Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to Indiana Tech Law School web site. For those of you who are considering applying to law school, I am especially pleased that you are interested in our program.
As you explore our web site, I hope you will see that we have designed a different kind of law school curriculum, one that blends theory and practice right from the start of school. I think you will find it to be a refreshing change from most of the other law school curricula that exist today.
Our students will enroll in ethics and professionalism courses from the very first semester of law school, and the focus on these important subjects will be carried through all three years of study. We intend to focus your attention on what it means to be a professional, what the basic ethical principles are that apply to all lawyers, how to cope with stress in your new profession, and why law is among the professions with high incidences of substance abuse.
In addition to a focus on ethics and professionalism, you will be exposed to "real life" experiences throughout the three years of law school. Each student will be expected to engage in 30 hours of pro bono (volunteer) activities as a requirement for graduation and, in a majority of your courses, you will work with judges and lawyers to solve "real life" problems as you study certain areas of law with your professors.
Later this spring, we will break ground on our new, state-of-the-art facility. It is a 70,000-square-foot learning center that will be located on the western edge of the Indiana Tech campus. The building will house a 21st century law library, a legal clinic that will serve members of the community, and a courtroom that will be used not only as a classroom but also as a site for Indiana and federal courts to hold court.
We open in August of 2013, and we look forward to welcoming the Charter Class to campus. Will you be one of them? I certainly hope so!
Peter C. Alexander
Dean and Professor of Law