MSU College of Law

Legal Training for Tomorrow's Lawyers

The impact of technology and innovation on the legal profession is changing the way attorneys practice. Practitioners today must be highly skilled and savvy, but also sophisticated in their understanding of technology and its use in the delivery of legal services.

Michigan State Law is a forward-thinking law school that prepares you to succeed in this new reality. Courses on legal informatics, e-discovery, quantitative analysis, virtual law practice, and other cutting-edge topics introduce valuable new ways of thinking and provide you with highly marketable skills.

Hands-on training through the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute—one of the most comprehensive technology-enhanced trial advocacy programs in the nation—gives you a competitive advantage in preparing for, and presenting, your case. You also have access to the latest in courtroom technology in the Clif and Carolyn Haley Moot Court Room.

MSU Law’s nationally ranked Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law program is one of the most extensive programs of its type in the nation and offers a unique interdisciplinary perspective to legal studies. Initiatives such as the new IP Start-Up Project pair students with area entrepreneurs to help make their ideas and inventions more marketable and profitable.

The new ReInvent Law Laboratory will challenge you to explore new modes and methods of delivering legal services, and design innovative products and processes to provide more people with access to legal services. The Laboratory equips students to add value from day one, or set their own course as an entrepreneurial lawyer.

All of these programs and initiatives serve a common purpose: to make you more marketable and better prepared to take on the challenges of modern legal practice.