Indiana University Bloomington Law School

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Indiana University School of Law ? Bloomington was founded in 1842, making it one of the oldest law schools in the nation. The school is located at the edge of Indiana University, which puts it in the center of Bloomington. Many of the law school's alumni work in the Midwest, with the next largest numbers living and working in Washington, DC and New York. Since its founding, Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington has produced many notable alumni, including numerous state supreme court justices and federal appellate and district court judges, as well as one U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The school has the 20th largest academic law library in United States with more than 750,000 volumes. This library was named "Best Law Library in the Country" by National Jurist Magazine (Fall 2004). The Indiana Law chapter of the American Constitution Society was also recently distinguished, as the top chapter in the nation in 2006. The school engages in collaborative and study abroad programs with schools of law in China, South Korea, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, and Poland.

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IU Bloomington Law School Admissions

IU Bloomington Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 54% of its applicants. Comparatively, Indiana is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 1433 761 (53.11%) 153 (10.7%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.31 3.76 3.87
LSAT 155 161 162

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $31,801 $51,801
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $21,312
  • Living off-campus: $21,312
  • Living at home: $21,312

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $50

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IU Bloomington Law School Community

IU Bloomington Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Indiana is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 54
  • Part Time: 33


  • # Female Faculty: 41
  • # Minority Faculty: 11


10.0 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

IU Bloomington Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. IU Bloomington Law School 1L section size is 6% smaller than law schools in Indiana and 6% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

IU Bloomington Law School: 141
Indiana Average: 150
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 684
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 81

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 306
  • Law Journals: 157
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 3.8%
  • Second Year: 4.1%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

IU Bloomington Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The IU Bloomington Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 92% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 73.7%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 44.0%
  • Business: 16.0%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 7.0%
  • Academia: 5.0%
  • Indiana: 33%
  • Illinois: 13%
  • California: 6%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 73.7%
  • First Time Takers: 209
  • Average School: 85.7%
  • Average State: 78.8%
  • Pass Difference: 7.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Indiana: 79.4%
  • Passed: 63 of 67 (94.0%)
  • State Average: 78.8%
  • Difference: 14.6%