MSU College of Law

Bruce Ching

Bruce Ching
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Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 327
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Bruce Ching worked as a staff attorney for the national office of United Auto Workers Legal Services Plans, advising and assisting the employer-funded organization's offices throughout the country. He also previously clerked for the Michigan Court of Appeals and for a trial judge in Detroit. As a law student, he served as a staff member for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. He earlier received his master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and then performed editorial work at a reference book publishing company.

Before coming to MSU College of Law to teach Research, Writing & Analysis, Professor Ching taught legal writing courses at several law schools. He also taught English for a year at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, the People’s Republic of China. His research interests include constitutional issues, professional responsibility concerns, and narrative and rhetorical aspects of law.

J.D. 1996, University of Michigan Law School; M.A. 1990, University of Michigan; B.A. 1988, University of Missouri St.-Louis.

  • Research, Writing & Analysis
    (Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.