Dean’s Suite

I am honored to serve the College of Law and to work with our dedicated faculty and staff to define what it means to be a Big Ten, land-grant college serving the diverse communities of Michigan and beyond. I look forward to implementing our strategic plan and building a community with a strong culture of equity, trust, and respect among our faculty, staff, and students.

Michael Sant'Ambrogio, Interim Dean

Every Spartan lawyer deserves an exceptional legal education.

That’s what motivates MSU Law’s leadership team. They’re national leaders in higher education, legal practice, and administration.

Led by Interim Dean Michael Sant’Ambrogio, we apply decades worth of experience to create an environment that empowers opportunity. Full integration into Michigan State University (completed in August 2020) helps MSU Law enhance its strong community of faculty-scholars, invest in a curriculum that prepares students for legal practice, and build a global network of alumni and friends.

Michael Sant'Ambrogio Michael D. Sant’Ambrogio
Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Michael Sant’Ambrogio was appointed Interim Dean of the College of Law on January 8, 2024. Immediately prior to his appointment as Interim Dean, Professor Sant’Ambrogio served as Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at the College of Law.

As Senior Associate Dean, he led the American Bar Association’s (ABA) successful re-accreditation process, guided efforts that have diversified the law college’s adjunct faculty, spearheaded more curricular offerings on the cutting edge of technology and the law, and introduced new bar exam preparation programs for students. In July 2023, he chaired the first ABA professional development conference for associate deans since the pandemic. Previously, he spent five years as Associate Dean for Research at the College of Law.