Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

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mrfixit915
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Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby mrfixit915 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:22 pm

157 LSAT
3.7 GPA
I am from NC and want to attend UNC or Wake, Campbell is my backup. I recently received a recruiting phone call from someone at MSU offering a high amount of potential financial aid (paying for law school myself). I never applied or showed any interest in attending before now. So my question is basically, how is MSU school of law? I've read up on the history (detroit school of law is what it used to be called). Is it a good law school? Does it have national recognition (I am not sure how the prospect of living in michigan for the rest of my life sounds)? Any knowledge you wise TLS gurus can bestow upon me is helpful.
Thanks

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby Nova » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:26 pm

mrfixit915 wrote:157 LSAT
3.7 GPA
I am from NC and want to attend UNC or Wake, Campbell is my backup. I recently received a recruiting phone call from someone at MSU offering a high amount of potential financial aid (paying for law school myself). I never applied or showed any interest in attending before now. So my question is basically, how is MSU school of law? I've read up on the history (detroit school of law is what it used to be called).

1.is it a good law school?
2. Does it have national recognition (I am not sure how the prospect of living in michigan for the rest of my life sounds)?
Any knowledge you wise TLS gurus can bestow upon me is helpful.
Thanks

1. No. Its the 3rd best school in a depressing state.
2. No. MSU only has national recognition with regard to college basketball.


Moving across the country to attend a TT in a state you have no ties in is always a bad idea.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby xylocarp » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:27 pm

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=msu
Everyone here is going to tell you to retake.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby Nova » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:28 pm

^yeah

Retake the lsat to get into UNC/Wake with a scholarship

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby sparty99 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:56 pm

Yes. You should know it sucks. Michigan State as a university has national recognition. It's law program, however, does not.

You will be unemployed, unless you finish top 5-10%.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby sparty99 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:59 pm

Also: are you a URM? If so, you will be accepted into several T50's with money. The higher your retake, the higher your odds at getting into a T25 with significant money.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:17 pm

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=msu

39.2% employment score. That's pretty much all you need to know.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby mr. wednesday » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:49 pm

If you are going to attend a lower ranked school (and unless you retake the LSAT you will be), never ever ever go to a school that's located somewhere you don't want to live. You'll be lucky to find a job locally from Michigan state, but if you don't want to be in Detroit, go somewhere else. UNC would be a much better choice.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby mrfixit915 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:11 pm

thanks for the responses guys. I appreciate the help.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby timbs4339 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:13 pm

Unless you cured cancer or ended a war, any time a law school calls you up unsolicited it should be a huge red flag. Common sense.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby Louis1127 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:18 pm

They publish a scholarship chart, which I give them HUGE props for. I wish every school did that. Listen to everyone else on here, but check out this chart if you havent already: http://www.law.msu.edu/admissions/Scholarships-2014.pdf

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby HYSenberg » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:21 pm

I unsubscribed from their emails yet continued to receive them--I had to mark as spam. They're persistent; I'll give them that.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby IpleadtheFiF » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:43 am

Nova wrote:Retake the lsat to get into UNC/Wake with a scholarship


Pleasepleaseplease retake the LSAT.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby BigZuck » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:42 am

Nova wrote:
mrfixit915 wrote:157 LSAT
3.7 GPA
I am from NC and want to attend UNC or Wake, Campbell is my backup. I recently received a recruiting phone call from someone at MSU offering a high amount of potential financial aid (paying for law school myself). I never applied or showed any interest in attending before now. So my question is basically, how is MSU school of law? I've read up on the history (detroit school of law is what it used to be called).

1.is it a good law school?
2. Does it have national recognition (I am not sure how the prospect of living in michigan for the rest of my life sounds)?
Any knowledge you wise TLS gurus can bestow upon me is helpful.
Thanks

1. No. Its the 3rd best school in a depressing state.
2. No. MSU only has national recognition with regard to college basketball.


Moving across the country to attend a TT in a state you have no ties in is always a bad idea.


Actually surprised its number 3, who is number 2? Wayne State? Or some private school I'm totally overlooking?

Also, the University of Michigan is technically located in the state of Michigan but I'm not sure that it should count as a Michigan law school. Clarence Thomas agrees with me :)

OP- a 10-12 jump on the LSAT would give you a legitimate shot at Duke. Please, please, please retake.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby Nova » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:58 am

Yeah. For the classes of '11/'12, MSU placed 44/42% of grads in lt ft jdr jobs. Wayne placed 51/55%.

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Re: Anything I should know about Michigan State School of Law?

Postby iamgeorgebush » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:18 am

To echo the others, please retake. If you put some effort into studying (check the stickies in the LSAT forum for advice), you could be going to Duke.




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