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King Scholars Program

The Dean Charles H. King Scholars Program recognizes a select group of highly talented students whose application credentials suggest that they will become the academic leaders at Michigan State Law. King Scholars enjoy multiple benefits, including a full-tuition scholarship that is renewable for up to 88 credits, specialized professional development opportunities, and designation as a King Scholar at graduation and on the MSU Law transcript. With no more than 20 in each class, King Scholars are able to form cohesive and lasting personal and professional relationships with one another and with faculty members.

Lady Justice

King Scholars consistently form a core group of academic leaders in each class of the student body. Participation in the program helps ensure that King Scholars are well-prepared for careers in top law firms, judicial clerkships, and other prominent positions across the country.

Opportunities and Benefits of Participation

  • One-on-one advising with the King Scholars Program director
  • Special presentations during the first semester by, for example, Michigan State Law Review and Moot Court & Advocacy Board representatives, the assistant dean for career development, and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge David McKeague
  • Assignment of a King Scholar student mentor during the 1L year
  • Online publication of the King Scholars Seminar paper

Program Courses

Academic Performance Requirements for Continuation

In order to remain in the program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete all required academic courses and activities from the time they enter the program until graduation. (Note: A King Scholar whose GPA falls below 3.5 but not below 3.0 may retain the full-tuition scholarship, but will not be able to continue in the program.) 

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