Law School Overview
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|Ranking score and category|
#49 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The College of Law at Michigan State University has an application deadline of April 30. The full-time program application fee at the College of Law at Michigan State University is $60. The part-time program application fee at the College of Law at Michigan State University is $60. Its tuition is full-time: $35,377 per year and part-time: $26,893 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 13.5:1. The College of Law at Michigan State University has 99 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
Through electives, clinics, and school institutes, students at the Michigan State University College of Law can focus their legal education in areas including family law, indigenous law, and intellectual property and communications law. Students interested in pursuing a dual degree have a variety of options through other academic departments at MSU, including a J.D./M.B.A. in conjunction with the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management and a J.D./Master of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The MSU College of Law also offers a dual law degree program with Canada’s University of Ottawa for students who want to earn a J.D. in both countries.
The Michigan State College of Law is home to a variety of legal clinics, including the Housing Law Clinic, the Plea and Sentencing Clinic, and the Chance at Childhood Clinic. It also has a variety of legal journals, such as the Michigan State Law Review, the MSU Law Journal of International Law, and the MSU Law Journal of Medicine and Law, as well as many Michigan State Law student organizations, including the Spartan Law Students Society; the Irish American Legal Society; and the Media, Entertainment, Technology, and the Arts Law Society.
For a legal experience outside of Lansing, the law school offers a Washington, D.C., semester program, in which students take courses and complete externships at federal agencies, courts, and departments. Students can also participate in school study abroad programs in London, Japan, Canada, Croatia, and Poland.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||April 30|
|Full-time program application fee||$60|
|Part-time program application fee||$60|
|Admissions Phone||(517) 432-0222|
|Full- and part-time faculty||99|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||290|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $35,377 per year
|Room and board||$10,182|
|Employed at graduation 2||N/A|
|Median private sector starting salary||$60,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$50,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||323,199|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data