David Pizzuti

Attorney with Kelly Law Registry

2014 | Troy, MI

Michigan State University| Resource Development/College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

"The administration, faculty, staff and students I met were far more friendly and warm than any of the other great institutions I visited."

David Pizzuti works in real estate acquisition and problem solving for the Michigan Nature Association, Michigan's oldest advocate and land trust for rare, threatened, endangered species and natural community types. The most rewarding aspect of his position is protecting Michigan's unique natural heritage and landscapes in perpetuity, he said.

During his time at MSU College of Law, Pizzuti participated in extracurricular activities and enrolled in special topics courses to prepare for his legal career. He was a member of the Environmental Law Society, and his coursework included subjects like property, land use, natural resources, water, and wildlife law. He also completed an environmental law externship with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division. He graduated with concentrations in environmental and natural resources law and international and comparative law.

“My MSU Law education enabled me to undertake additional study after graduation at the United Nations Environmental Programme seminar on environmental law-making and diplomacy in Joensuu, Finland,” Pizzuti said. “This opportunity provided a unique perspective on global environmental issues.”

He chose MSU Law because he was immediately taken with MSU’s atmosphere. “It was more relaxed,” he said. “The administration, faculty, staff and students I met were far more friendly and warm than any of the other great institutions I visited. Perhaps it was because it was the only Midwest school or perhaps it was because I was from Michigan and attended MSU as an undergrad, but I was immediately comfortable there and that alone decided it for me.”