Michigan State University College of Law

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The Michigan State University College of Law, formerly known as the Detroit College of Law, is a privately owned and operated law school in East Lansing, Michigan. While affiliated with Michigan State University, the college is an independent law school. The school was founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and is well known for being the first law school in Detroit, and the second in Michigan.

In an effort to enhance its reputation and improve its academic offering, in 1995 Detroit College of Law decided to align itself with Michigan State University and changed its name to Michigan State University College of Law. Two years later, in 1997, the school relocated its campus to East Lansing to be closer to the Michigan State University (MSU) campus. The affiliation with MSU has benefited the law college in several ways, one of which was the development of a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program.

MSU College of Law is one of only two independent law schools in the United States to be directly affiliated with a major university. The colleges name was officially changed to MSU College of Law in April of 2004.

General Information

368 Law College Bldg, East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Main Number:(517) 432-6800
Web Address:www.law.msu.edu
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:Master’s degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:969 (0 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:8 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $34,950
In-state Student Fees $200
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $34,950
Out-of-state Student Fees $200


All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 354
Legal Studies, General 354
Advanced Legal Research/studies, General
Law 354
Programs For Foreign Lawyers
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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