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Gerardo Rodriguez Aguilar, LLM'13

Why the Maurer School of Law? When you think about studying in the U.S., the first thought that comes to mind is the Ivy League or other top-of-mind schools. However, it's a good idea to analyze and dissect programs in a variety of schools and find the one that's the best fit for you. Choosing a law school is not about applying to the top ten schools and hoping to get into one of them; it is about finding the most suitable school for you.

The Maurer School of Law is not only well ranked, but it also has excellent professors who are nationally known scholars in their field. The variety of classes is great, the campus is one of the most beautiful in the U.S., and Bloomington is a colorful and enjoyable Midwestern town.

Besides, all my classmates were very smart people with strong backgrounds in different areas, and that gave me the opportunity to learn about a lot of cultures because the law school is very diverse.

My amazing professors. Maurer has a great faculty; you can find really experts in different areas of law. The school has one of the leading national programs in intellectual property law led by Prof. Mark Janis. In addition, I had the opportunity to attend classes taught by Donald Knebel, an authority in antitrust law. I also enjoyed Prof. Broughman's corporate finance class. It was tough, but what I learned has been very useful in my practice as a corporate lawyer.

Life after law school. Indiana University offered me one of the most exciting opportunities. During my second semester I went to New York City to a job fair organized by New York University. I recommend the experience to everyone: There were many international firms and students there, so it was quite intense and challenging, but I had the chance to prove myself to others. Because of the fair, I was hired by an excellent firm in Mexico City.