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Michigan State Law School

Rank 91 (USNWR 2022)
156
Median LSAT
3.59
Median GPA
48.1%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Michigan State Law School
  • Michigan State University
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Michigan State Law School is a law school located in East Lansing, Michigan. The school was ranked 91 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Michigan State Law School is approximately 234.

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

Admissions email: admiss@law.msu.edu

Admissions phone: 517.432.6963

Can I get into Michigan State Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Michigan State Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 153 156 158
GPA 3.31 3.59 3.74
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1413 47
# Admissions offers 679 -
Class size 234 70
% Accepted 48.0% 36
% Yield 33.1% 60

During the 2022 application cycle, 1,413 people applied and 679 were offered admission.

Michigan State University has a 1L class size of 234, and yield of 33.14%. 225 out of 679 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 33.14% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Michigan State University has a median LSAT of 156. The 25th percentile LSAT is 153 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 158.

The median GPA is 3.59. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.31 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.74.

Michigan State Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 149 applicants for the 2021-2022 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?

$45,676.00
Tuition
45th percentile
$41,116.00
In-state tuition
$68,044.00
CoA
43rd percentile
81.20%
Grads with debt
$99,610.00
Average debt
$62,500.00
Salary, 25th %
$70,000.00
Salary
$52,000.00
PI Salary
45.80%
Employment rate
79.10%
Bar pass rate

Cost of attending Michigan State Law School

In 2022, tuition was $45,676 and the annual cost of attending was $68,044 (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 $70,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $52,000.

53.4% of law graduates from Michigan State University go directly to work for law firms, while 10.1% clerk for a judge. 10.6% of graduates go into public interest.

79.1% 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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just went UR1 today
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hi! has anyone heard back yet?
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went URII today
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haven't heard back.
5280USDAChoice
10:47
Date change today (11/21)
Date change for me too today 11/21
MeltedPresentNibbler
12:42
date change 11/21! anyone have any ideas?
MeltedPresentNibbler
13:07
any predictions on first wave?
I predict a wave tomorrow. Though not sure msu usually comes out with waves
ForgetfulSedatedOcelot
12:52
Mine also changed to 11/21 yesterday! Looking at past years though it doesn't look like they start sending out decisions until December, not sure if a wave is coming today
Any wave predictions?
any more news about future waves?
5280USDAChoice
9:08
early wave last year was 12/10
5280USDAChoice
9:08
this year has been slower for every school, so i'd guess mid to late december if not first week of january
5280USDAChoice
9:09
lsat scores are down in the MSU band so they are probably stalling to get a better picture of the applicant pool
What do u mean by msu's lsat band is down?