Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney
School of Law
Indiana University seal.svg
Established 1894 as the Indiana Law School; Merged with the Benjamin Harrison Law School in 1936; Acquired by Indiana University in 1944.
Type Public
Dean Andrew R. Klein
Location Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Campus Urban
Website mckinneylaw.iu.edu
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law logo.jpg

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.

With an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students, IU McKinney is the largest law school in the state of Indiana. In the summer of 2001, the school moved to its award-winning new building, Lawrence W. Inlow Hall.[1] Of the 203 American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools evaluated for its 2015 edition (released March 11, 2014), 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.[2][3] In 2010, based on the number of graduates selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers magazine in 2009, that publication ranked the school 44th out of 180 law schools considered (one spot behind Notre Dame (#43), fifteen spots ahead of IU Maurer (#59), and one hundred seven ahead of Valparaiso (#151)).[4] The school has also sat atop the Top 10 Law Schools in Indiana Super Lawyers list since the list's inception in 2010.[5][6][7][8][9] The school also found itself listed in the top 10 (#9) by US News in 2014 for highest yield – i.e., percentage of accepted applicants who enroll.[10]

Formerly known as the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, the school's name was changed in December 2011 in recognition of a $24 million gift from Robert H. McKinney, who previously served as chairman and CEO of First Indiana Corporation and is among the founders of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, one of the largest law firms in Indianapolis.[11]

According to IU McKinney's 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 51.8% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[12]

IU McKinney 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.

History[edit]

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law traces its origins to the late nineteenth century when the first of its private predecessor schools, the Indiana Law School, began operating in 1894. A full-time day school, the Indiana Law School was part of a newly formed University of Indianapolis that also included Butler University, the Medical College of Indiana and the Indiana Dental School. All three professional schools later became part of Indiana University. Among the first trustees of the school were former United States President, Benjamin Harrison, and Indiana industrialist, Eli Lilly.

In 1898, a second predecessor school, the Indianapolis College of Law, was founded, offering a two-year evening program. This school, located in the Pythian Building in downtown Indianapolis, was advertised in 1906 as "known everywhere for its successful graduates," and boasted a tuition of $10 per term. A few years later, another evening school, the American Central Law School, was established. In 1914, the Indianapolis College of Law and American Central Law School merged to become the Benjamin Harrison Law School, which was also an evening school. In 1936 the Benjamin Harrison Law School and the Indiana Law School merged, taking the name of the latter, and offering both day and evening programs.

In 1944, the Indiana Law School affiliated with Indiana University, becoming the Indianapolis Division of the Indiana University School of Law. Beginning the following year, the school was housed in the Maennerchor Building, an architectural landmark in Indianapolis. The school gained autonomy in 1968, becoming the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, the largest law school in the state of Indiana and the only law school in the state to offer both full- and part-time programs. The school moved into a new building at 735 West New York Street in 1970 where it remained until moving to Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, located at 530 West New York Street, in May 2001.[13]

In 2011, the law school received a $24 million contribution from retired banker and attorney Robert H. McKinney, the largest gift ever received by the school. The contribution was an arrangement to match funds with an IUPUI fundraising campaign, for a total value of $31.5 million.[14] The school was renamed after McKinney.[15]

Employment[edit]

According to IU McKinney's 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 51.8% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[16] IU McKinney's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 18.7%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[17]

Costs[edit]

The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at IU - McKinney for the 2013-2014 academic year for an Indiana resident is $43,936, for a non-Indiana resident it is $63,648.[18] The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $178,019 for an Indiana resident and $247,171 for a non-Indiana resident.[19]

Law Reviews[edit]

Indiana Law Review[edit]

The Indiana Law Review is a legal periodical edited and managed by students of the law school. Each year, the Law Review publishes one volume, which consists of four issues. Generally, the first three issues contain two to four lead articles and three to five student Notes. The fourth issue is the final and longest issue of each year. The Survey of Recent Developments in Indiana Law contains fifteen to twenty articles written by professors and Indiana practitioners summarizing the significant changes and developments in Indiana law during the prior year (October to October).[20]

Indiana International & Comparative Law Review[edit]

The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review (II&CLR) is published annually and has been published continuously since 1991. Although the II&CLR has typically published three issues per year and held symposia biennially, it now hosts symposia annually and is slated to publish four issues for Volume XXIV. The II&CLR is devoted to the study and analysis of current international and comparative legal issues and problems.[21]

Indiana Health Law Review[edit]

The Indiana Health Law Review addresses issues related to bioethics, malpractice liability, managed care, anti-trust, health care organizations, medical-legal research, legal medicine, food and drug, and other current health-related topics. The Law Review was first published in the 2004-2005 academic year.

European Journal of Law Reform[edit]

The European Journal of Law Reform was launched in 1998 to provide a forum for interdisciplinary debate on proposals for law reform and the development of private and public international law in Europe. The Journal is jointly edited by faculty of IU McKinney, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London), and the University of Basel School of Law in Switzerland, with the assistance of a team of student editors from the II&CLR.[22]

Centers[edit]

Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation[edit]

The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation is a center for intellectual property law and related transactional areas. It is affiliated with both Purdue University and Indiana University, with strong ties to the IU Medical Center and the IU Kelley School of Business.

William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health[edit]

IU McKinney houses the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health. The Center for Law and Health was established in 1987 to conduct legal and empirical research on health care law and policy issues in Indiana and the nation and was later renamed in honor of William S. and Christine S. Hall. The Center houses the Indiana Health Law Review, a health care law and policy-focused law journal.

U.S. News & World Report has consistently included the Law School in its list of top health law programs. Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Center is near several major pharmaceutical firms, many of the state's leading medical centers, health insurers, and health law firms, and the health agencies of state government. The Center's proximity to these institutions has enabled it to become a major contributor to state and national health law and policy development. The Center is also located on the same campus as the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana University Bioethics Center, allowing for significant interdisciplinary research on health law and policy issues.

Center for International and Comparative Law[edit]

The Center for International and Comparative Law is the nucleus for all of the law school's international law programs, including two international related law reviews. The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review was launched in 1991, devoted to the study and analysis of current international legal issues and problems. The European Journal of Law Reform was launched in 1998 to provide a forum for interdisciplinary debate on proposals for law reform and the development of private and public international law in Europe. That journal is jointly edited by faculty of IU McKinney, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London), and the University of Basel School of Law in Switzerland, with the assistance of a team of student editors from the II&CLR.

Notable faculty[edit]

The Ruth Lilly Law library[edit]

The Ruth Lilly Law Library is the school's law library. The Library has an estimated 603,000 volumes in print and microform. Included in the Library is a 20,000-volume Commonwealth collection.[23]

Alumni[edit]

The law school has over 10,000 alumni located in every state in the nation and several foreign countries. Former Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, are among the school's list of famous alumni. Others include United States Senators Frederick Van Nuys, Arthur Raymond Robinson, Samuel D. Jackson, and Dan Coats; Indiana governors Harry G. Leslie, Edgar Whitcomb, and Governor Mike Pence; Transportation Security Administration administrator John S. Pistole; and U.S. Representative and former Secretary of State of Indiana Todd Rokita. Three of the five Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court - Chief Justice Brent Dickson, Justice Steven David, and Justice Mark Massa - are alumni. Also alumni are Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives Brian Bosma and former speaker John R. Gregg.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SmithGroup | Case Studies | School of Law - Lawrence W. Inlow Hall | http://www.smithgroup.com/index.aspx?id=427&section=38 | accessdate=2012-03-19
  2. ^ USNWR Indiana University--Indianapolis (McKinney) | http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/indiana-university-indianapolis-mckinney-03055 | accessdate=2014-03-11
  3. ^ USNWR Health Care Law | http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/clinical-healthcare-law-rankings | accessdate=2014-03-11
  4. ^ Super Lawyers Law School Rankings | http://www.superlawyers.com/toplists/lawschools/united-states/2010/ | accessdate=2014-03-11
  5. ^ Top 10 Law Schools in Indiana Super Lawyers 2010 | http://www.superlawyers.com/toplists/lawschools/indiana/2010/ | accessdate=2014-03-11
  6. ^ Top 10 Law Schools in Indiana Super Lawyers 2011 | http://www.superlawyers.com/toplists/lawschools/indiana/2011/ | accessdate=2014-03-11
  7. ^ Top 10 Law Schools in Indiana Super Lawyers 2012 | http://www.superlawyers.com/toplists/lawschools/indiana/2012/ | accessdate=2014-03-11
  8. ^ Top 10 Law Schools in Indiana Super Lawyers 2013 | http://www.superlawyers.com/toplists/lawschools/indiana/2013/ | accessdate=2014-03-11
  9. ^ Top 10 Law Schools in Indiana Super Lawyers 2014 | http://www.superlawyers.com/toplists/lawschools/indiana/2014/ | accessdate=2014-03-11
  10. ^ 10 Law Schools Where Accepted Students Usually Enroll | http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/the-short-list-grad-school/articles/2014/03/13/10-law-schools-where-accepted-students-usually-enroll | accessdate=2014-04-2
  11. ^ Law School Headlines | http://indylaw.indiana.edu/news/current.cfm?nid=567 | accessdate=2011-12-01
  12. ^ "Employment Statistics". 
  13. ^ Law School About Page | http://indylaw.indiana.edu/admissions/about.htm | accessdate=2011-02-16
  14. ^ Scott Olson, "IU law school in Indianapolis gets $24M from McKinney" (December 1, 2011). Indianapolis Business Journal.
  15. ^ Tierney Plumb, "Indiana University - Indianapolis changes name after big donation" (December 12, 2011). National Jurist.
  16. ^ "Employment Statistics". 
  17. ^ "IU - McKinney School of Law Profile". 
  18. ^ "Tuition and Expenses". 
  19. ^ "IU - McKinney Law School Profile". 
  20. ^ "Indiana Law Review". Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Indiana International & Comparative Law Review". Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  22. ^ "European Journal of Law Reform". Eleven International Publishing. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Ruth Lilly Law Library: The Collection." Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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