IU, USI Partnering

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The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis has announced a collaboration with the University of Southern Indiana. The partnership, similar to one with Franklin College, involves scholarship money and a paid assistant position. December 10, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the University of Southern Indiana have teamed up to create the "University of Southern Indiana Law Scholar" program. The first two students from USI will be chosen and begin their legal educations at IU McKinney in Fall 2015.

Each year, USI will nominate two students or alumni for admission to McKinney Law, following the university’s nomination procedures.

"This is an excellent opportunity for our students and we're very pleased to initiate this partnership with the McKinney School of Law," said Dr. Nicholas LaRowe, University of Southern Indiana assistant professor of political science and public administration and pre law coordinator. "McKinney is a strong law school and will give USI students an added advantage when it comes to internships and opportunities to work with leaders in government, business and law. USI students are talented, well-prepared and ready to succeed in this rigorous academic environment."

"I'm pleased about this new agreement with the University of Southern Indiana," said IU McKinney Dean Andrew R. Klein. "USI scholars will have the ability to take part in our wide range of learning opportunities, differentiating their legal education and allowing them to sample variety of potential career paths as they pursue their law degrees."

Applicants must be nominated by USI, and the university's representatives will review academic performance, letters of recommendations, volunteer and leadership experience, and areas of interest in the legal profession. Scholars will receive a minimum of a half-tuition scholarship, will be designated a program fellow in the student's chosen area of study with a chance to meet with faculty during the first semester for help in determining a course of study should the student wish to seek that kind of guidance, paid employment as a research assistant after completing 30 hours of law school, and guaranteed experiential learning opportunities. Nomination deadline is February 1, 2015.

Source: Indiana University