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Michigan State University College of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
43%
Number students applying:
2,714
Number students accepted:
1,167
First-year attrition rate:
10%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
159
Median:
155
25th percentile:
150

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.73
Median:
3.54
25th percentile:
3.25

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $37,294 $28,292
Non-resident $37,294 $28,292
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $15,732
Off Campus $15,732                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
828
Number students enrolled full-time:
701
Number students enrolled part-time:
127
Number of first-year students:
248

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
39%
% Women students:
45%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
12%
% Minority students:
23%
% International students:
7%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
7
Names of law journals:
Amicus, Journal of Animal and Natural Resources Law, The Economics of Legal Relationships, Journal of Business & Securities Law, Michigan State Law Review, MSU International Law Review, MSU Law Journal of Medicine and Law
% of students involved in law journals:
35%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
35%
% of students in field placements:
54%
% of students in simulation courses:
91%

Curriculum Strengths

Real Estate,
Public Interest Law,
Criminal Justice,
Commercial/Small Business,
Tax

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 47% 155
National Employment Rate 2013 38% 114
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MI 51% 164
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 4% 14
State 3rd Largest Employer TX 4% 14
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MI 51% 136
State 2nd Largest Employer IL 7.9% 21
State 3rd Largest Employer NY 5.3% 14

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.1%
Law Firm 2-10
18.1%
Law Firm 11-25
4.9%
Law Firm 26-50
2.3%
Law Firm 51-100
2.3%
Law Firm 101-250
2.3%
Law Firm 251-500
2.3%
Law Firm 501+
0.8%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
17.4%
Government
9.8%
Public Interest / Service
1.5%
Clerkships Federal
0.4%
Clerkships State / Local
1.9%
Education / Academia
3%
Other
0.4%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MI 81% 69%
State 2 IL 75% 88%
State 3 NY 73% 85%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MI 70% 64%
State 2 IL 81% 87%
State 3 NY 62% 82%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MI 88% 82%
State 2 IL 95% 89%
State 3 NY 50% 85%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

Law College Building, 648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
517-432-6800
Admissions Phone:
517-432-0222
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Joan
W
Howarth
Undergraduate:
AB
School:
Smith College
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Southern California
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Charles
Roboski
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Ohio Dominican University
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
MBA
School:
University of Dayton

Reputation Profile

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