Student Opportunities

PS 328: "Moot Court"
This three-credit hour class consists of the application of a substantive hypothetical case problem each year. Students will read and brief actual cases, and prepare oral and written arguments for a yearly competition.  The class teaches essential skills for prelaw and criminal justice students, including critical thinking, analytical writing, and rhetorical skills.  The class includes substantive written assignments, collaborative learning, graded evaluation, and requisite attendance.

PS 230 / “Exploring the Legal Profession”
This one credit-hour class (typically scheduled to meet on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:50 p.m. during the Fall, Term) addresses various aspects related to law school. Topics include admissions, financial aid, LSAT preparation, careers in lawyering; etc. Law school representatives, lawyers, SVSU alumni who have / are attending Law School, and others will visit the class and offer their insights and knowledge about law school and/or lawyering. The class is open to all SVSU students who might be interested in Law School. Students can be pursuing a majoring and/or minor in any field. (Even though it is a PS class, it’s not restricted to PS students.) The only requirement for taking the class is to have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours prior to taking the class. [Please Note: THIS IS NOT A CLASS FOR PREPARING TO TAKE THE LSAT! This is a class about law school and lawyering!]

Law Club of SVSU

The Law Club of Saginaw Valley State University was first organized in 2008 and consists of students interested in attending law school, or students interested in law for other careers such as criminal justice and business law.  The club focuses on helping students to prepare for legal careers through activities such as moot court, volunteering for the Saginaw County Mock Trial program for high school students, meeting informally with legal professionals and sponsoring law related speakers for the university.  Meetings are held bi-weekly.

Law School Forum
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) annually sponsors a Law School Forum in Chicago, IL. The Forum provides an opportunity for prospective law students to visit with representatives from over 160 law schools located in the U.S. and Canada.