Law school partnership

From left, seated, Indiana University’s Andrew R. Klein and John Milliken of Trine University sign an agreement at IU establishing a pathway that will allow Trine students to complete a law degree in a combined six years. Standing are IU’s Antony Page and Julie Smith

ANGOLA — Trine University and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law have reached an agreement that will allow Trine students to complete a juris doctor degree through IU McKinney in a combined six years of undergraduate and graduate work.

The agreement also creates the Trine University Law Scholar program, which provides one exceptional Trine student or alumnus each year a minimum half-tuition scholarship and a guaranteed experiential learning opportunity after completion of 32 law school credit hours.

“This agreement is a great benefit to Trine University students who are thinking about law school. It shortens the time and cost required to earn a law degree by a full year. As more than 57 percent of our main campus undergraduates are Indiana residents, this agreement with McKinney Law School is especially significant to us, and the new Trine Law Scholars program at McKinney Law makes this an even more attractive option for our students,” said John Milliken, professor in Trine University’s Department of Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Services.

“I’m so pleased about our new agreement with Trine University,” said IU McKinney Dean Andrew R. Klein. “I have no doubt that the students who attend Trine and IU McKinney through this partnership will make both schools very proud.”

Under the program, Trine students in several majors will have the option to finish their coursework at Trine after three years, with their first-year courses at IU McKinney completing their bachelor’s degree at Trine. Trine has similar partnerships with other law schools in the Midwest.

More information about IU McKinney is available at

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