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School of Law
Academic Bulletin

School of Law 
211 South Indiana Ave 
Bloomington, IN 47405 
Local: (812) 855-7995 
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Financial Information and Assistance

About Financial Information and Assistance
Summary of Estimated Expenses, 2000-2001
Fellowships and Scholarships
Employment and Awards

About Financial Information and Assistance

Fees for the School of Law during 2000-2001 are $255.10 per credit hour for Indiana residents and $654.25 per credit hour for out-of-state residents. The first-year program requires students to take 31 credit hours, so in-state fees are $7,908.10 and out-of-state fees are $20,281.75 for the first year. After that, the typical law student takes about 14 credit hours a semester, making fees for the second and third years about $7,142.80 a year for Indiana residents and $18,319 a year for out-of-state residents. Residency status is determined at the time of registration.

Fees and tuition are subject to change, and information is available on the IU School of Law Web site (www.law.indiana.edu) including: Rules Determining Resident and Nonresident Student Status for Indiana University Fee Purposes, the latest information on School of Law fees, a course fee refund schedule, and a description of veterans benefits. For a paper copy of this information, contact the School of Law Admissions Office at 211 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1001. E-mail: lawadmis@indiana.edu or Phone: (812) 855-4765 or (812) 855-2704.

Not only are the formal instruction and preparation for class demanding of the student's time and energy, but the study of law calls for enrichment of the student's knowledge and skills through extensive reading and writing. The demands of such an educational program on the student's time render inadvisable any outside employment during the first year of study. After the first year, a limited amount of outside employment may be undertaken. In order to finance their studies, many law students take advantage of the range of financial aid options available at Indiana University.

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Summary of Estimated Expenses, 2000-2001

Room and board
Books, supplies
$ 6,292
$ 1,072
$ 1,674
$ 2,376

Total Expenses and Fees*



*Figures include activity, technology, and health fees.

A computer is required for all J.D. students. These totals do not include funds that may be required to meet the Law School computer requirement. Specifications may be found on the Law School Web site or obtained from the Admissions Office.

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Fellowships and Scholarships

A substantial amount of financial assistance, made possible by the university and by the generous support of alumni and friends of the School of Law, is available for full-time students. Awards vary in amount and are based upon merit and/or financial need. In recent years, awards have been made to approximately 50 percent of each entering class and have ranged from $500 to more than full tuition. Renewals of fellowships and scholarships will depend upon the specific award. Applicants for fellowships must complete an application form that may be requested through the Admissions Office.

For first-year applicants, the Law School's most prestigious fellowships are awarded in the beginning of February. Early submission of application and fellowship forms is encouraged.

Named Fellowships, Scholarships, and Awards

Georgia F. Arnkens Fellowship
John R. Ax Fellowship
Lloyd G. Balfour Scholarship
David D. Banta Fellowship
James F. and Constance K. Bask Scholarship
Harriet C. Beasley Scholarship
Sigmund J. Beck Award
Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman Wills and Trust Award
Gary L. and Denise B. Birnbaum Scholarship
Elba L. Branigin Jr. Scholarship
Chancellor's Fellowship
Class of 1979 Scholarship
Class of 1997 Scholarship
Class of 1998 Scholarship
Class of 2000 Scholarship
Antonio Curiel Memorial Scholarship
Dean's Scholars Program
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux Fellowship
S. Hugh Dillin and Samuel E. Dillin Scholarship
William H. Dobbins Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Fellowships
Ruth L. Elias Fellowship
Sidney Eskenazi Fellowship
Gordon S. Eslick Memorial Scholarship
Eugene D. Fletchall Fellowship
Bernard A. Frick Scholarship
Friedlander Family Scholarship
Colonel Kenneth Gardner Fellowship
Bernard C. Gavit Memorial Fund
Graduate Minority Fellowships
Michael K. Guest Memorial Law Journal Scholarship
Charles A. Halleck Fellowship
Glen R. Hillis Fellowship
Leslie E. Howell Scholarship
Indiana State Bar Association Fellowship
Robert A. and Sylvia Jefferies Fellowship
Effie E. Jordan Fellowship
Forrest B. Jump Memorial Fellowship
John F. Kimberling Scholarship
Earl W. Kintner Fellowship
Law School Community Scholarship
Law School Fellowship
Lila B. Louden Memorial Scholarship
Magee Endowment Fellowship
J. V. and Keith Masters Fellowship
Robert W. McConnell Fellowship
Charles W. Miller Fellowship
Maurice B. Miller Memorial Scholarship
Samuel L. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
Oexmann Criminal Law Award
Willett H. Parr Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowships
Summer Fellowship
Load Reduction Assistance Program Fellowship
Gerald R. Redding Scholarship
Hon. James J. Robinson International Law Fellowship Fund
Earl A. Snyder Visiting Scholar Program
Milton R. Stewart Scholarship
Frank C. Turrell Memorial Fellowship
Annalee Webb Miller Scholarship
Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Fellowship
Wendell Willkie Fellowship

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Substantial loan assistance is available from several sources. Some loans, such as the Federal Stafford, are available through the university's direct lending program. Supplemental private loans, if needed, are available through the Law Access Loan Program and the LawLoans Program. Students who are admitted to the School of Law will receive a detailed explanation of these and other loans and the loan application process.

The School of Law provides emergency loans to law students for varying periods up to three months. Inquiries should be directed to the dean for students at the School of Law—Bloomington.

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Employment and Awards

Each year faculty members of the School of Law employ second- and third-year students to work with them on research projects for an hourly wage. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available in other departments for second- and third-year students with superior records or specific skills.

National organizations provide several annual awards for which law students are eligible. Students can also participate in national research and writing competitions in many areas of the law, some of which carry substantial monetary prizes. In addition, some law firms provide local and regional awards for outstanding performance. For example, the Indianapolis firm of Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman gives a cash prize each year to students earning the highest grades in the fields of wills and trusts.

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Students who are 21 years of age or emancipated are eligible for resident student status after they have been physically present in Indiana for 12 consecutive months (prior to the first day of classes) without the predominant purpose of education. More specific information concerning residency requirements can be found at the university's Web site: (www.indiana.edu/~registra/Services/resdncy.html)

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