Michigan State Law School

Rank 108 (USNWR 2024)
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Also known as

  • Michigan State Law School
  • Michigan State University

Michigan State Law School is a law school located in East Lansing, Michigan. The school was ranked 108 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Michigan State Law School is approximately 212.

Admissions website: https://www.law.msu.edu/admissions/index.html

Admissions email: admiss@law.msu.edu

Admissions phone: 517.432.6963

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Michigan State Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 153 157 159
GPA 3.15 3.52 3.76
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1449 50
# Admissions offers 636 -
Class size 212 69
% Accepted 43.9% 46
% Yield 32.7% 62

During the 2024 application cycle, 1,449 people applied and 636 were offered admission.

Michigan State University has a 1L class size of 212, and yield of 32.70%. 208 out of 636 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 32.70% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Michigan State University has a median LSAT of 159. The 25th percentile LSAT is 157 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 161.

The median GPA is 3.55. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.25 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.77.

Michigan State Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 175 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Michigan State Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Michigan State Law School

In 2024, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $24,392 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Michigan State Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Michigan State University make $75,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $57,008.

54.7% of law graduates from Michigan State University go directly to work for law firms, while 5.5% clerk for a judge. 13.3% of graduates go into public interest.

73.0% of Michigan State University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Michigan State Law School

The Michigan State University College of Law is an independent, private law school academically integrated with Michigan State University (MSU), one of the top universities in the world. MSU has one of the largest international student populations in the country, with more than 15 percent hailing from other countries.

The relationship with MSU means that MSU Law students get all the benefits of a small, student-centered law college, while also enjoying the resources of a distinguished Big Ten university. MSU Law students truly have the best of both worlds. This relationship also allows MSU Law international students to fully participate in an amazing assortment of extracurricular experiences, from cheering on the Spartan football team with 100,000 other fans on a Saturday afternoon, to seeing a Broadway show across the street from the Law College at the MSU Wharton Center, to joining any one of MSU’s 500+ student organizations.

MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and well-respected scholars. The Law College curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and the facility is equipped with the latest technology—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers. With a focus on technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship within the legal profession, MSU Law courses give students an advantage in the modern legal marketplace.

Though researching and publishing on critical legal issues, MSU Law professors maintain a focus on teaching. These distinguished professors make a point of being accessible to their students, and provide mentoring and personal attention to those they teach.

Accessibility and community don’t just happen in the classroom at MSU Law. The college hosts regular lunches and events for international students, including a special Thanksgiving feast, weekly lunches, and unique academic support programs. The LLM and MJ Student Association offers its own wide range of programming, from socials off-campus to panel discussions about current events.

Benefits of attending MSU Law continue after graduation, as our graduates join a global network of more than 500,000 alumni. Around the globe, across the nation, throughout Michigan, or on campus, the MSU Law community supports you as you make your mark on the world. Our alumni are doing just that. Whether judges at the bench in Turkey and the Philippines, intellectual property specialists in Brazil or China, transactional attorneys in Indonesia or Japan, or law professors in Poland and Iraqi Kurdistan, our graduates are making an impact.

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its hard to say no to that money.. 4k a year for tuition
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@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: I'm from Michigan and knew several people that went there, visited many times but never went to the law college specifically
@radd: are you going to the open house day april 4?
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@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: Its April 5, right? If so, then I'm going to try to get work off. Are you going?
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Just got it off, so I will plan on going
yes i will be there and yeah youre right its that friday, my flight up is the 4th
their grade curve is really nice also
@radd: i thought on it, im going to put my seat deposit now. What are you doing for housing? Owen Hall or off campus? If youre looking for a roommate pls lmk. I really do not want to room with an underclassmen
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@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: Yooo! Congrats. I am definitely looking for a roommate; I'll DM you on disc
Michigan just jumped to the top of my status checker
Good Luck! I cannot wait to attend. I am thrilled.
I submitted my app yesterday. It went to complete today. Is that good or bad? lol
michigan wya
"Decision Email Sent"
how long to receive it?
usually a few hours
@OJDidntDoIt: why are you applying so late into the cycle?
@OJDidntDoIt: if you applied back in november you certainly were getting a full ride if not a stipend.
@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: I'm a non-traditional. Been out of school a handful of years and decided late to take the leap lol. I know I handicapped myself applying so late
does anyone know anything about Owen hall? im likely staying there. the 9 month lease looks nice. I can spend the summer back home workinga s im uot of state but if its gross or loud i dont want to live there
@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: got a full ride plus stipend anyway lol
any movement on wait list after seat deposit deadline on 6/1?
I got my A in 6/5, so I’m assuming they’re starting to move things along
just got accepted off the waitlist! received the waitlist email on 6/3, sent my letter of cont. interest same day, got a courtesy call from the director today saying that im in :)
I got my "high priority" WL email on 4/11, emailed my LOCI on 5/23 and still haven't heard bad, so that's disheartening :(
*Heard back
Got waitlisted in November and sent multiple locis I pray to god they let me in 🤞🏼
Update: I got a call from admissions on 6/26, paid my deposit and am starting in the fall 😭
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