IU Maurer partners with out-of-state schools for students

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Indiana University Maurer School of Law is expanding its partnership program to further its goal of ensuring the Bloomington institution enrolls top law students.

The law school has established scholarships and mentoring programs with Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Each year, IU Maurer will offer at least two Knox College and Georgia Tech graduates scholarships equaling about 50 percent of the annual tuition.

Over three years, the scholarships will reduce the cost of law school for each student by $45,000 to $75,000.

The partnership is similar to the programs IU Maurer has created with Indiana’s Wabash College and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In an interview with the Indiana Lawyer, IU Maurer Dean Austen Parrish said the goal of these programs was to recruit bright undergraduates to come to Bloomington to pursue a law degree.

Like the scholarship at Rose-Hulman, recipients from Georgia Tech will be eligible to serve as research assistants in IU Maurer’s Center for Intellectual Property Research.

“…we look forward to welcoming Georgia Tech’s outstanding engineering graduates to our intellectual property law program,” Parrish said. “In a world where technology and innovation touches every aspect of our daily lives, Georgia Tech students are particularly well equipped for success as law students.”

Gary May, dean of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech, called the program a “wonderful opportunity” for students. He said scholarship recipients will obtain the knowledge to handle the intellectual property that engineers produce.

At Knox College, Parrish credited the school’s thriving academics and intellectual student body with making students well-prepared to pursue a law degree.

Laura Behling, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Knox College, pointed to the school’s strong ties to the legal profession.

“Knox graduates have gone on to become some of the nation’s leading legal experts, arguing cases in front of the Supreme Court, advising presidents, and leading national and international law firms,” she said. “We are excited to enter into this agreement with the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and look forward to providing Knox students and alumni with this opportunity to attend one of the nation’s leading law schools.”



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