Global Food Law Guest Students

Be Our Guest

The Global Food Law Program offers over 20 food law courses designed to meet the needs of students, industry and regulators. We welcome you to join us as a guest student in any of our courses.

Interested in taking a single course rather than pursuing a master’s degree?

Join us as a guest student and gain cutting edge knowledge that can be applied immediately. Guest students participate in courses alongside our degree seeking students and are held to the same academic standards. All Global Food Law students pay the same tuition rate (Currently $950 USD per credit) and have access to the same university resources.

Not sure if you’re up to the rigor of a master’s program on top of life’s other responsibilities?

Take the first step and begin with a single course. Many students currently pursuing their Masters of Jurisprudence or Masters of Law in Global Food Law began by taking an individual course. Once in the program, most go on to apply to pursue the master’s degree. Up to six credits earned as a Global Food Law guest student can be transferred to a MSU College of Law Global Food Law master’s degree.

Interested in transferring credits to another university?

Students interested in having an MSU College of Law Global Food Law course transferred to a degree program at another university should work with their major advisor to secure a letter of approval to enroll in the course. Questions on how to facilitate this process can be directed to foodlaw@law.msu.edu.

How do I apply?

The application process is free and easy. Gather the materials listed below and then log in to complete your application. The following items are required and submitted as part of your online application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Copy of Bar Card (as applicable)
  • Dean’s Letter of Authorization (as applicable)

When do I apply?

Application deadlines are dependent on the semester you will be joining us:

Semester Application Deadline Start Date
FALL Semester August 1 Late August
SPRING Semester December 1 Early January
SUMMER Semester April 1 Early May

What Happens Next?

The Admissions Committee meets twice a month. The applicant portal allows you to logon at any point to see the status of your application. Global Food Law staff are available to help answer your questions before, during and after your course. Reach out to us as needed. Once admitted, an advisor will hold a short phone call with you to ensure they are enrolled, ready and able to being the first day of courses.