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.
|Main Number:||(517) 432-6800|
|Type of Institution:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above|
|Awards Offered:||Master’s degree|
|Campus setting:||Rural: Fringe|
|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||–||–||–||–||–|
|Programs For Foreign Lawyers||–||–||–||–||–|
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