Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has entered into an agreement with all five of IU’s regional campuses to create the Indiana University Regional Law Scholars program, the school announced Wednesday.
Alumni of and current students IU Northwest, South Bend, Kokomo, East and Southeast are eligible to apply and the first students in the program will begin law school this fall.
The program is similar to one the law school set up with outside colleges and universities, including Franklin College, Anderson University and Butler University. It offers participants a minimum of a renewable half-tuition scholarship, as well as guaranteed experiential learning opportunities or paid employment as a research assistant after completion of 31 law school credit hours.
“I am very excited to collaborate in this way with the IU family,” IU McKinney Dean Andrew R. Klein said in a statement. “Our new program presents a wonderful opportunity for top undergraduate students and alumni from IU’s regional campuses to gain a world-class legal education while living in Indiana’s capital city.”