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Aug. 18, 2020

College of Law completes full integration

As a new class of future Spartan lawyers begins its first week of law school, the MSU College of Law also starts a new chapter in its 129-year history by completing its full integration into the university on Aug. 17, 2020.

Prior to the integration, the College of Law had retained its private, financially independent status since starting instruction on MSU’s campus in 1997, though the two institutions grew progressively close over the years. College of Law and MSU leadership committed to the integration in 2018 with the unanimous support of both schools’ governing Boards of Trustees and work began toward full financial, legal and administrative integration. College of Law faculty and staff became MSU employees on Jan. 1, 2020, and the College of Law’s Board of Trustees was dissolved on Aug. 17. The College of Law’s financial reserves were absorbed by the university, and moving forward, operations will be financed in a manner consistent with all other constituent colleges.

Read more on the College of Law website.

By: Kelly Kussmaul