Applying for Admission
Patricia Kinney, Assistant Dean for Admissions, with students.
"Students come to us from around the globe, from different ethnic backgrounds, various disciplines, and stages in life. Ours are traditional and nontraditional students, ranging from those who are first generation college graduates to some who hold advanced degrees. Our diversity lends itself to promoting a dynamic learning environment - a huge benefit for the students - which in turn benefits the legal profession and the society it serves."
- Patricia Kinney
Assistant Dean for Admissions
NOTE: We will continue to accept applications for Fall 2013 through July 31st, 2013. However, March 1 is our priority deadline and applications complete with CAS report by this date will receive a decision by the beginning of May. Applications completed after March 1 will be considered throughout the summer until the first day of orientation. June LSAT scores will be accepted.
If you wish to apply for admission to the JD Program at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, please complete the application through the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) at https://os.lsac.org/release/startup.aspx?appl=1325A1. CAS registrants can access the electronic application at no additional charge beyond the CAS fee and the law school's application fee.
Early Decision Program
The Early Decision Program is designed for JD Program applicants, who after careful consideration and research, have decided that Indiana University School Robert H. McKinney School of Law is their first choice. This is a binding program. Files must be complete and include the application, letters of recommendation, personal statement and the CAS report by November 15th. Therefore the LSAT must be taken no later than the October administration. Failure to meet the completion deadline will result in the application being considered in the regular decision process. The Early Decision Program applications are evaluated with the same admissions criteria as those for applicants who are evaluated under the regular decision process.
Early Decision Applicants will be notified of a decision by the end of December. Applicants may be admitted, denied, or held for later review. If an Early Decision Applicant is held for later review, the file will be reviewed again during the regular decision process. Early Decision Applicants who are accepted during the Early Decision Process, under the binding agreement, must withdraw all other law school applications, pay the required seat deposit and commit to attending Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in the fall.
For additional information about the application and admission process, see frequently asked questions.
If you are interested in attending Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law as a visiting student from another law school, see the instructions for prospective visiting students.