MSU College of Law



March 28, 2008


MSU Law Remains Steady in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Data Configuration Shows Law College Strength among Top 100

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University College of Law announces its status in the most recognized ranking poll of higher education programs, U.S. News & World Report. Also included is the Law College’s placement in individual criteria based on the U.S. News data.

U.S. News & World Report placed MSU Law in the top of the third tier in its 2009 rankings. The U.S. News data also shows that MSU Law ranks in the top 100 in terms of the credentials of our entering class, and our reputation among lawyers and judges.

“The Law College has continued to prepare its students with an outstanding legal education and we are pleased this has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report rankings,” says Acting Dean Cliff Thompson. “We remain committed to accelerating the Law College among the best law schools in the nation and will continue to uphold our dedication to prepare future lawyers.”

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and was devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining a small school culture. For more information about the Law College, visit


320B Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824