MSU College of Law

Faculty Committees

There are several faculty committees which require a student representative. The student representative is entitled to one (1) vote, but cannot be present at the discussion nor vote on personnel matters or individual admission or readmission decisions. Students are selected for these positions by the Student Bar Association (SBA) and must have a 2.50 cumulative GPA to serve. Student representatives meet with their respective faculty committee, submit suggestions to the committee, and survey the student body for input as needed. The faculty committees with student representatives are:

  1. Admissions: The Committee will review applicant files and decide on admission in coordination with the Asst Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. The Committee shall review and recommend to the Dean the standards and criteria for Merit and Trustee Scholarships.
  2. Curriculum: The Curriculum Committee shall have the delegated authority for making recommendations to the Faculty Assembled for the maintenance and development of a sound curriculum.
  3. Academic Standards: The Academic Standards Committee shall have the primary responsibility for the development of those rules and regulations that are necessary for the academic integrity of the College.
  4. Faculty Appointments: The Faculty Appointments Committee has advisory responsibility with the Dean for the recruitment of new faculty members, both full-time and part-time. The Committee is also responsible for developing and implementing an effective process for the targeted recruitment of all regular faculty with particular attention to diversity in hiring and to hiring persons with expertise in particular areas identified by the Curriculum Committee.