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Career Advancement

The MSU Law Career Services Office (CSO) plays an integral role in our students’ professional development. Working one-on-one and in-group settings, CSO staff members identify the assortment of career options that are available and help students develop and execute strategies to obtain their first professional positions.

MSU Law graduates who focused their studies on IP law have accepted employment at law firms and corporations across the U.S. and throughout the world. Those graduates who have focused on patent law and who have an engineering or science background have achieved particular success, with many earning an entry-level salary of between $75,000 and $150,000.

Law College students will benefit from a vast network of alumni practicing in intellectual property and communications law. Following is a sample list of employers that have hired MSU Law IPIC program graduates:

  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Artz & Artz
  • Baker & Daniels
  • Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC
  • Bliss McGlynn, P.C
  • Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione
  • Brooks & Kushman, P.C.
  • Brown, Martin, Haller & McClain
  • Butzel Long, P.C.
  • Cahill, von Hellens & Glazer, PLC
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
  • Clark Hill PLC
  • Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Faegre & Benson LLP
  • Fish & Richardson P.C.
  • Foley & Lardner
  • Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Getronics
  • Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C.
  • Howrey LLP
  • Ice Miller
  • Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP
  • Killworth, Gottman, Hagan & Schaeff, LLP
  • Krieg DeVault LLP
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton
  • Merchant & Gould
  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC
  • NCR Corporation
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
  • Price, Heneveld, Cooper, DeWitt & Litton, LLP
  • Reising Ethington Barnes Kisselle, P.C.
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Sughrue Mion, PLLC
  • UBS PaineWebber Inc.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Wells St. John P.S.
  • Young & Basile, P.C.

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