The Application Process

Create an Account or Login to Your Applicant Portal

The online application portal allows you to begin your application, save your work at any time and return to your application later. All information is transmitted through a secure server and kept confidential. The portal is used to check on the receipt of supporting materials, updates and the decision status.

Gather Your Materials

The following items are required when submitting your application:

  • Educational Background
    • Compile a list of all colleges and universities in reverse chronological order (most recent first) and unofficial transcripts (electronic or student copy) for each institution attended.
  • Employment Background
    • Compile a list of all employers and companies you have worked with in reverse chronological order (most recent first). Include the company name, start and end dates, and title for each employer.
  • Current Resume or CV
    • Review your current resume or CV to ensure it is current. This is a required document and is uploaded through the applicant portal.
  • References
    • Be prepared to enter the name, title, phone number and email address of three references.

Conduct Questions

The American Bar Association requires each law school applicant to answer a series of questions on personal conduct. Be prepared to submit an explanation for any question to which you answer yes. Answering yes to a conduct question does NOT automatically result in a denial of application.

Write your Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose should explain why you wish to join the Global Food Law Program, how you believe the program will assist you in reaching your personal and professional goals, and what benefits you would contribute to the program.

Send Your English Proficiency Test Scores

All non-native English speakers from countries other than the United States, Canada, Australia or the United Kingdom are required to submit an English proficiency test score. English proficiency test score waivers may be requested if you attended a college or university where at least two years of instruction was delivered completely in English.

Contact Your References

Letters of recommendation are submitted electronically through the applicant portal. Be prepared to enter the name, phone number and email address of three references.

Letters of recommendation should be completed by individuals who can provide specific information on your intellect and professional skills and abilities. Employment related recommendations are encouraged. It is not necessary to submit an academic reference and letters from family members will not be accepted. In lieu of a traditional letter of recommendation, you may send your recommender our Recommendation Form to complete. Please note, whether recommenders submit a letter of recommendation or our Recommendation Form (PDF), it will need to be uploaded via the link sent to them by the MSU Application system.

Official transcripts are required from all degree-granting institutions attended.

Submit your application

The application fee is required to officially submit your application for admission.

Login and Check the Status of Your Application

Communication regarding outstanding items and next steps, including the admission is available inside the applicant portal. Log into the portal using the same email address used when you created your applicant portal.