If you want to experience the confluence of law, lawyering and governance, participating with the Program on Law and State Government will give you the knowledge base you need.

If you earn one of two Fellowships, you’ll contribute to the contemporary scholarship of legal issues facing state governments as the culmination of a one-year, extracurricular opportunity.  Providing an academic forum for unique student collaboration, the fellowship will support your work with lawyers, scholars, and policy makers as you choose and shape a fellowship topic during the spring semester.  In the fall semester, you and your co-fellow will host an academic event where you will share your scholarship and present public debate and analysis to our legal community.  

The Program sponsors a wide variety of  externship placements, within the executive and legislative branches of Indiana's state government, including the Office of the Governor, the Indiana Attorney General, the Indiana State Police, the Civil Rights Commission and over fifty others.  These externships will introduce you to new vantage points on what it means to be a public lawyer, how the private regulated community engages with Indiana's state government, and how federal and state tax dollars translate into programs for Hoosiers.  The one-credit classroom component of the course provides additional opportunities to learn about the law, process, and policies of Indiana's and other state governments. 

The PLSG also sponsors interactive, interdisciplinary mediation training that can count as credits toward your J.D. and enable you to qualify as a certified civil mediatior under Indiana's Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules.

Contact Professor Cynthia Baker cabaker@iupui.edu to learn more about how the PLSG can help you reach your academic and professional goals.