Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Wabash College have entered into a partnership agreement in which two Wabash grads each year will have the chance to attend the law school at half the cost.
Under the Wabash Law Fellowship program, Wabash College will nominate two students or alumni annually for admission to IU McKinney. Those chosen as fellows will receive a minimum of a half-tuition scholarship, a designation as a program fellow in the student’s chosen area of study, paid employment as a research assistant after completing 30 hours of law school work, and guaranteed experiential learning opportunities.
The program begins with IU McKinney’s fall 2015 class.
“I’m very excited about our new agreement with our partners at Wabash College. The McKinney School of Law is incredibly proud of the long list of Wabash grads who are also our alumni, many of whom are leaders in this community and beyond,” said Dean Andrew R. Klein. “Our agreement with Wabash, which provides fellows the ability to differentiate their law school education through experiential learning in the state capital and through an opportunity to work under a faculty member in their chosen area of study, will ensure that our institutions’ partnership grows even stronger.”
Wabash College has also partnered with Indiana University Maurer School of Law for a similar program. IU Maurer also has established partnerships offering scholarships and mentoring with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., Grinnell College in Iowa, and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
IU Maurer Dean Austen Parrish said the partnerships are intended to identify and court talented undergraduates to the law school for their legal education.