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  • First Amendment Law Clinic

    Location:

    610 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The First Amendment Law Clinic offers First Amendment workshops and pro bono legal services to school journalism programs throughout Michigan. Clinic students assist student journalists and faculty struggling with a variety of legal issues including permissible use of social media, student press censorship, copyright and trademark infringement, access to government records, and invasion of privacy issues.

  • Housing Law Clinic Services

    Location:

    610 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    The Housing Law Clinic at the Michigan State University College of Law is a multifaceted law school clinic committed to providing the low to moderate income residents of Michigan with legal advocacy on housing and related consumer problems or issues in a variety of ways. Our topic areas for advocacy and reform include: landlord-tenant, housing discrimination, public housing, subsidized housing, land contracts, land use, foreclosures, affordable housing, and homeownership.

  • Immigration Law Clinic

    Location:

    610 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The Immigration Law Clinic engages students with immigrant communities through direct client representation and systemic advocacy for vulnerable populations that are otherwise unable to obtain legal representation. The Immigration Clinic provides opportunities for students to experience the practice of law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program that both prepares them for the practice of law and enables them to critically assess social justice issues. Students learn while being actively engaged as important community resources.

  • Indigenous Law & Policy Center Services

    Location:

    Law College Building, 648 North Shaw Lane, Room 405B, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Indigenous Law & Policy Center is the heart of the MSU Law Indigenous Law Program. The Center has two goals: to train law students to work with Indian Country, and to provide services to institutional clients such as Indian tribes, tribal courts, and other tribal organizations on a wide variety of legal and policy questions.

  • Ingham County Adolescent Project (MSUAP)

    Location:

    The program takes place in the youth family's home and neighborhood.

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Adolescent Project (in collaboration with Ingham County Circuit Court) has provided quality advocacy services to youth in Ingham County since 1976. Michigan State University trains undergraduate students as advocates to provide a strength-based intervention to youth who are referred by the Ingham County Circuit Court. The primary goal of MSUAP is to help youth avoid future involvement with the juvenile justice system. Advocates design intervention programs tailored to each youth's strengths, skills/abilities and unmet needs. The goals are accomplished by providing the youth with an oppurtunity to gain access to community resources, partake in civic engagement, etc.

  • Judicial Administration Online Credit Certificate Program

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice offers the Judicial Administration Certificate Program, which consists of twelve graduate credits. In addition to the subject matter addressed in the noncredit certificate, the credit-bearing certificate also includes multi-disciplinary theories, methods, and practices applied to judicial system operations, mandates, problems, and challenges experienced by courts operating in complex and diversified societies.

  • Judicial Administration Online Master of Science Degree

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice offers an online, 30-credit Master of Science in Judicial Administration. Courses address emerging issues and trends in judicial administration in the United States and globally, as well as the theories, methods, and practices deemed to be critically important for the administration of courts.  Students can complete this master of science degree program in 24 months.

  • Judicial Administration Online Noncredit Certificate Program

    Description:

    The Judicial Administration noncredit certificate program is designed to give participants the opportunity to build upon existing professional skills and gain basic knowledge and skills in judicial administration that can be readily applied in the court environment.

    The program is comprised of sixty contact hours of instruction plus a capstone experience based on the NACM core competencies. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion within five years of the start date. Students who complete this program can apply the certificate toward credit-bearing courses or transfer those credits to a bachelor's or master's degree at another academic institution, if approved by that academic institution.

  • Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

    Location:

    610 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The MSU College of Law Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic is a free legal-aid clinic that provides legal services to low-income taxpayers who are in controversy with the Internal Revenue Service and educational services relating to tax matters to those for whom English is a second language. We will arrange to meet with clients at other times on an as-needed basis.  The Tax Clinic also provides important tax-related legal services to indigent Michigan taxpayers.  At the same time, the Tax Clinic offers an excellent clinical education program for MSU College of Law students, extending learning beyond the classroom for the benefit of the community.

  • Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal

    Description:

    This quarterly Journal is an official publication of the State Bar of Michigan Children's Law Section. It provides timely information on current topics in child welfare and child legal policy.

  • Oil and Gas Leasing Resources

    Location:

    Please see the website below.

    Description:

    Since 2010, there has been renewed interest in oil and gas exploration in Michigan. This page is designed to help landowners and local officials learn more about oil and gas leasing, the issues related to oil and natural gas exploration and sources of information.

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