Dual J.D. Students

We are very excited to have you join us here in East Lansing, Michigan. We know you are traveling a distance to begin your studies and may be dealing with new things, like student visas and living in a new country. Office of Student Engagement staff members are here to help with the transition. We are happy to be a sounding board and resource for you.

One of the first orders of business is Immersion Week. Although you are entering MSU Law as an upper-level student, parts of our 1L introduction week are specially designed to help you, as well. Following is your customized schedule for Immersion Week:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Dual J.D. Student Registration and Check-in
Law College, Room 308B
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Orientation Session for International J.D. Students
Law College, Room 471
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Research, Writing & Analysis (Class 1)
Law College, Various Rooms
Thursday, August 22, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Writing Skills Inventory
Law College, Room 343
4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Commitment to Professionalism Program
Eli Broad Business College, Room N130
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Professionalism Reception
Law College, Schaefer Law Library

Most MSU Law classes have first assignments that must be completed prior to arriving at the initial class session. You are expected to be prepared. Your first assignments for each course include a list of required and recommended books. Most assignments are posted in mid-August, but check the site regularly for updates.

You also will need to attend Technology Training and then join the online “TWEN page” for each of your courses to get the syllabus, e-mails, and additional materials from your professors. Attend Technology Training as soon as possible after as you arrive on campus.

You can purchase or rent textbooks from Spartan Bookstore, which is located just down the street from the Law College at MSU’s International Center. The bookstore has a few special offers and a Lowest Price Guarantee.

Visit our informational page for Ottawa students for additional important policies and procedures that apply to you. We look forward to meeting you at the Orientation Session for International J.D. Students on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Meanwhile, contact the Office of Student Engagement if you have questions.

Return to welcome page to start orientation.