Jules Strachman identified three main drivers in his decision to come to MSU for law school. “First, I received a hand-written letter from the admission office after meeting some staff at a networking event. Next, I learned about the RWA-IP course offered to first year students. Lastly, but certainly not least, was Dean Howarth's talk during an admitted student's event,” he said.
Jules said it was refreshing to hear the Dean’s honest perspective on the legal market and her vision and goals for the law school. “Her conversation not only convinced me to come to MSU, but assured me that going back to graduate school was the right decision,” he said.
Jules said he was impressed with the opportunities for experiential learning at MSU College of Law. “Between the journals, clinics, student organizations, internships, and trial institutes, there is some way for every student to gain valuable real-world experience,” Jules said.
Jules is pursuing the JD/MBA Dual degree. “Michigan State is one of very few schools that have both a top ranked law and business program,” he said. “The hybrid skill set one has after completing the dual degree program, makes them extremely competitive in the market.”
This past year Jules sat on three executive boards: the Spartan Law Student Society, Jewish Legal Society, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. “This upcoming year I have been appointed a position on the Student Bar Association,” he said. “I think it is imperative to make the most of your time and build a strong community here at MSU. My recommendation to those coming to MSU Law is to get involved and network with your classmates because they will like be the foundation of your professional network when you graduate.”