Michigan State University College of Law

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School Overview

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.

Michigan State University-College of Law Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (517) 432-6800
Website: www.law.msu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://os.lsac.org/Release/Logon/Access.aspx
Address: 648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 368, East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 777
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 714 (92% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $0
Out-of-state Tuition: $0
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: %
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $0

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Michigan State University-College of Law Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Michigan State University-College of Law.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Legal Professions and Studies 3
Grand total 3

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Michigan State University-College of Law and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0
Books and supplies $0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $22,532
Out-of-state $22,532

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 0 %
Grant or scholarship aid 0 % $0
Student loan aid 0 % $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 0 % $0
Federal student loans 0 % $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Michigan State University-College of Law. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Michigan State University-College of Law students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Michigan State University-College of Law Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 777
Undergraduate enrollment 0
Graduate enrollment 777

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Michigan State University-College of Law Accreditation

This institution is accredited by

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools

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