Fall 2013 Admissions Process Now Underway
The admissions application-review process for the fall 2013 entering class at Michigan State Law now is underway. According to Charles Roboski, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid, applications for admission are being evaluated on a “rolling admissions” basis, with admission decisions communicated to applicants within two to four weeks of the date that an applicant’s admission file is complete with all supporting materials.
Glen Staszewski, professor of law, is chair of this year’s Admissions Committee. He and six other faculty members, as well as the vice president of the Student Bar Association and Dean Roboski, will take part in the evaluation process.
“Our review process is both thoughtful and thorough,” notes Professor Staszewski. “While the LSAT and the undergraduate record are important aspects of the overall evaluation, we also place significant weight on what the candidate communicates in the personal statement and experiences beyond the college classroom.”
Reflecting a national trend, the Law College plans to admit and enroll fewer fist-year law students. The fall 2013 incoming class target is 280 students, a decrease of six percent compared to the 2012 incoming class. Dean Roboski expects the 2013 entering class will be very similar in nearly all other respects to recent entering classes, with students enrolling from as many as 35 states, a wide array of academic majors, and varied professional and personal backgrounds.
Applicants for fall 2013 admission who wish to be considered for one of the Law College’s scholarship awards, which range in value up to full tuition, are advised to apply early in the process. February 1 is the recommended application deadline for scholarship consideration and April 30 is the final application deadline.