Affiliation with Michigan State University
The public-private partnership between MSU College of Law and Michigan State University is fairly distinctive in modern legal education. MSU Law is an independent law college academically integrated with a powerhouse public university. MSU Law students get all the specialized attention of a private, student-centered law college, surrounded and lifted by the resources of a distinguished Big Ten University. MSU Law students truly enjoy the best of both worlds.
The law school's partnership with MSU was created in 1995, and the Law College moved into a new law building in the heart of the East Lansing campus in 1997. It remains the oldest continuously operating independent law school in the country. Founded in Detroit in 1891, MSU College of Law affiliated with MSU to extend its academic excellence and provide a greater variety of interdisciplinary programs for its students and to provide MSU with a fully American Bar Association accredited law school. MSU College of Law's affiliation with Michigan State University makes it possible for law students to pursue both a law degree and another advanced degree at the same time.