As a MSU-DCL student who did well my first year, I am asking myself the same question. MSU has always wanted a law school, and when DCL was looking to move, out of convenience the two schools combined. 8 years later, only a 4 million endownment has improved the phsyical structure of the law school, but the academic reputation remains the smae. Wayne State has a powerful alumni that won't let the state legislature publicly fund the MSU law school, and sever all ties to DCL. Thus, MSU-DCL continues to be a perpetual bottom-feeder, while Wayne State continues to attract the UMICH kids who couldn't get in to UMICH.