Applying to the Institute
Applications are accepted in March of each year and every applicant is interviewed for the program. Decisions are made based on applications, resumes, statements of purpose, writing samples, personal interviews, and interest and aptitude for litigation. Students must be in good academic standing to apply to the Institute. Students must also complete at least 24 credits before beginning the program. Students must be available to take the classes as they are scheduled.
The Bernard J. Fieger and Walter E. Oberer Scholarships are available to the most promising students in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. The Scholarships are automatically renewable as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above).
There is no restriction on the number of certificate programs you may pursue, however, each student must meet the individual requirements for each program.
Additionally, many Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute students are active in Law Review, Moot Court, and the MSU Law Clinical Programs. Obviously each student needs to assume the requisite time and commitments for each activity. Otherwise, there are no limitations or restrictions on participating in more than one program.