Friday, May 18, 2012
Indiana Tech is one step closer to opening its new law school. The Fort Wayne, Ind., university planned to break ground on May 18 on the $15 million, 70,000-square-foot building that will house its law school, which is projected to open in the fall of 2013. ... [T]he plans call for 100 students to enroll during the first year, with a five-student increase during each of the next four years. ...
Indiana Tech will be the fifth law school in the state [joining Indiana-Bloomington, Indiana-Indianapolis, Notre Dame, and Valparaiso] and the seventh within a three-hour drive of Fort Wayne. However, university officials say a feasibility study concluded that Indiana is underserved by lawyers.
[M]any local attorneys and other interested parties have warmed to the law school after learning more about its educational approach. For one thing, tuition for the 2013-14 year will be a relatively low $29,500, ... The curriculum will highlight collaborative learning ... and incorporate a significant amount of experiential learning; at least half of every upper-level course will comprise "real world" instruction such as simulations. ... The program is loosely modeled after existing programs at Northeastern and Drexel. ... J.D. students at Indiana Tech will also have the option to concentrate in one of four areas of the law: advocacy and dispute resolution, intellectual property, transactional law, and global law and leadership,