Michigan State Law School

Rank 111 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
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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 111 in 2023 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 2023 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 157. The 25th percentile LSAT is 153 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 159.

The median GPA is 3.52. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.14 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.76.

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

LSD has stats for 179 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.

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

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Cost of attending Michigan State Law School

In 2023, 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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I woke up to an email from the admissions office stating they are currently reviewing my file! My status checker hasn't changed though.
I didn't get an email from admissions, just from my status checker! Hopefully this means we will get decisions soon!
Got the A and a scholly! Two A's in one day!!
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I got a call today!
Congratulations!!! Any scholly?
A and a full tuition+6k scholly here
@ScreamingGryphin: Congratulations!
Similar for me! Full tuition + $4k renewable yearly
under review twice :) Still waiting
went from "review in progress" to "file in review" hopefully I hear from them soon!
Went into Review II on the 18th, don't know how to feel
my application substatus vanished today and now it says "file in review" praying for some good news soon
got a call recently,, 30k a year! if only i wasnt out of state lol
my status just went from "file in review" back to "review in progress" lol
still says file in review w no email or changes yet boo
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i odnt know if i want to live in michigan, honestly not politically aligned but MSU has national rcognition.
does this school negotiate?
not sure, worth a try I'll have to ask a guy I know that's a 3L there
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The status just updated to Under Review for the second time. Did anybody have this happen? 2/6/24
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just saw someone got an A, hopefully we see a wave
File went under review 2/05, today it updated again no email just says file under review
Any updates
anyone get waitlisted here?
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