MSU College of Law

Hands-On Learning

The legal job market is competitive. It’s not enough to study the law – you need to be ready to practice it. Spartan lawyers stand out by spending three years building the skills that lawyers need (and employers look for).

What qualities do employers want in new law grads?
Written and oral communication | Legal analysis | Problem solving | Client service | Research | Teamwork | Effective time management

MSU Law students prepare themselves to practice law by participating in clinics, competitions, externships, journals, and skills-based coursework. These experiences will push you to apply theory in practical legal settings. You’ll work closely with faculty members, coaches, and practicing lawyers so that you’re ready to get hired by the time you graduate.

What kind of experiential learning is right for you? It depends on what you’re looking for.