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IU McKinney and IU Maurer alumni numbers top state's Super Lawyers list

Dec. 9, 2015


INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University's two law schools rank first and second in the number of alumni chosen for a listing of the state's outstanding attorneys.

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus leads the pack with the most alumni chosen for the 2015 Indiana Super Lawyers List.

A whopping 363 IU McKinney School of Law alumni made the 2015 list. That number represents 44 percent of the total Super Lawyers listing.

"I'm extremely proud to note the large number of 2015 Indiana Super Lawyers who are alumni of IU McKinney," said Andrew Klein, dean of the school. "It further illustrates the impact of our school within the legal community. I congratulate our 363 alumni who were recognized with this impressive designation."

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, located on the IU Bloomington campus, ranked second with 203 alumni, 25 percent of the total.

"We, too, are proud of our alumni for their significant presence on the Super Lawyers list again this year," said Austen L. Parrish, dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law at the IU Maurer School of Law. "Our alumni continue to distinguish the law school in many ways, year after year, not only in Indiana, but throughout the nation and the world."

Super Lawyers is a rating service for outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine publishes the list annually in all 50 states, reaching more than 13 million readers.

The Super Lawyers listing is the latest in a long list of accolades that IU McKinney Law has earned. The school was named a "Best Value Law School" by The National Jurist in August, was ranked in the top five law schools in the Midwest by Lawyers of Color magazine in October 2014, and was noted as being a "pipeline to Congress" in a January story by the National Law Journal.

Valparaiso University School of Law, the University of Michigan Law School and University of Notre Dame Law School round out the top five ranked schools with 6, 3 and 3 percent, respectively.