MSU College of Law



August 22, 2007


MSU Law Names Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Tamara Martinez-Anderson to begin in the fall

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University College of Law has appointed Tamara Martinez-Anderson for the position of Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. 

Senior Associate Dean Cynthia Lee Starnes commented: “We are confident Ms. Martinez-Anderson will bring continued success to the MSU Law admissions process and will lead the admissions staff flawlessly.  She has a proven knowledge of the admissions landscape and will undoubtedly contribute significantly to the Law College’s success in attracting talented future lawyers from across the United States.”

Martinez-Anderson was selected after a broad search was made following the retirement of Dean Andrea Campbell in January 2007.  She comes with extensive background in all aspects of the admissions process from Oklahoma City University School of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, and the University of Idaho College of Law. 

“I am thrilled to further my career at MSU Law, an institution dedicated to its students and to graduating practice-ready attorneys,” Martinez-Anderson stated.  “I look forward to contributing to the known reputation for excellence the Law College possesses.”

Martinez-Anderson currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Admissions at Oklahoma City University School of Law and will begin her full-time appointment at the Law College on September 15th, when recruitment for the MSU Law Class of 2011 begins. 

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 and is a private institution of higher learning devoted exclusively to professional education in law.  The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program.  Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining the small school culture.  Its 2006 graduates achieved a 93 percent bar examination passage rate nationwide and the Law College’s Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program falls in the nation’s top-20 according to U.S. News & World Report.  The Law College is one of the oldest continuously operating independent law colleges in the nation.  For more information about the Law College, visit


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