Butler University has become the ninth college or university to partner with Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in creating a law scholar program for graduates of those institutions.
Through the program, Butler will nominate one student each year to enroll at IU McKinney and receive a minimum half-tuition scholarship. The Butler University Law Scholar also will be guaranteed an experiential learning opportunity, either an externship or a paid research assistantship, after he or she completes 31 hours of coursework. Graduating Butler seniors and alumni are eligible to apply.
U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, a 1983 graduate of the law school and 1979 Butler grad, encouraged the establishment of the partnership.
IU McKinney has similar partnerships with Marian University, Wabash College, Bradley University, Franklin College, the University of Southern Indiana, DePauw University, Albion College, and Anderson University.
The first Butler University Law Scholar will be named in time for the fall 2016 semester.