The University of Michigan
An extraordinary law school embedded in an extraordinary university
At the heart of Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan is home to superb faculty in all disciplines, outstanding students from all fifty states and more than 120 foreign countries (and 440,000 living graduates in the U.S. and abroad), one of the nation’s premier research library systems, and one of its largest and best health care complexes – all on a beautiful, functional, and conveniently accessible campus. Michigan students enroll in one of 19 separate schools and colleges on the Ann Arbor campus, and choose from 458 majors and 5,500 courses, plus broad opportunities in independent study. As one of the most highly regarded research universities in the world, Michigan invests nearly $650 million annually in research and support of programs, staff, students, libraries, and collections. The University libraries combined hold approximately 7.5 million volumes and nearly 70,000 serial titles, and their staff frequently hold certification beyond their library degrees; at the Law School, for example, all research librarians are also J.D.s. Many area study centers, including those with which the Law School has close ties, are considered models for academic research. Such centers complement research centers of the Ross School of Business Administration, Law School, School of Public Policy, School of Public Health, School of Natural Resources and Environment, School of Information, School of Social Work, and Department of Economics. Nearly one half of the more than 10,600 degrees awarded last year were graduate degrees, including 616 doctorates. Law School graduate students may elect two graduate level non-law classes from University course offerings for credit toward their law degree in order to take advantage of this extraordinary intellectual resource. In addition, over 800 student organizations as well as hundreds of speakers, symposia, readings, and films, greatly enrich the community.
In addition to its cultural and intellectual offerings, the University’ athletic prowess is legendary, and its football stadium can host 107,000 visitors at each game, besting all other U.S. collegiate venues.