MSU College of Law

Shelia Lamar

2017 | Cranford, NJ

Boise State University | Finance

"I enjoyed seeing school for myself and I appreciated the opportunity to talk to faculty and current students. The passion that these students had for MSU made me feel proud to be accepted at MSU Law.”

Shelia Lamar has a passion for sports and for family law. “At Boise State, I was a cheerleader, and I graduated in three years with a degree in Finance and a minor in Family Studies,” Shelia said. “My courses in family studies made me interested in the family law direction. However, I would also like to pursue my interest in sports management and the law. I am excited about the opportunities to explore both at Michigan State and ultimately decide what area is best for me.”

Shelia chose MSU College of Law in part because of her family ties. “My stepdad is a MSU alumni and I was raised on ‘Go Green!’” she said. “I wanted a school with a large network of alumni and a big campus to get involved in. Between the Big Ten name and the unbelievable faculty background, I knew Michigan State Law was the right fit for me.”          

As an undergrad, Shelia focused intently on reading assignments to prepare for law school. “I definitely became more focused and driven once I knew I had something to work towards,” she said. “I also used my schools Pre-Law Society to speak with current law students and lawyers in my community to get a better feel for what to expect within the next three years.”

Shelia used LSAC to research law schools. “The Prospective Students section of the MSU Law website was also very helpful in answering any questions I had about the Law College,” Shelia said. “I would have to say the resources through the website at MSU Law trumps the other schools' websites as far as getting the information needed to learn about the school itself.”       

She also found MSU Law’s Admitted Candidate Visit Program helpful in getting a better feel for the community. “I enjoyed seeing school for myself and I appreciated the opportunity to talk to faculty and current students,” she said. “The passion that these students had for MSU made me feel proud to be accepted at MSU Law. The mock first Contracts class was also very rewarding. Many other schools hadn't done anything like that.”      

“I have had nothing but positive interactions with members of the MSU Law community,” Shelia said. “The students I met on my accepted students visit were very welcoming and informative.  They made me feel so comfortable and at home within the Law College.”