Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law


Mission Statement

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law resides on Indiana’s urban research and health sciences campus. As the only law school in our vibrant capital city, we are committed to accessibility, affordability, diversity, and excellence in public legal education. The McKinney School of Law serves its students and society as a center of legal education and scholarly inquiry. Our students pursue a rigorous course of study immersed in an environment of public service and community engagement. By fostering a mature sense of integrity and an awareness of an ever-evolving legal profession, we empower students to succeed as citizens, professionals, and leaders.

International Recognition

The IU McKinney LL.M. Program was recently recognized by the International Jurist who named it on three of its prestigious LL.M. Program Award lists:

    • Career Opportunities
    • Best Law School Experience
    • Best Value

Statement of Educational Objectives

A McKinney graduate will be prepared to:

  • Build upon an existing base of legal knowledge and skills to succeed in the graduate’s chosen career path;
  • Exercise sound professional judgment and fulfill ethical responsibilities;
  • Exhibit a high degree of competence in legal analysis, reasoning, research, and writing;
  • Demonstrate acumen in oral communication in the legal context;
  • Serve as a leader or contributing team member in professional settings;
  • Transition readily to law practice or other government, non-profit, or private sector employment;
  • Leverage a network of professional relationships; and
  • Appreciate that excellence as a lawyer requires individual, life-long effort.

Why IU McKinney Law?

Making the decision about where you pursue a legal education will impact the rest of your life. At McKinney Law, we think you will find the best possible mix of theoretical grounding and practical training, hard work and fun, in a challenging yet supportive environment.

We offer academic excellence and professional opportunity:

Fantastic Faculty: Professors at McKinney Law are experts in their fields of interest and are eager to help you master legal concepts and learn to “think like a lawyer.” Most have professional work experience in the law prior to teaching, so your coursework will blend theoretical and practical knowledge of the law. Contact faculty to discuss your academic aspirations and career goals! Rigorous and Innovative Curriculum: After you complete the bedrock of your legal education in your first year, there are a variety of upper-level courses in popular areas, as well as 120 electives each year, including small seminars and cutting-edge topics. Check out all of our course offerings. Experiential Learning: Learning by doing is a critical component of modern legal education. At IU McKinney, you will have ample opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience. We offer seven live-client clinics, moot court, law reviews, skills training, pro bono work, and a wide variety of externships and clerkships. See how you can put the law into practice. As the only law school in the capital city, our students have priority access to cutting-edge opportunities. At the Center of It All: Our location in metropolitan Indianapolis—the heart of state government and business—enhances everything about the student experience. This is one of the safest, most eye-catching cities in the country. Sports, art, green spaces, museums, shopping and much more await you in the Circle City. Supportive Atmosphere: Our friendly faculty and staff, not to mention our 10,000-plus alumni (meet some of them) who work worldwide in a variety of sectors and professions, want you to succeed and we will do our best to see that you do!

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  • English

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LL.M. in Six Specialties

Campus Full time Part time August 2019 USA Indianapolis

We have found that students often enter the program unsure of which track is best for them, so you will be admitted into the LL.M. program and not a specific track of study. When you arrive for orientation, you will have the chance to talk with faculty, staff, and students about the LL.M. program and the different tracks, and then your academic advisor will help you to decide which track best fits your career goals and interests. [+]

Practical Work Experiences at a Fraction of the Cost

Are you looking for an exciting and first-rate educational experience? Make IU McKinney the next stop on your path to a fulfilling legal career. Ranked by the International Jurist in three competitive LL.M. categories (Best Academics, Best Law Student Experience, and Best Value Law School), IU McKinney

represents the best of what an American LL.M. can offer. Here's what some of our current students and alumni have to say:

Our downtown location–in the heart of state government and business - enhances everything about the student experience and is the driving reason behind our student academic and employment success. As the only law school in the capital city, our students benefit from over 350 externship/internship opportunities each semester ranging from federal and state governmental posts to large and niche law firm and corporate posts.... [-]


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IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Address Lawrence W. Inlow Hall 530 W. New York Street Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Phone +1 317-274-8523