Law School's Numbers and Ranking Jump
The incoming class of J.D. students at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis is the highest credentialed class to date. The incoming class is made up of 78% Indiana residents and has a median LSAT score for full-time students that increased two points from the previous year’s score to 158. The median grade point average held at 3.56. Dean Gary R. Roberts says, “The law school, which jumped 17 places to 68th in the U.S. News and World Report rankings for 2009, should go even higher next spring due to this superior first-year class. This is good news for our students, our alumni and the state of Indiana since our school produces over half of the lawyers and judges and much of the leadership for the state.”
Students in the incoming J.D. class attended a “Call to the Profession” on Saturday, August 23 at Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, the home of the IU School of Law – Indianapolis. Doug Church, President of the Indiana State Bar Association and a member of the Class of 1970, administered the “Oath of Professionalism” to the new students who pledged “to uphold the high honor, ideals and integrity of the legal profession” and to conduct themselves “with dignity, civility, and professionalism.”
With a total enrollment of over 1,000 students, the IU School of Law – Indianapolis is the largest law school in the state of Indiana and the only law school in the state to offer a part-time evening program in addition to a full-time day program. Inlow Hall, the school’s technologically advanced, contemporary building, is located in the urban environment of downtown Indianapolis, thereby affording students opportunities to interact with business, government, science, medicine, sports and the arts.
IU Law – Indianapolis has over 9,500 alumni located in every state in the nation and several countries around the world. The school’s professors are nationally recognized experts from both the public and private sectors. They collectively hold J.D., LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees from more than 50 different schools.
Located on the campus of IUPUI, the school has enjoyed great success for more than 100 years in preparing students for legal careers. The success of the school is evidenced by the prominent positions graduates have obtained in the judiciary and other branches of government, business, positions of civic leadership and law practice.