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Eric Lowe, JD’09

Eric Lowe JD’09

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

“I just fell in love with IU! I got a tour of the law school, met with the dean of admissions, and that’s all it took. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.”

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Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD)

How to Apply

If you have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree from an approved college or university and have taken (or plan to take) the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), you are eligible to apply for admission to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

We do not require any special course of undergraduate study, but incoming students are expected to have completed at least 90 hours of undergraduate work in academic, rather than skills-training courses. A broad academic background, whatever the major, with an emphasis on precision in written and oral communication, is the best preparation to study law.

Admission is highly selective; in recent years, the number of applicants has exceeded the number of spaces available by as many as 20 to 1.

Our admitted students have a median LSAT score at or near the 90th percentile and a median undergraduate grade point average of more than 3.7.

In evaluating applicants, the admissions committee relies heavily on LSAT score and grade point average—but not to the exclusion of other factors. We look for students we think will enrich the educational program of our school with their diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We’re not looking for cookie-cutter students who fit a specific mold, but for students who bring something special or unique to the class

Other Admissions Factors
  • Quality of applicant’s undergraduate school
  • Rigor of coursework
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Graduate work
  • Employment
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Potential for service to the profession
  • Educational, geographic, and socioeconomic diversity
  • Applicant’s personal statement
Transfer students

See our transfer students page or contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Rolling Admissions

Because Indiana Law has a rolling admissions policy, we have no specific application priority deadlines or dates. Applications may be submitted no earlier than September of the year preceding the year in which you wish to enroll. While there is no true deadline, we begin admitting applicants before the December recess. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early, as seats are filled as the season progresses. Many of our scholarship decisions are made by March, so you may wish to apply by March 1; however, we continue to accept applications through the spring and summer.

Domestic Applications

You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to use the online application form.

Online Application
Use our JD online application (in partnership with the Law School Admissions Council).
Check Your Application
Once you've applied, check the status of your application at the Law School Admissions Council.

In addition to the application, each applicant must submit:

  • A residence classification form
  • $50 application fee
  • LSAT score and transcript analysis from the Law School Data Assembly Service
  • Two to three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement

Most students also choose to submit a resume and diversity statement.

We know that a number of circumstances (for example, necessary employment, illness, lateness in discovering one’s native talents) may affect an undergraduate record; if you think you would be a great student anyway, tell us about it. And if you feel you have been disadvantaged by economic, educational, racial, or cultural factors, please bring this to our attention as well.

International Students
International Application

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, even if you have attended school in the United States, you must complete the international application.

Online Application
Use our online application (in partnership with the Law School Admissions Council).
Check Your Application
Once you've applied, check the status of your application at the Law School Admissions Council.
JD Early Decision

Students who have an extraordinary level of interest in the School of Law can apply through our Early Decision process. Complete the Early Decision form with all other required application materials by November 15. Decisions will be made by December 15.

For further assistance or questions about applying to the Indiana Law Doctor of Jurisprudence degree program, please contact:
Indiana Law Admissions Office
Phone: (812) 855-4765