The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Marian University have entered into a partnership to create the Marian University-IU McKinney Law Scholar program.
“I’m excited about our partnership with Marian University,” said IU McKinney Dean Andrew Klein. “Marian graduates go on to do great things in their careers that benefit the community. It will be wonderful to welcome these students to the law school.”
“Marian University is committed to developing leaders for service to the world, and this partnership with IU McKinney School of Law will provide an avenue for one of our alums to take a step in that direction,” Marian University President Daniel J. Elsener said. “I’m thankful that a Marian University graduate will receive a scholarship to attend law school at an institution named for Robert H. McKinney -- one of Indiana’s most outstanding leaders, philanthropists, and a Marian University board member emeritus.”
Each year, Marian will nominate one student or alumnus for admission to IU McKinney, following the university’s nomination procedures. The first student or alumnus from Marian University will be chosen and begin his or her legal educations at the law school in Fall 2016.
Applicants must be nominated by Marian, 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, 2016. Contact the IU McKinney Office of Admissions for more information.
This brings the total number of colleges and universities the law school has created partnership agreements with to eight. The others are Wabash College, Bradley University, Franklin College, the University of Southern Indiana, DePauw University, Albion College, and Anderson University.