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 course work 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 law into practice.

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 world-wide in a variety of sectors and professions, want you to succeed and we will do our best to see that you do!  Find out more about our committment to diversity (brochure, video).


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