Why MSU Law?

  • CHALLENGE YOURSELF to excel.

    It’s no secret: law school isn’t easy. From the classroom to externships, our diverse, ambitious students rise to the challenge. Along the way, they learn how to be leaders in the legal profession and in their communities.

    Our 12,000 grads practice across the country, working on solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. They thrive under pressure, bringing business acumen to legal fields, fighting crime, and protecting innovators. Spartan lawyers do demanding – and important – work every day.

  • FIND YOUR NICHE and explore the law.

    No matter what you’re passionate about, you’ll have opportunities to discover the legal work that inspires you. We teach around 170 different elective courses every year, from classic Socratic lectures to discussion-driven seminars. Our students also explore interdisciplinary coursework in MSU’s many graduate programs.

    MSU Law’s academic programs allow you to build expertise in a particular area of legal practice. These programs foster close, supportive communities of like-minded students and expert faculty members.

  • Don't wait until graduation to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

    We’re inspired by the powerful social justice work performed by our clinic students. After your first year at MSU Law, you’ll have access to countless opportunities to do meaningful work in our many clinics.

    Our clinics connect students with immigrants, children, low-income renters, exploited animals, prisoners, and student journalists who need help. Students work alongside dedicated faculty mentors to resolve important legal issues – and change lives.

  • Experience EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT.

    With law-specific academic success programming, a network of student wellness resources, and dedicated career services professionals, MSU Law commits to helping our students navigate the challenges of legal education and emerge as confident professionals.

    Faculty members play a key role in shaping the student experience. You’ll be inspired by our passionate faculty as their standout scholarship motivates you to explore career avenues that you hadn’t previously considered.

  • FIND COMMUNITY on an exciting Big Ten campus.

    Everything that our students need is located in the Law College building, from open-door faculty offices to student-run journals and study groups. Our culture is friendly and inclusive, and you’ll form lifelong connections with other future Spartan lawyers.

    Our students also share one of the nation’s largest, greenest campuses with 50,000+ fellow Spartans. You’ll be able to learn alongside them through classes in highly-ranked graduate programs, and you’ll come together to cheer on MSU’s powerhouse basketball and football teams.