August 15, 2008


MSU Law Welcomes Class of 2011

East Lansing, MI – Saturday August 16 kicks off Michigan State University College of Law’s 2008 Orientation.  Incoming first-year law students from across the country are in East Lansing ready to begin their journey at MSU Law.

Orientation provides students the opportunity to become familiar with resources and services provided by MSU Law, and are introduced to what life for a law student will entail.  Highlights of the weekend include a welcome session by Dean Joan Howarth, a faculty panel discussion, a presentation by Associate Dean and Professor Chuck Ten Brink on the Introduction to the Legal System, as well as a presentation by Professor Lou Mulligan on the Law Classroom Experience – sessions all intended to help prepare entering students.

Class of 2011 Snapshot

From working for the FBI to coaching a minor league hockey team to a Bronze Star winner serving as a  Platoon Leader along the Syrian Border in Iraq, the class of 2011 offers a wide assortment of experience to its law school class. 

Other demographics of the class of 2011 include:

  • Average age: 24
  • Most popular undergraduate majors: Political Science, History
  • Most popular undergraduate institutions: Michigan State University, University of Michigan
  • Median LSAT score: 156
  • Median undergraduate GPA: 3.43

The Law College welcomes its new students and wishes them the best on their academic endeavors.

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and was 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 a small school culture.  For more information about the Law College, visit


320B Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824