MSU College of Law

Charnita Johnson

2017 | Chestertown, MD

Towson University| Political Science

"Michigan State stood out as the school that most aligned with my ideas of helping people. In addition, the vast array of clinics and programs really sealed the deal. The opportunities here are endless.”

Prior to attending law school, Charnita Johnson worked for Community Mediation Upper Shore, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides free mediation services to people in the community. “I always wanted to go to law school,” she said. “Working with this organization in alternative dispute resolution really sparked my interest. I eventually want to practice law on the East Coast but, right now I am open to wherever the field of law takes me.”           

Charnita knew MSU College of Law was right for her after she attended the Admitted Candidate Visit Program. “From the moment I arrived everyone was helpful: the students, the faculty and the staff. I walked away feeling like I wanted to be a student at this school,” she said. “Michigan State stood out as the school that most aligned with my ideas of helping people. In addition, the vast array of clinics and programs really sealed the deal. The opportunities here are endless.”         

She also did her research. “I went to the law college website and looked at the different programs they offered. I checked out the alumni profiles and statistics to see how the graduates were faring after law school,” Charnita said. “I spoke with both alumni and current students to see how they felt about MSU as an institution during my visit to the college.”

Charnita also attended an MSU College of Law webinar on finance. “I had a wonderful experience,” she said. “The webinar was very informative.  The best part was the Q& A at the end, because I could just ask about anything. It was nice to read what other people had questions about and get a response to those as well.”       

“I would say if you are on the fence about making a decision to come to MSU law go to one of the admitted student days,” Charnita said. “You will get a glimpse of what being a part of this law school is really about and a feel of the school. There is no doubt in my mind that after attending one of those events MSU law would be your choice.”