IU Law - Indianapolis has Two Top 10 Programs
In 2009 U.S. News and World Report ranked two programs at the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in the top 10 in their national ranking of top law schools. Faculty who teach in the fields of health law and legal writing ranked the Hall Center for Law and Health as 10th and the school’s legal writing program (Legal Analysis Research and Communication or LARC) as 8th. Additionally, the school was also in the Top 10 of public law schools offering a part-time program, ranking 7th.
Professors Eleanor DeArman Kinney (J.D., M.P.H.) and David Orentlicher (J.D., M.D.) co-direct the school’s Hall Center for Law and Health, which provides a legal perspective to the life sciences. The center also is a part of the Consortium for Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics, in collaboration with the IU School of Medicine’s Center for Bioethics and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
The law school’s LARC program has a core of required courses focusing on research and predictive analysis and communication, persuasive writing, giving oral arguments to a court, and drafting. Many of the seven full-time law professors teaching in the legal writing program are actively involved in the legal community, both nationally and internationally. In 2008, the IU School of Law – Indianapolis hosted the 13th national biennial conference of the Legal Writing Institute, bringing more than 600 legal writing faculty members from 13 countries to Inlow Hall.