Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Indiana Tech to Open New Law School in Fort Wayne in Fall 2013

Indiana Tech The Indiana Institute of Technology yesterday announced that it will open a new law school in Fall 2013 in Fort Wayne, Indiana with an entering class of 100. Tuition will be $28,500. The school will be the fifth Indiana law school (joining Indiana-Bloomington, Indiana-Indianapolis, Notre Dame, and Valparaiso). (Hat Tip: National Law Journal.)


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The only way this might make sense is as a niche - say a minimum of a BS or MS is required for entry into the program. Then concentrate on the interface between technology and law. From the link that doesn't seem to be their approach - it is laughable to suggest that the Indiana populace is underserved - the rest of the states are overserved and overlawyered.

Economic considerations for a technology-based law degree - 3x$28.5K plus living expenses plus lost earnings (ie, young engineer at 3x$65K). Figure a total investment of 1/3rd million dollars. Maybe less in other tech fields, maybe more. Nope, not sensible.

Posted by: chuckR | May 18, 2011 7:49:19 AM


Posted by: Patrick | May 18, 2011 7:13:37 AM

Sweet. Why should state universities be the only ones to dip their beak into the rivers of money they can make off of law students. Of course the real money comes rolling in once you start filling out the future year classes.

Posted by: JohnnyL | May 18, 2011 7:11:20 AM

If this is not criminal, it should be.

Posted by: lol | May 18, 2011 7:05:19 AM


To paraphrase an old saying, society needs more lawyers like a fish needs a bicycle.

Posted by: anon | May 18, 2011 6:06:00 AM


Posted by: Joe Blow | May 18, 2011 6:02:31 AM