Director, International Admission
Phone: (812) 856-7217
E-mail: lgradadm [at] indiana [dot] edu
Home Country: People's Republic of China
“Bloomington is a wonderful place. Watching college sports, biking, running and walking — whatever you like to do, it's a great university town, and everything you need is right here.”
Indiana Law has been granting graduate degrees to international lawyers for more than 100 years. As the leader in the United States in the study of the global legal profession, we are using this research to help students become lawyers who both know the law and are prepared to practice in a competitive, global environment.
Our program offers not only incomparable global legal expertise but also distinguished professors, staff, and student-peer advisors who will work closely with you to make sure your course of study is best suited to your needs and goals—from the day you apply until well after graduation.
Located in Bloomington, Indiana, we are fortunate to be part of a beautiful, safe, and friendly community with all the amenities of a larger city—culture, international cuisine, and a diverse student body. The cost of living and tuition here are less than most similarly ranked US programs.
Each year, we enroll 65 to 75 new graduate students. Our four largest alumni groups are from China, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. In the last two years, our incoming classes were made up of students from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Chile, China, Ecuador, Germany, Hong Kong, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Uzbekistan, and others.
The Maurer Law student body is diverse in many ways. JD and graduate students take most of their classes together, which further enhances learning both in and outside of the classroom.
Our distinguished alumni are a valuable support network for our current graduate students. These alumni have prominent positions as law professors, judges, government officials, business leaders, and practicing attorneys around the world.
Indiana Law’s top-tier graduate programs—which are primarily for international students—provide many opportunities for students to work closely with distinguished professors who are experts in many domestic and transnational fields. Indiana Law offers the following graduate legal programs:
Indiana Law’s LLM degree is primarily for international students and is our most popular graduate degree option. This degree requires at least one academic year in residence. We currently offer both the standard non-thesis LLM (24 credit hours) as well as thesis (30 credit hour LLM) degree options.
Our MCL is a 20-credit, two-semester program that offers foreign law students an opportunity to gain familiarity with American law and legal institutions.
Indiana Law’s SJD is for international law graduates who already hold an LLM degree and who have demonstrated exceptional analytical and research abilities.
Indiana University offers an interdisciplinary PhD in law and social science. Previous students have collaborated with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Department of Political Science, and area studies programs such as Central Eurasian Studies.
The doctoral degree is granted by the law school and is administered by the Center for Constitutional Democracy (CCD). The Law and Democracy Program allows students to learn about the role of law in new and fragile democracies through coursework and experience in the field, training in the law and the social sciences, and comparative analyses of the experience of the United States and other countries. Through the CCD, students have a unique opportunity to work directly and regularly with foreign reform leaders to support constitutional democracy. More detailed information about the PhD in Law and Democracy program can be found here.
Indiana Law’s Certificate in Legal Studies allows participants to immerse themselves in legal coursework for just one semester. The certificate is ideal for internationally trained attorneys and law graduates who seek education and experience in the American legal system but whose responsibilities prevent them from committing to a lengthier program.
For more information about any of our graduate programs, see our graduate degree requirements page.
To view more general information about our school and programs, or to share our program information with others, please refer t our online brochure.