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Visiting and Exchange Students

Visiting JD Students

Students pursuing the JD at another ABA-approved law school who wish to visit Indiana Law for one or two semesters must submit the following information by July 15 for fall semester and October 15 for spring semester:

  • A letter of good standing from the Dean at your current law school. This letter must also state that you will earn credit at your home law school for courses taken at Indiana Law. Also, the letter needs to address any conditions that might attach to coursework, including what courses your Dean has approved for you to take at Indiana Law. The letter should come directly from the Dean's office.
  • An official law school transcript.

  • A statement from you indicating your reasons for wanting to visit Indiana Law.

  • A statement from you indicating your state of residence.

This information should be sent to the following address:

Office of Student Affairs
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Non-Degree Exchange Students
from Our Partner Institutions

Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington welcomes up to two visiting non-degree exchange students nominated by our partner institutions per academic year. Students may begin in the fall (mid-August to mid-December) or the spring (early January to early May) semester.

To apply, visiting students must be nominated by their home institution to participate in the exchange program. Nominated students should then complete the Indiana University online eApp application.

To complete the eApp, select "Law Special Programs" as the academic program to which you are applying, and then select "Law Nondegree Exchange" as the academic plan. Please note that the eApp will require you to pay a mandatory application fee by credit card before uploading the application, and the law school will reimburse you upon matriculation.

Send all supporting documents (résumé, statement of purpose, university transcripts, and TOEFL scores if available) to:

Ms. Lesley Davis
Assistant Dean for International Programs
Indiana University School of Law
211 Sough Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Students participating in the non-degree exchange program may earn up to 12 credits per semester. Upon completion of the LL.B at their home institutions, exchange students may apply to return to IU for the LLM program and use up to 12 exchange credits towards the LLM degree.

Non-degree exchange students will receive a waiver of tuition (up to 12 credits) and mandatory fees. They are responsible for their own travel, books, room and board, insurance and miscellaneous expenses.

Application deadlines
  • For fall semester or full year: February 1
  • For spring semester: October 1

Failure to apply by the stated deadlines could delay the processing of visa documents necessary to begin your studies. It is not possible to begin the semester after the first day of classes.

LLM Exchange Students
from Our Partner Institutions

The following institutions nominate one graduate student or faculty member each academic year to pursue the LLM degree:

  • China University of Politics and Law
  • Lewis Arthur Grimes School of Law of the University of Monrovia
  • Warsaw University
  • Zhejiang University Guanghua School of Law

The home university should provide the Assistant Dean for International Programs with the name and contact information of the LLM nominee by February 1 at the latest. Nominees should then complete the Indiana University online eApp.

To complete the eApp, select "Law Special Programs" as the academic program to which you are applying, and then select "Law Graduate Exchange" as the academic plan. Please note that the eApp will require you to pay a mandatory application fee by credit card before uploading the application, and the law school will reimburse you upon matriculation.

Submit all supporting materials to the Office of International Admissions no later than March 1. Applicants nominated by our partner universities need to supply only one letter of reference (and not three letters as stated in the application).

Unless otherwise noted, LLM exchange students will receive a waiver of tuition (up to 24 credits) and mandatory fees. They will also receive international student health insurance. They are responsible for their own travel, books, room and board, and miscellaneous expenses.

Failure to apply by the stated deadlines could delay the processing of visa documents necessary to begin your studies. It is not possible to begin the semester after the first day of classes.