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MSU Law School Moot Court Ranked #1 in the Nation

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Gavel and Law Books

Michigan State University College of Law has the top-ranked law school moot court program in the United States, according to 2019-2020 data compiled by the University of Houston…

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Ask te Expert: What Happens If POTUS and VPOTUS Catch COVID-19 at the Same Time?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Brian Kalt, professor of law and an expert in constitutional law of the presidency, answers questions about what would happen if the president and vice president of the United…

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Ask the Experts: Avoiding Counterfeit Products When Shopping Online

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Do you expect the hand sanitizer you ordered online to be counterfeit? The hope is that it’s not, but there’s a chance it might be. The current health…

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Ask the Expert: Law Professor Discusses Religion and Government Authority

Monday, April 27, 2020
State Capital, Michigan

Frank Ravitch, professor in the College of Law and Walter Stowers Chair of Law and Religion, answered questions about COVID-19’s impact on the relationship between state and religion….

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Danielle Rogers Selected for Muslim Studies Program Student Research Showcase

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Danielle Rogers Selected for Muslim Studies Program Student Research Showcase

Danielle Rogers, ’20, was selected among applicants from across the university to present in Michigan State University’s 2019 Muslim Studies Program Student Research Showcase. Rogers submitted for the…

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African-Americans More Likely to be Wrongfully Convicted

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Barbara O'Brien

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according…

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MSU Law Student Named Skadden Fellow

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Monica Macias

Monica Macias has become Michigan State University College of Law’s latest Skadden Fellow, the third to hail from MSU Law in the last five years. She will work…

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Are Death Row Cases Plagued with Racial Bias?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Catherine Grosso, Associate Professor of Law, and Barbara O'Brien, Associate Professor of Law, pose on Tuesday October 18, 2016.

Defendants charged with murder in North Carolina from 1990 to 2009 were more than twice as likely to receive the death penalty if the victims were white, Michigan…

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Flashy Language Doesn’t Fly with Supreme Court

Monday, November 21, 2016
Gavel and Law Books

Memo to all attorneys submitting legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court: Be subtle and your chances of winning go up significantly. A new study co-authored by a…

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MSU Law Student Awarded 2016 ‘Best Legal History Paper’

Friday, August 5, 2016
Zoey Mayhew

Zoey Mayhew won the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual award for best legal history paper by an MSU Law student. Her paper explored Michigan’s intestacy laws and…

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