April 16, 2008


Students Represent Law College at National Women Law Students Leadership Summit

Hansen and Walker Serve as MSU Law Delegates at Conference

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University College of Law second-year students Kristiné M. Hansen and Melissa Walker represented the Law College as Delegates at the National Women Law Students Leadership Summit April 4-5 in New York City. The Leadership Summit was held by Ms. J.D., a national nonprofit organization, and its purpose was to bring together law students from around the country to form a national organization of women law students.

The event was attended by more than 100 students from over 60 law schools with representatives in attendance from over 30 states. Elections within the newly formed national organization were held and Hansen and Walker were elected to serve on the Outreach committee and Networking committee, respectively. Hansen was elected to be the Regional Chair for the Midwest Region.

The delegates also voted to call their new national organization Ms. J.D. National Women Law Students Organization and, going forward, Michigan State University College of Law will be part of the Midwest region of this dynamic and energized national group.

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and was devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining a small school culture. For more information about the Law College, visit


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