MSU College of Law

Tailor Your Legal Education

Building on a century-long tradition of academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration, Michigan State Law offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to balance both theory and practice.

MSU Law’s first-year curriculum embodies a 21st-century approach to legal education, with expanded opportunities for practical skill development.

Following your first year, a robust menu of elective courses enables you to shape your legal education based on your individual goals and interests.

The flexibility of the MSU Law program allows you to develop expertise from among 14 focus areas including corporate law, environmental law, family law, intellectual property law, litigation, and more.

Beyond the classroom, further set yourself apart with practical experience through the MSU Law Legal Clinic’s expansive roster of clinical programs. Sharpen your skills in a supportive environment as you service real clients with real problems.

In addition to your legal studies in a particular area of law, consider maximizing your marketability and gaining extra return on your investment with another graduate degree. Dual degree programs, such as the U.S.-Canadian Dual J.D. program with the University of Ottawa and the M.B.A. program with MSU’s nationally ranked business school, help differentiate you as a candidate with interdisciplinary expertise.

The Michigan State Law program will challenge your intellect, broaden your experience, and prepare you for a successful and rewarding career.