MSU College of Law News

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 31, 2007

CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
517/432-6848, galla145@law.msu.edu

MSU LAW CLINICS WELCOME CHINESE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University College of Law hosted Ma Wanli, a deputy department chief for the Judicial Department of Heilongjiang Province, China at the Clinics yesterday. Wanli’s visit was sponsored by the United States State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Manli spent time overseeing the clinics’ operations, learning about what the clinical programs do, and interviewing students about their experiences in law school and at the clinics. His visit to MSU Law Clinics was one of several stops in his State Department-sponsored visit, all of which related to various aspects of the law and legal programs.

"The Clinics were most honored to host this distinguished guest, and to allow him to see first-hand the unique nature of our student clinicians' work,” Professor Michele LaForest Halloran, director of clinical programs at the Law College said. “MSU Law's Clinics continue to be a resource for others who wish to establish clinical programs, and we very much look forward to continuing our link to Mr. Wanli and his legal programs in China."

While in Michigan, Wanli also met with members of the state’s judiciary and attended House and Senate legislative sessions.

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 and 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 www.law.msu.edu.

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