ [http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search/page+2 USNews.com: America's Best Graduate Schools 2009: Top Law Schools ] ]

Indiana 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. [ [http://www.vault.com/lawschool/top25/ Top 25 Law Schools ] ] .

Publications

* [http://www.indianalawjournal.org/ Indiana Law Journal] - Principal law review of the Indiana University System.
* [http://law.indiana.edu/fclj Federal Communications Law Journal] - Official law review of the Federal Communications Bar Association
* [http://ijgls.indiana.edu Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies]

Centers

[http://ccdps.indiana.edu/ 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. [ [http://ccdps.indiana.edu/ Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies ] ]

[http://law.indiana.edu/curriculum/programs/centers/lawsociety/ 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. [ [http://law.indiana.edu/curriculum/programs/centers/lawsociety/ Center for Law, Society and Culture : Programs and Centers : Indiana Law ] ]

[http://law.indiana.edu/front/special/20070420_cybersecurityaward.shtml 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. [ [http://law.indiana.edu/curriculum/programs/centers/ Centers : Programs : Indiana Law ] ] Recently, the National Security Agency designated the center a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

[http://www.law.indiana.edu/curriculum/programs/centers/ The Center on American and Global Security] The Center on American and Global Security was established in March 2007 as an Indiana University research center. CAGS formulates and implements strategies to broaden and deepen Indiana University's teaching, research, and service missions as they relate to homeland, national, and global security. Founded and directed by David P. Fidler, the James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law, CAGS has initiated many multidisciplinary activities, including projects concerning counterinsurgency, strategic languages and cultures, and national security letters. [ [http://www.law.indiana.edu/curriculum/programs/centers/ Centers : Programs : Indiana Law ] ] The Indiana Law seminar on "Counterinsurgency and Rule of Law Operations," organized within this center, was featured at a workshop on "Military Support to Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform," organized by Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) and the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL). [ [http://www.law.indiana.edu/front/special/20080223_fidler_seminar.shtml Indiana Law Seminar Featured at Rule of Law Workshop : Feature Archive : Indiana Law ] ]

Notable alumni

*Hoagy Carmichael (1926), American composer
*William E. Jenner (1930), U.S. Senator
*Lee Hamilton (1956), U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the 9/11 Commission and the Iraq Study Group
*Sherman Minton (1915), U.S. Supreme Court Justice and U.S. Senator
*Wendell Willkie, Presidential Candidate
*Frank O'Bannon (1957), Governor of Indiana
*Birch Bayh (1960), U.S. Senator
* [http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/695.html Feisal Istrabadi] (1988), Iraqi UN Ambassador
*S. Hugh Dillin (1938), U.S. District Court Judge
* [http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=2392 John D. Tinder] (1975), Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
* [http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=1432 Rodolfo Lozano] , U.S. District Court Judge
* [http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=1774 James E. Noland] (1948), U.S. District Court Judge
* [http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=1225 Michael S. Kanne] (1968), Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
*Jesse E. Eschbach, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~libarch/Personal/119pers.html John S. Hastings] , Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/treanor.html Walter Emanual Treanor] , Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.insd.uscourts.gov/Judges/bio_LJM.htm Larry J. McKinney] , Chief Judge, U.S. District Court
*Shirley Abrahamson (1956), Chief Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
* [http://www.innsofcourt.org/Content/Default.aspx?Id=137 Franklin Cleckley] (1965), First African-American Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court
*William Stewart (1959), Chief Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board
* [http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2003/08/harbour.shtm Pamela Jones Harbour] (1984), Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission
*Michael Uslan (1976), Executive Producer of Batman Begins, Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, and Batman Returns
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/supreme/bios/sullivan.html Frank Sullivan, Jr.] (1982), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/prentice.html Dixon Prentice] (1942), Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/givan.html Richard Givan] (1951), Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/debruler.html Roger O. Debruler] (1960), Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/rakestraw.html Frederick E. Rakestraw] (1947), Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/landis.html Frederick Landis, Jr.] (1934), Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/henley.html George Washington Henley] , Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/achor.html Harold E. Achor] (1931) Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/jasper.html Paul G. Jasper] , Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
* [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/shake.html Curtis G. Shake] , Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
*George N. Craig, Governor of Indiana
*Vance Hartke, U.S. Senator
*Willis Gorman, U.S. Congressman
*Frank McCloskey, U.S. Congressman
*Charles A. Halleck. U.S. Congressman
*John V. Sullivan (1977), Parliamentarian of the U.S. House of Representatives
* [http://news-service.stanford.edu/pr/2006/pr-mannobit-011007.html J. Keith Mann] , Stanford Law Professor
* [http://www.ibp.org.ph/index.php?p=171&sec=14&aid=174&lf=43 Flerida Ruth P. Romero] , (LLM 1955), Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
*Masuji Miyakawa, (1905), The first Japanese American admitted to the bar in the U.S.
* [http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/USAttorney/index.html Joseph Van Bokkelen] , (1969), U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, U.S. District Court Judge
*Richard B. Wathen (1942), Indiana State Representative, journalist and author

Notable faculty

*Morris S. Arnold
* [http://www.law.indiana.edu/curriculum/programs/centers/lawsociety/jerome.shtml Jerome Hall] (1939-1970), Distinguished scholar in the field of jurisprudence and criminal law [ [http://www.law.indiana.edu/ilj/volumes/v81/no2/1_Baier.pdf Page Not Found : Indiana Law ] ]
* [http://law.indiana.edu/directory/dworkin.asp Roger Dworkin]
*Leon Wallace
* [http://law.indiana.edu/directory/baude.asp Patrick Baude]
* [http://law.indiana.edu/directory/bradleyc.asp Craig Bradley]
* [http://law.indiana.edu/directory/shwillia.asp Susan Williams]
* [http://law.indiana.edu/directory/dacwilli.asp David Williams]
* [http://law.indiana.edu/directory/oliverw.asp William Oliver]
* [http://law.indiana.edu/directory/shreve.asp Gene Shreve]
* [http://law.indiana.edu/directory/jsapple.asp John Applegate]
* [http://law.indiana.edu/directory/lrobel.asp Lauren Robel]

References

ee also

Indiana University

External links

* [http://www.law.indiana.edu/ www.law.indiana.edu] Official site
* [http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/directory/dir-law/brief/glanc_03054_brief.php usnews.com] USNWR profile
* [http://www.princetonreview.com/law/research/profiles/generalinfo.asp?listing=1035798&LTID=5 review.com] Princeton Review profile
* [http://law.indiana.edu/ilj/] Indiana Law Journal Homepage
* [http://law.indiana.edu/fclj/] Federal Communications Law Journal Homepage
* [http://ijgls.indiana.edu/] Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies Homepage


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