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Andy Ninh

J.D. Candidate, ’14 | Lake Mary, FL
University of Florida | Chemistry
“The Michigan State name is integral for nationwide networking. It is an asset and privilege, from a campus that hosts 50,000 plus students each semester.”
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What is your experience with MSU Law?
The Law College staffs some of the most intelligent and creative minds in legal education. The professors are compassionate about teaching and helping in all aspects. The Law College also provides many opportunities to gain valuable legal experience, as one of its strengths is its vision for the future and ability to innovate.

Describe your experience with the Intellectual Property, Information, and Communications (IPIC)  and Reinvent Law program.
The IPIC program provides opportunities to learn about intellectual property law, and gain real experience. I enjoy appellate oral arguments, and joined the IP Moot Court Team for trademark law. I worked with talented students and practicing IP attorneys to prepare for the annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. My team traveled to Chicago to compete, and it was a rewarding opportunity.

The Reinvent Law program should be considered a flagship of MSU Law. It teaches about combining law, technology, design, and delivery, and changed my view on legal practice. Reinvent Law provides an alternative to traditional law practice and explores entrepreneurial endeavors pertaining to law. It opened doors for me, like being able to travel to California and speak on stage to 400+ attorneys and professionals.   

Tell us about your involvement in Phi Alpha Delta and the IP Law Society. How have these organizations contributed to your education or employment?
It is important to stay well rounded in law school. Both Phi Alpha Delta and the IP Law Society provide networking opportunities, and allowed me to break away from the books. I met attorneys, learned more about the profession, and  had opportunities to volunteer.

What does the MSU name mean for your legal education?
The Michigan State name is integral for nationwide networking. It is an asset and privilege, from a campus that hosts 50,000 plus students each semester. I have met Spartan alumni across the nation who were eager to know about my experiences, and are willing to extend a hand. I landed a job in part because the hiring associate was an MSU Law alumnus, and a mutual contact recommended me.

What is your advice for prospective students?
Being an attorney is more than a good GPA and great law knowledge. You need to work well with others and communicate effectively. Meet your peers, professors, and legal professionals. Take time to indulge in yourself, hit the gym, travel, be social, or communicate with family.


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