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Michigan State University College of Law

Michigan State University College of LawMichigan State University College of Law is located in the state of Michigan. As one of the leading law programs, Michigan State University College of Law has a high average LSAT score of 153-159 when recruiting new students. As a return, the median starting salary for law graduates reaches $70,000 per year. See the following table for detailed admissions information and career profiles of Michigan State University College of Law.

Michigan State University is abbreviated for MSU: https://www.abbreviationfinder.org/acronyms/msu_michigan-state-university.html

Admissions: Michigan State University

Fall 2019 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 2,736
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,266
Overall acceptance rate 46.3%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 288
Number of full-time program applicants 2,547
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,214
Full-time acceptance rate 47.7%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 264
Number of part-time program applicants 189
Number of part-time program acceptances 52
Part-time acceptance rate 27.5%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 24
Fall 2019 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.07-3.61
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-159
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.09-3.61
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 153-159
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.67-3.53
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 144-153

Careers: Michigan State University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2018 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MI
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 83.7%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 82.0%
Class of 2018 Graduates
Total graduates 319
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.5%
Starting Salaries of 2018 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $45,000
Median private sector starting salary $70,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $100,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 24%
Median public service starting salary $43,750
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2018)
Percent employed in academia 6.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 23.0%
Percent employed in government 10.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.0%
Percent employed in law firms 48.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 2.0%
2018 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 55%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 4%
Number of states where graduates are employed 32
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 5.5%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 63.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 2.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 9.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.5%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 4.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 5.0%
Employment location unknown 4.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Career Services Office at MSU Law provides programming, advising, and networking for students and alumni. A database of over 4,000 employer contacts and an alumni base of over 8,000 practitioners serve as resources for graduates. One-on-one meetings are held with every 1L to chart their career path. Students then have a "personal" adviser throughout school and until they are employed.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 59.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 20.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 13.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 4.0%

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