Congratulations on your acceptance to the
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law!
Please check this page regularly for important information for admitted students. Below you will find some information about things you should be aware of before the first day of class:
Admitted students may pay their seat deposit online.
Admitted Students Open House
Admitted students will be e-mailed an invitation to the Admitted Students Spring Open House, May 18, 2013. RSVP online.
The mandatory, 3-day, new student orientation is scheduled for August 22-24, 2013.
OneStart and Network IDs
All admitted students will receive an e-mail with their University ID number and instructions for setting up their IU network ID (username). Make sure you have submitted the IUPUI Graduate Application so that your university identification can be created. To submit the graduate application:
- Please go to http://www.iupui.edu/~gradoff/admissions. The Academic Program and Academic Plan are Law JD.
- Click on “Online Application” on the left side of the screen.
- Select “Create New Guest Account.”
- Proceed with completing the short application.
To set up your IU network account and get your IU network ID, please go to: https://itaccounts.iu.edu. Follow the directions to obtain your username and set your password. If you encounter problems with your account setup, please contact IT Support at 317-274-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
**If you previously attended IUPUI or another IU campus, your ID number and login information should remain the same, but please create a new e-mail address for the IUPUI campus, if needed.**
OneStart contains student information such as financial aid summaries, class schedules, tuition bills, and contact information. Not all information may be available at this time; please check your account regularly for new information.
Log in to OneStart: https://onestart.iu.edu. Once you log in, locate the "Student Center" box and follow the "Go to Student Center" link to find your personal information. Please make sure your personal information (date of birth, residency status, etc.) is correct. If any changes need to be made that you can't edit yourself within OneStart (e.g., your name is misspelled or your date of birth is incorrect), please email Amanda Gallaga in the Admissions Office at email@example.com.
Because first year students have a fixed curriculum, you will not choose your own class schedule. The Office of Student Affairs will register ALL incoming students for fall classes. The full time (day) students will be equally split between two sections (A or B) and registered into the appropriate course sections. Once you have been registered for classes, you will see your schedule appear in OneStart.
PLEASE NOTE: LARC sections (LAW 520) will be assigned at Orientation (or just prior to Orientation). LARC information may be sent to your IU e-mail address, so make sure your school e-mail account is set up and working properly.
Books & First Assignments
Most law books can be purchased in new or used condition, and some may be available for rental. You can see which books are required for your classes by using the Textbook Search feature on the Bookstore's website. The Bookstore will have updated book lists over the summer. You can buy your books online via the website.
LARC I Students: DO NOT buy textbooks until you know which professor’s class you will attend. Not all LARC I professors use the same book. The LARC I sections will be posted during orientation on the LARC bulletin board, which is located on the north wall of the second floor. Please check there for the section/professor to which you are assigned before buying any textbooks.
First assignments are usually posted on the 3rd floor bulletin board of Inlow Hall, or through Oncourse approximately 2 weeks before the first day of class.
Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must complete a locker assignment agreement form and turn it in to Therese Kamm, Receptionist. Forms are available in the locker room.
Although we do not require students to purchase their own laptop, the majority of students do. The School does not have a platform preference. The exam software that is used is compatible on both Mac and PC. If you are using Microsoft Works as your word processing software, you will want to switch to Microsoft Word instead.
IU has special deals with computer vendors and has select software available for students to download. Visit the UITS website for more information.
You may purchase your parking permit starting July 15, if you have been registered for fall classes by that time. Permits may be purchased online from the Parking Services website.
Jagtags (Student ID cards)
Once registered for classes you may obtain your University ID card, aka JagTag. You will need to go to the Campus Card Services Office located in the Campus Center, 420 University Blvd, to obtain your card (bring a photo ID). Office hours are Monday, 8-6, Tuesday-Thursday 8-5, and Friday 8-4:30.
Student Health Insurance
Student Health Insurance is available through Aetna. You can find general information on insurance on the Health Services website. Questions regarding student health insurance should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-856-4650.
Financial Aid (Student Loans)
Please file your FAFSA by March 10, 2013, or as soon thereafter as possible. Our school code is 001813. Financial aid packages will be processed in the Spring, and you should be able to view your Financial Aid Award Summary via your University OneStart account when it is ready. If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please contact email@example.com.
**Estimate below is for the 12-13 Academic Year**
|Estimate Only||In State Tuition||Out of State Tuition|
|Full Time (31 credit hours)||$23,240.70||$43,015.60|
|Estimate Only||In State Tuition||Out of State Tuition|
|Part Time (23 credit hours)||$17,243.10||$31,914.80|
Rates calculated from the Bursar's IUPUI Tuition & Fee Estimator
Scholarships and Awards
Fee remissions and donor funded scholarships are available to incoming first-year students.
Admitted students receiving merit-based fee remission awards through the Admissions Office will be sent a notification letter apart from their admissions letter. Award decisions will be made throughout the spring. Students are not required to submit additional application materials to be considered for fee remission awards.
Admitted students should also apply for donor funded scholarships. Award decisions will be made throughout the spring.
Some endowed scholarships have outside committees that select recipients and have separate applications from the general application above. To be considered for the Jump Memorial Scholarship or the 1L Alumni Award, submit the respective applications by their respective deadlines.
Outside scholarship opportunities may also be available to qualified students. Please follow the links below for additional information about other opportunities:
- ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
- MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
- The Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarships
- Rhode Island Bar Foundation Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Awards may not appear on your Financial Aid Award Summary in OneStart, but will appear directly on your bursar statement as a credit. Any questions regarding merit first-year scholarships and awards may be directed to Amanda Gallaga, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NEW: ENR Fellowship Opportunity!
Beginning with academic year 2013-14, IU McKinney Law is establishing a fellowship program for students interested in studying ENR Law and obtaining the ENR Graduate Certificate. The ENR Fellowship will be awarded to two incoming students with outstanding academic records who are committed to the study of ENR law. ENR Fellows will receive:
- A scholarship in an amount determined by the Financial Aid & Admissions Office
- Employment as a Faculty Research Assistant to an ENR faculty member following the completion of 30 law school credits – for up to 100 hours ($1000) per semester, with a maximum of $4,000 prior to graduation
- Advanced Field Research placement with a $1000 research travel stipend in final year of study
- Invitations to ENR symposia, career forums, and alumni events starting in the first year of study
- Membership in the ENR Law Certificate Group starting in the first year of study
To apply, complete the application form on or before April 12, 2013. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
Housing and Roommates
If you are interested in sharing living space with another law student, please complete the Online Request Form. The Admissions Office will not match you with a specific roommate but will make your preferences and contact information available to others who have also submitted this form.
Students interested in campus housing should contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life (http://life.iupui.edu/housing) or call 1-800-631-3974.
To search for off-campus housing by neighborhood, try these websites: www.apartmentguide.com or www.indyforrent.com. Below is a list of off-campus apartments that are popular with students and are conveniently located near campus. You may also want to check out the Student Advocate Office’s page for additional resources: http://life.iupui.edu/advocate/housing.php.
- 1201 Indiana Townhouses & Apartments:
Newly constructed, fully-furnished, luxurious student housing. Adjacent to the IUPUI campus with IUPUI Brown line shuttle transportation available.
- Canal Square Apartments:
Canal Square is located directly across from the IU McKinney School of Law. They offer 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Ask about their student discounts. (when contacting, please let them know you are a student at the Indiana University School of Law)
- Cosmopolitan On the Canal:
offers a wide variety of luxurious one-and two-bedroom apartments, studios, and town homes with roof terraces and unprecedented views of the city. With retail on the first floor, and an attached parking garage, you are on the Central Canal within walking distance of the IUPUI campus.
- Lockefield Gardens:
Right next to the center of campus, with moderate-to-expensive rental rates. It is usually necessary to be on the wait-list to secure an apartment for the start of the academic year.
- Park Place Apartments:
Less than a mile from the campus with easy access to IUPUI and to the downtown area, they offer two- and three-bedroom apartments; rents include all utilities, including cable and wireless internet connections.
- Riley Towers Apartments:
Riley Towers is located in the heart of downtown. There are studio, 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments and Townhomes (when contacting, please let them know you are a student at the Indiana University School of Law)
- Senate Manor Apartments:
Offers recently renovated, affordably priced, one bedroom and studio apartments in the heart of Indy.
- Collegiate Housing Services:
Collegiate Housing Services offers roommate placements and individual leases throughout the city. This allows you to avoid the financial risk of having your name on a lease with a new roommate whom you may not know very well.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: the Office of International Affairs offers special options for international students. Please visit: http://www.iupui.edu/~oia/HO/homestay.html for additional information.
Still having trouble? If you are unable to find a living situation as the semester starts, you may need to make hotel arrangements. For a listing of nearby hotels, please visit: http://www.iupui.edu/~oia/HO/temphousing.html
Your residence classification for fee-paying purposes was determined at the time of your application to the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Non Resident students who wish to become Indiana Residents for fee-paying purposes should contact the Registrar’s Office to submit an appeal. You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding residency requirements and a link to view the rules used to determine residency on the Registrar’s web page.
Please note that if you are receiving any type of Non Resident merit award, you will lose your eligibility to receive that award if your residence classification changes. You may, however, still be eligible for a merit award with your Resident classification. You may also be held responsible for reimbursing the School of Law for any funds that disbursed for a semester in which your classification was changed (i.e., the difference between the Non Resident award and the Resident award). Students receiving merit based awards through the Admissions Office are advised to keep our office informed of changes to their residence classification.
Please remember that we require an official undergraduate transcript showing the conferral of your baccalaureate degree to be sent directly from your undergraduate institution to our office. If you have not already requested this transcript, please do so now. The transcript you sent to LSAC/CAS does not fulfill this requirement. We should have transcripts on file by July 1, 2012 if you have already graduated or will graduate in May. If you are completing your degree this summer, please request your transcript to be sent as soon as it shows the conferral of the degree. Please have transcripts mailed to:
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Office of Admissions
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, Room 121
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Your Obligation to Keep Your Information Current
Please e-mail email@example.com or write the School of Law Office of Admissions with any change in your current address or contact information so there will not be an interruption in the flow of updates or information from the Office of Admissions or Office of Student Affairs regarding school in the fall.
In addition, any actions or incidents that have occurred which would change or add to the previously answered questions relating to character and fitness such as traffic violations, misdemeanors, etc. must also be updated. On your law school application, you signed the statement accepting a continuing obligation to maintain the accuracy of the statements made in your application and your obligation to notify the school of any changes to these statements that occur after your admission and during your enrollment as a student of our school. Prior to being certified to sit for the Bar, Bar Examiners may review the information that is contained in your application during their character and fitness investigation. Failure to disclose issues may result in not being certified to sit for the Bar. Failure to disclose may also result in the revocation of your admission and/or your law degree. You have an ongoing obligation to keep your information current, and it is imperative that you do so.
If there are any updates, please submit a statement of explanation to immediately to the Office of Admissions. Such an update may include, but not limited to, the following:
- Disclosure of all arrests, convictions, accusations, felonies, misdemeanors, infractions, speeding tickets and traffic offenses, as a juvenile or adult, including incidents that have been expunged
- Disclosure of all small claims, divorce, landlord/tenant, protective orders, guardianship
- Disclosure of any suspensions, warnings, expulsions, disciplinary proceedings, academic probation from a college, university, law school, or professional organization.