Law school experiential education is a method of teaching that integrates theory and practice by combining legal study with the practice of law. The legal job market is competitive. It’s not enough to study the law – you need to be ready to practice it. Spartan lawyers stand out by spending three years building the skills that lawyers need (and employers look for).
What qualities do employers want in new law grads?
Written and oral communication | Legal analysis | Problem solving | Client service | Research | Teamwork | Effective time management
MSU Law students prepare themselves to practice law by participating in clinics, simulation courses, and externships. These experiences will push you to apply theory in practical legal settings. You’ll work closely with faculty members, coaches, and practicing lawyers so that you’re ready to get hired by the time you graduate.
What kind of experiential learning is right for you? It depends on what you’re looking for.
Make a Difference
in the lives of real clients in our clinics.
Network in DC
as an extern for the federal government.
Thrive Under Pressure
in advocacy competitions.
Explore Cutting-Edge Research
while working on our journals.
Experience Life as a Lawyer
as an extern.
Get Ready to Represent
through relentless trial preparation.