MSU College of Law

Margery Chantal Crawley

LLM student at Vermont College of Law

2014 | Columbia, MO

Bowdoin College| Classical Studies

“At MSU there are various clinics, certificates and focus areas to encourage a student’s ability to learn about the type of law he or she wishes to practice.”

Margery Chantal Crawley chose MSU College of Law because she wants to protect the rights of indigenous peoples and change current natural resource policies. “As a First Nations Ojibwe and Cherokee descendant I felt that it was my responsibility,” Margery says. MSU offered her unique opportunities to study both areas, through the Indigenous Law and Policy Certificate program and through environmental law classes.

“At MSU there are various clinics, certificates and focus areas to encourage a student’s ability to learn about the type of law he or she wishes to practice,” says Margery. She participated in three student groups and the Journal of Animal and Natural Resources Law. “The Journal has allowed me to meet people in what I hope will be my field and learn from experienced attorneys around the country.”

Margery has found additional support in the Academic Success Center. She says the Academic Success Center helped her gather better test-taking strategies. Additionally, “As a student leader, I have also worked closely with Diversity Services for my events as well as for emotional support throughout the law school experience,” said Margery.

Although law school can be a stressful experience, Margery recommended that prospective students join groups and clubs because being involved helps students feel like part of a community.