Law Schools

Indiana Tech Plans Law School; College President Says Jobs a Challenge in Any Field

Indiana will be home to a fifth law school beginning in 2013.

Indiana Tech plans to open a law school in two years that will enroll about 100 students, report the National Law Journal and the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Tuition will be $28,500 the first year.

Indiana Tech President Arthur Snyder told the Journal Gazette that the school plans to differentiate itself through a leadership focus. Students with a substantial course load can earn both a law degree and a master’s of science degree in organizational leadership in three years.

The board of trustees decided to open the school on the assumption that the hiring picture for lawyers will improve along with the economy, Snyder said. “Will there be more jobs? That’s always a consideration,” he told the Journal Gazette. “But that’s a challenge for any field.”

Snyder hopes to keep more Indiana college graduates in the state for law school, according to the NLJ and the Indianapolis Star. He notes that about half of Indiana residents in ABA-approved law schools go outside the state for their legal education.

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