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Andrew Schellhammer

J.D. Candidate ’14 | Johnstown, PA
Penn State University | Finance
“MSU College of Law is a tight-knit community of students who are willing to help each other.”
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What is your experience with MSU Law?
One of our strengths is our librarians. They are willing to help you find cases, statutes, or anything you need. Another strength is the experienced faculty. They are very knowledgeable in their fields, and some of the best teachers I have ever had.

Describe your relationship with fellow classmates and faculty.
MSU College of Law is a tight-knit community of students who are willing to help each other even though they are competing against one another. When it comes to the faculty, I have developed great professional and personal relationships. I know I can go to them whenever I need help in school, or just to talk. They have offered to write letters of recommendation as well as helped me rewrite my résumé. Some of the faculty even go so far as to invite you into their home at the beginning of each semester to get to know everyone. 

Describe your experience in the Investor’s Relations Clinic. 
I have not started my work with the clinic yet, but I anticipate it will give me necessary skills: client interviewing/relations, experience with ADR processes, teaching small seminars, and handling multiple cases at once.

Tell us about your involvement in Law Review, the Tax Law Society, and Business Law Society. How has participation in these organizations contributed to your education or employment?
With the Tax Law and Business Law societies, I was able to meet other students with similar interests. I came from out of state and did not know anyone here, so that was very important to me. Being a part of Law Review enabled me to write more effectively and how to use the Bluebook with precision. Law Review has singlehandedly got me into interviews on more than one occasion. Having Law Review on your résumé speaks volumes. Some employers will not even consider you unless you have journal experience like the kind you get on Law Review.

What does the MSU name mean for your legal education? 
Having the Michigan State University name is very important. Instantly, when you tell someone where you go to school, they know the good academic reputation of the school.


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