Meet the Team

Office of Admissions

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm. 300
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
517-432-0098 (fax)

Ian McInnis, Director of Admissions

Mr. McInnis oversees the day-to-day operations of the J.D. Admissions Office. As such, he works closely with the Assistant Dean for Admissions and International Programs to build a diverse, well-rounded, incoming class that is not only ready to handle the rigors of a legal education, but also passionate about the profession of law. Mr. McInnis earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Florida and his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar and a committee representative for the Law School Admission Council’s Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process Subcommittee. Email:

Kimberly Wilkes, Assistant Director of Admissions

Ms. Wilkes assists students during all phases of the application process. From partnering with pre-law advisors and undergraduate pre-law groups to meeting with both prospective and admitted students, and their guests, when they visit MSU Law, Ms. Wilkes works to ensure that all interested individuals have the information they need and desire regarding the MSU Law community. She serves as the MSU College of Social Science liaison for the Pre-Law Mentorship program and serves on the MSU Law Diversity Task Force. Ms. Wilkes has been a member of the MSU Law family since 2012, but a Spartan for much longer. She earned two bachelor’s degrees from MSU, is currently working on a master’s degree at MSU, and is a Certified Meeting Professional. Email:

Theresa Allen, Admissions Application Coordinator

Ms. Allen coordinates and manages the processing of all J.D. applications for the Office of Admissions. She works closely with the Assistant Dean and members of the Admissions Committee to ensure that applications are reviewed in a timely manner. She also is responsible for the preparation of admission decision letters and reports. Ms. Allen has been a member of the Admissions staff since 2000. Email:

Lauren Dennis-Bucholz, Admissions Coordinator

Lauren Dennis-Bucholz facilitates connections between admitted students and MSU Law. Through coordinating individual visits for our admitted students and their guests to event planning to facilitating conversations with faculty, staff, and current students for admitted students, Ms. Dennis-Bucholz helps ensure admitted students have access to the information they need before beginning law school. She also oversees the Student Ambassador program. Ms.Dennis-Bucholz previously worked in admissions and event planning at a graduate school in Ohio before returning to her home state of Michigan. She grew up near Lansing and has always been a Spartan at heart. Email: