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Office of Student Engagement

Michigan State University Law prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. Appreciating that essential education takes place outside as well as inside the classroom, the Office of Student Engagement supports this broader effort by offering a range of programs and initiatives to promote student achievement, wellness, professionalism, leadership, service, motivation, and resilience.

The MSU Law Office of Student Engagement (OSE) offers a variety of services to help you succeed and thrive during your time at the Law College. The OSE should be one of your first stops when seeking academic guidance, personal support, or information about the many resources that are available to you as you pursue your legal education at MSU Law.

Academic Programming and Counseling

From immersion week through commencement, the OSE is the place to go for assistance with academic policies, planning, and procedures. OSE staff can provide valuable guidance on course selection and graduation planning, and can answer your questions regarding such matters as the upper-level writing requirement, special accommodations, exam conflicts, and character and fitness issues. The office also provides group programming to help 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls plan and prepare for graduation and the bar examination.

Personal Counseling

At MSU Law, we care about your personal wellbeing as well as your academic achievement, as they are symbiotically related. The OSE’s health and wellness initiatives help you embrace healthy habits as you navigate the unique demands of law school. The office’s compassionate and professional staff provide one-on-one counseling and referrals to outside resources if you find yourself facing any personal challenges that may impact your academic performance at the Law College.

Professionalism, Service, and Student Organizations

To ensure that you are fully prepared for a seamless transition into your first legal position, OSE staff can help you develop and refine important business etiquette, leadership, and other professional skills. The OSE also cultivates important links to the community while instilling an ethic of service in our students by encouraging and coordinating pro bono work and outreach efforts throughout the year. Finally, in addition to offering a full menu of academic services and personal guidance, OSE staff advise the Student Bar Association and manage the nearly 50 student organizations that can enhance your education and experience at MSU Law.


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