MSU College of Law

Ariel Lett

Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Darrin P. Gayles

2014 | Miami, FL

“The Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute has an advanced curriculum that is geared specifically toward developing a well-rounded advocate.”

Ariel Lett chose MSU Law for the school’s advocacy program. “It has various civil and criminal advocacy classes that will sharpen skills for a person interested in any of those areas,” he said. “Particularly, the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute has an advanced curriculum that is geared specifically toward developing a well-rounded advocate. The program has prepared me to be effective in my practice whether I choose to do criminal or civil litigation.”

Ariel said he joined the TPI program because the advanced litigation and advocacy opportunity that TPI provides is an invaluable experience he wanted to take advantage of. He knew he wanted to practice law in the courtroom.

To that end, Ariel also did an externship with a State Circuit Court Judge in Miami, Florida last summer. “It was a great experience that allowed me to learn many of the finer details of practicing law,” he said. “It gave me an inside look at the thinking process of a judge and how judge will analyze an issue. The experience also allowed me to see different types of lawyers and have an opportunity to evaluate their performances and writing to see what works well and what does not.”