Legal Profession

The Pipeline to the Legal Profession: Perspectives from Michigan State University College of Law

Abigail A. Rury, University of Iowa


Part I of this papter will examine MSU Law's unique history and the demographics of its current students. Part II will discuss the methodology and the survey results, analyzing students' reactions to classroom teaching methods and faculty and student relationships. Part II will also study why men and women students are not developing mentoring relationships with MSU Law faculty, administrators, or staff. Finally, Part III will discuss the survey's implications on law practice, propose solutions to change classroom dynamics, and suggest ways to increase student engagement at MSU Law.