Louis Barnet appreciates MSU College of Law’s many extracurricular options. “You cannot go a day without seeing several club tables eagerly trying to sign students up,” he said. “Students have a very broad selection of clubs and activities to choose from.”
Louis originally hails from Virginia, and he was apprehensive when he first heard about the competitive atmosphere of law school. However, at MSU, he made friends with students from Massachusetts, California, Washington, and Texas. “I realized I was not an outsider,” he said. “MSU Law has an incredibly diverse student body from across the United States as well as the world. It was truly eye-opening to me to work so well with so many different types of people. The diverse student body of MSU is my favorite attribute of our great school.”
Though he described 1L year as a bit of a culture shock, Louis found support in the Academic Success Program and from Teaching Assistants. “The Academic Success Program gives you a plan for the semester, how to get organized, and how to prepare for exams,” he said. “TA’s zealously review professor’s lectures through labs or their office hours. These two options—which are things I am truly grateful for—open up a world of opportunity to help to students.”
Outside of schoolwork, Louis joined the Jewish Legal Society (JLS). “Being a member of the JLS allowed me to participate in the Jewish community within the law school. Classes keep me extremely busy, but having JLS allows me to keep a foot in the door in the Jewish community,” he said.