Michigan State University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.61 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 13 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 50,340 (39,090 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,436 in-state; $34,260 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

MSU Law is a good value if you 1) have a generous scholarship and 2) intend to practice in Michigan or in an area where MSU has a good reputation. I was fortunate enough to make connections with people in places where I plan to practice thanks to my law clerk position (which MSU Law helped me land). The school's location near the state's capital is ideal, and the legal opportunities are endless if you are open minded and willing. To be frank, East Lansing and Lansing don't have much to offer in terms of a nightlife/social life, but it's not a metropolitan area, so I've learned to accept it for what it is. Besides, the environment is more conducive to studying. Attending MSU Law is truly what you make of it; take interesting courses but make sure you're well-equipped for the bar, gain legal experience by taking advantage of the school's location, and build strong and genuine connections with your peers, professors, and employers.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

MSU-College of Law is in a unique position to propel forward, but as a program it needs to update as well as improve some of its basic components to make them student-centered.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: -Great professors -supportive staff -small close knit community -the tuition is pretty affordable compared to other law schools -cost of living in East Lansing -plenty of shopping and places to eat Cons: - on campus parking is limited -some of the required courses are not required for the bar and I felt like my money was wasted -sometimes the internet is really slow, but that is only because so many people have their devices and cellphones on the network -small college town so if you're looking for entertainment (if you have the free time) you are limited bars filled with undergrads
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, I really enjoyed my time at MSU College of Law. The professors are very friendly and the staff is always willing to help. I think MSU has a great variety of programs such as Trial Practice Institute, Clinics, Certifications, Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, etc. compared to other law schools.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

MSU Law has a great program with great faculty. The professors are always accessible when needed and they truly want you to receive a good education. Most will go to any lengths to ensure the students understand the material. I have a good group of friends and support system here and they make the stresses of law school more bearable.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

I thoroughly enjoy going to Michigan State University College of Law. I respect and appreciate the availability of faculty and staff and enjoy my classes and learning new things everyday. However, since it is in a big undergraduate town, transportation and parking are not easy to come by and cost of living is expensive. I like the curricula at this Law College and enjoy the people I have met there.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the MSU law program is that it provides a lot of resources for students to grow as a law student and future practicing lawyer. It has an academic success program that provides an opportunity for students struggling with the first year classes to get extra help and more one on one practice questions and tutoring sessions. Along with this, the law school provides several law clinics such as small business law clinic, immigration law clinic, housing clinic and many more. Through these clinics students get a hands on experience with interviewing clients and case handling. Along with the pros, the cons of Msu law program is that it does not provide enough school based scholarship opportunities for second and third year students. As students take more credits during these years it would be very helpful to be given an opportunity with scholarship awards based on application and not just grades.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

The staff is extremely supportive and the College of Law provides so many resources that are helpful to all students: even before the first day of classes.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The coursework is challenging, but the instructors are very well versed in their areas of expertise and able to explain the subjects with ease.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Michigan State University College of Law is a great program. The school has a fantastic Dean who is pushing the school to new heights. The faculty is great with a number of experts in particular areas of law. It is a fantastic school and the value of my education has increased every year I have been there.
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