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IU Maurer School of Law establishes scholarship and mentoring program with Princeton University

Sept. 4, 2014


BLOOMINGTON Ind. -- The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Princeton University establishing a scholarship and mentoring program for students interested in pursuing legal education.

Each year the Princeton Law Scholars program will offer at least two graduates admitted to the Maurer School of Law scholarships amounting to approximately 50 percent of annual tuition, along with access to a formal mentoring program. The scholarship will reduce the cost of law school tuition over three years by $45,000 to $75,000, depending on the student’s residency and other factors. 

"Princeton is one of the most vibrant and academically distinguished universities in the country," said Austen L. Parrish, dean and James H. Rudy professor of law at the Maurer School of Law. "It’s been particularly innovative in providing a career and life vision for its graduates. We are honored to be partnering with this outstanding school to provide a pathway to a legal education in the Midwest."

"I’m delighted that the Maurer School of Law has a new relationship with my alma mater," said Robert Fischman, IU professor of law, Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow and adjunct professor of public and environmental affairs. "I look forward to getting to know current Princeton students interested in our program."

Each year, Princeton will nominate at least two students or alumni for admission to the Maurer School of Law, provided the applicants meet the law school’s admission criteria. Other indications of future success, such as prior academic performance, letters of recommendation, past professional and other experience, and desire to study at the law school, also will be considered. Applications will be accepted beginning with the law school’s 2015 entering class.

Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States and is ranked No. 1 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Among other honors, the university claims 36 Nobel laureates and 20 National Medal of Science winners.

As one of oldest law schools in the country and one of the nation’s top public law schools, the IU Maurer School of Law has a history of developing deep relationships with other prestigious institutions in higher education, both in the United States and abroad. This is the fifth scholarship and mentoring program the Maurer School of Law has established this year with undergraduate institutions. Other participating schools are Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta; Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.; and Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind.