Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has announced another partnership to identify top undergraduates who want to pursue a legal education at the Indianapolis law school.
IU McKinney is partnering with Franklin College to create the Franklin College Law Scholar program. Each year, the college will nominate two students or alumni for admission to the law school.
“Our new agreement with Franklin College provides fellows the ability to differentiate their law school education both through experiential learning and through an opportunity to work under a faculty member in their chosen area of study,” said IU McKinney Dean Andrew Klein.
Scholars coming to IU McKinney will receive a minimum of a half-tuition scholarship and will be designated a program fellow in the student’s chosen area of legal study and will be guaranteed a spot in one of the law school’s clinics. Also, after completing 30 hours of law school, the scholars will become paid research assistants.
“We are delighted to be partnering with the McKinney School of Law,” said David Brailow, Franklin College vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “Franklin College Law Scholar program offers our students and alumni a unique opportunity, not only for financial support in law school but also for experiences that will give them a distinct advantage in a competitive environment for law graduates.”
This is the second partnership IU McKinney has announced this month. Earlier, the law school spotlighted the Bradley Law Scholar program created with Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
“I am delighted that my undergraduate alma mater and the McKinney School of Law have established this terrific relationship that will be of benefit to both schools in attracting the best and the brightest,” said IU McKinney Dean Emeritus and professor Gary Roberts. “Bradley is a truly wonderful school that has outstanding students and we are fortunate to have this pipeline that brings some of them here to the McKinney School of Law and Indianapolis.”
IU McKinney also has a partnership with Wabash College.