MSU College of Law

About the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute

The Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute provides second and third-year law students with a two-year curriculum which teaches the fundamental concepts of litigation, trial skills, and professional decorum.

This comprehensive program is taught by experienced trial lawyers from both criminal and civil practice. Admission, limited to up to 64 students each year, is highly competitive. The Institute accepts applications in the spring semester from first-year law students in good academic standing. Each applicant's resume, statement of purpose, writing sample, academic accomplishments, and communication skills are assessed to determine whether the applicant will have the requisite capabilities to be a competent and effective trial lawyer. Successful applicants gain admission to the 15-credit hour certification program at the Law College.