Mandatory classes occupy half of the required credit hours for graduation; the curriculum deviates from the traditional first-year core with an additional business enterprises class. Its collaboration with MSU allows the school to offer 12 formal dual degree programs with other departments across the university, including forestry, labor relations, and urban and regional planning. MSU also has a joint JD/LLB program, training students to practice in the U.S. and Canada, in which participants split their time between MSU Law and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.
MSU Law's alumni network is particularly strong in the upper Midwest and Canada, and most grads take jobs in Michigan. The school maintains graduate housing near the school, a perk many law students snatch up. The social atmosphere of the school has all the elements of a Big 10 school--a focus on sports and bars--and MSU Law has plenty of student organizations to choose from.