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Frank J. Kelley Institute of Ethics & the Legal Profession

The Frank J. Kelley Institute of Ethics & the Legal Profession at Michigan State University College of Law was created to promote ethical education in the law.

At MSU College of Law, ethics is at the center of our education. It’s not an add-on, it’s not secondary, it’s absolutely central.”
– Dean Joan W. Howarth

Mission Statement

The Frank J. Kelley Institute of Ethics & the Legal Profession at Michigan State University College of Law addresses issues of ethics and the legal profession through teaching, research, and outreach programs. Named for Frank J. Kelley, the longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history, the Kelley Institute builds upon the dedication, professionalism, and ethical code that marked his career, including his 37 years of service to the State of Michigan.


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