MSU College of Law

Kevin Brick

2017 | Buffalo, NY

Canisius College| Chemistry

“MSU actively sought me out and displayed a vested interest in me not only as a prospective student, but as a whole individual.”

Kevin Brick plans to combine his chemistry degree and JD by practicing patent law. “Going into college, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I majored in chemistry because I was good at it in high school and I figured a technical degree would be useful. When I found that medicine was not my cup of tea, I looked to the law,” he said. “Everything I learned about the practice interested me, as a law degree could only provide even more opportunities.”                        

Kevin chose MSU College of Law in part because he was impressed by the school’s personal outreach. “Michigan State did something no other school did,” he said. “MSU actively sought me out and displayed a vested interest in me not only as a prospective student, but as a whole individual.”

He especially credits a phone call he received from a current MSU Law student. “That was the main reason I applied to MSU. A current student called me to tell me about the school and how he felt it would be the perfect fit for me, considering my applicant profile,” Kevin said. “This phone call showed me that MSU had a genuine interest in me and wanted me to become part of their community. Although several schools made good offers, I knew from the moment of my acceptance that MSU was going to be the one. My spring visit confirmed my beliefs, as I instantly felt at home at the school." 

“It was very heart-warming to feel that desired by any institution, especially because it felt genuine,” Kevin said. “Faculty and staff were great during the spring visit. One professor kindly invited me into his office to talk although he was not a part of the visit's program. He was very welcoming and offered helpful advice, going above and beyond his call of duty. Every professor seemed to be genuinely concerned with their students' learning and had a passion for their teaching. That is something not commonly found in big universities.”