Zachary Eddy

Associate at Bricker & Eckler LLP

2017 | Columbus, OH

Marietta College| Political Science

"The Admitted Candidate Visit Program really gave me a good feel for the environment I would be in for the next three years.”

At age 17, Zach Eddy graduated high school with a diploma and two associate's degrees. “I attended a small liberal arts college and finished my degree requirements in two years,” he said. “I graduated college at age 19, and now I'm ready for law school. I've always wanted to be an attorney, and I knew MSU College of Law was the place to take the next step.”   

“The highly regarded reputation of both the College of Law and the University itself were the biggest factors drawing me here,” Zach said. “The Admitted Candidate Visit Program really gave me a good feel for the environment I would be in for the next three years. The Admissions staff was incredibly helpful and were very willing to work with me to resolve any issues I had.”

Zach prepared for law school in undergrad by taking a course called Constitutional Law and Rights and Liberties. “This course taught me the basics of briefing cases, comprehending opinions, and using precedent to decide current cases,” he said. “I also took Moot Court at Marietta College which enabled me to understand the basics of preparing legal arguments, defending my positions, and understanding how legal precedent fits together in order to argue a case for your client.”

Zach also researched MSU Law's rankings and read the law school’s website to learn about the school’s classes, groups, and activities. “I also talked to a few attorneys working in Michigan to learn more about the school's reputation in the legal community. All of these resources showed me that MSU Law was the best option for me,” Zach said. “I didn't come across a single person that didn't strengthen my convictions to attend MSU College of Law. Everyone was helpful and genuinely cared about any questions I had. The members of the MSU Law community ultimately was one of the biggest factors influencing my decision.”