Get Experience

You need to demonstrate that you not only know the law, but that you can apply it.

Every experience you have during law school will help pave the road to finding a fulfilling legal career. Doing legal work will help you to explore specific careers, connect with professionals, build your skills, and enhance your resume.

MSU Law students prepare themselves to practice law by participating in clinics, competitions, externships, journals, and skills-based coursework. 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.

The CSO team will help you to find your best fit from MSU Law’s wide range of experiential learning programs. Meet with an adviser to plan your best approach for gaining the experience you need.

MSU Law Job Postings

Log in to CASE to view hundreds of legal vacancies, a list of additional password-protected national job search engines, and additional career-development resources.

Explore Externships

Need hands-on legal experience and course credit? Pursue an externship.

No matter what you’re interested in – or where you’re going when you graduate – you can build skills and experience as an extern. Externships connect the classroom to the real world of legal practice, providing you with the opportunity to see legal principles in action. Spartan legal externs have served environmental coalitions in Missouri, offered neighborhood legal services in Los Angeles, performed policy work in DC, advocated for veterans in Chicago, defended farm workers in rural Michigan, fought for global human rights at The Hague, and worked for circuit courts in Florida.


Interested in requesting reciprocal services from another law school? Learn more about reciprocity.