The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Butler University have announced a partnership to create the Butler University Law Scholar program. The program will see one Butler student enroll at IU McKinney each year and receive a minimum half-tuition scholarship.
The first Butler Law Scholar will be named ahead of the fall 2016 semester. The student will also be guaranteed an experiential learning opportunity after completing 31 hours of coursework. That opportunity will either be an externship or a paid research assistantship.
“I am delighted by the news of our partnership with Butler University,” said IU McKinney Dean Andrew Klein. “Our alumni from Butler have gone on to do many great things in the legal profession, in business, and in community service. I’m confident the Butler grads who attend IU McKinney through this partnership also will go on to do wonderful things that will make both institutions incredibly proud.”
Graduating Butler seniors and alumni are eligible to apply. Students will apply to both IU McKinney and Butler’s Center for High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement office.
U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson encouraged the establishment of the partnership. She is a graduate of both Butler and IU McKinney and serves on the IU McKinney Board of Visitors and the Butler Board of Trustees.