Matt Martin

Associate at Haar & Woods, LLP

2011 | St. Louis, MO

Missouri State University | Finance, Economics minor

“During my three years at MSU Law, I not only received a quality legal education, but I also developed relationships with faculty members and classmates that I still value today.”

While he is dismayed at the high rate of crime, Matt Martin finds his career as a prosecutor very fulfilling.

“It is very rewarding to stand in as the voice of the citizens of the surrounding community,” he said.  “My position comes with a giant responsibility, to promote justice, but with that task comes a great sense of pride and passion for my work.”

Matt listed several MSU professors as a part of his success, including Professors Catherine Grosso, Barbara O'Brien, and Glen Staszewski. Each professor helped him as he migrated to criminal prosecution as his career choice. “The faculty at MSU Law represents some of the best legal minds available who really take a genuine interest in the development of students,” he said.

MSU Law offers many opportunities that allow law students to step out of the classroom and become practice ready upon graduation. Martin interned at the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office and was a member of the Moot Court program. “The school has also developed an alumni base from every region in the country, giving students access to a variety of legal markets to pursue a career.”

He also advises prospective students not to be afraid to come into law school alone. “At the time I made the decision to attend MSU Law, I did not know one other prospective law student and I was completely unfamiliar with Michigan State University and East Lansing,” he said.