J.D. in Law and M.L.S. in Library Science

Add a J.D. to your M.L.S

The J.D. in law is offered through the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington.

University law libraries are transforming into increasingly comprehensive research centers, and many organizations are creating and supporting complex databases for case law.

With this powerful pairing of degrees, you’ll be uniquely qualifed to thrive in environments such as these and others—as a law librarian or information specialist.

While not required, you can choose to focus on any number of topics, including:

  • Administrative law and government regulation
  • Business and commercial law
  • Civil rights and equality
  • Constitutional design
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Environmental law
  • Family law
  • General practice
  • Information, communications, and privacy law
  • Intellectual property
  • International and comparative law; globalization
  • Labor and employment law
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Property law
  • Skill development
  • Tax law

Estimate your tuition and fees

IU’s tuiton and fees tool allows you to forecast the cost of credit hours and mandatory fees for your ILS graduate education.

To be considered full time, you must enroll in at least nine credit hours. Anything less is considered part time, which is an option for all students. You can also choose to enroll in more than nine credits if it better suits your goals.

Credit hour fees are different in every school. To get the best estimate of how much your tuition will cost each semester, search tuition rates for both of your dual-degree programs.

Use the tuition and fees tool

Ways to fund your education

If financial concerns are holding you back from applying to this program, we encourage you to explore the various funding opportunities available to ILS students!