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Alumni Spotlight: Danny Chen

Posted By: Kathryn Marie Malkowski    Published: Thursday, 11 Feb 2016

Deciding to go to law school is a big decision.  Deciding where to go for law school can be an even bigger decision.  For MSU alum, Danny Chen (2008), the Intellectual Property Rights program, as well as the B1G reputation of the university were some of the factors that influenced his decision to attend law school at Michigan State.  Additionally, the resources MSU provides compared to those of a smaller university served to make his decision easier.  And it certainly seems like he made the right choice.  Chen "received high quality education from great faculty members possessing both academic and applicable real-life experience."  He also found the environment both on and off campus to be, "safe and conducive to students wanting the most out of life and academia."

When asked to share some advice for current students, Chen said, "Be engaged and try getting the most out of being an MSU student!  This includes attending sports functions, using on-campus facilities, and balancing life with your studies.  MSU is a large school, and it has an impressive alumni network.  The more engaged you are with the school, the more people you are going to come across and connect with.  Use your time as a student to build a strong MSU network of people who you may look to for guidance on employment prospects once you graduate."  We couldn't agree more.

Some of Chen's favorite memories from his time at MSU include participating in the annual fundraising hockey tournament to benefit the State Bar of Michigan's Access to Justice Fund.  Joking about his innate Canadian love for hockey, Chen said being part of MSU's team and playing against U of M, Wayne State, and the University of Detroit Mercy was his fondest memory.  Currently, Chen is a part of the Green Maple Law Firm, where his practice areas include immigration and immigration-related business transactional matters.  For more information on Green Maple Law, please feel free to visit their website at:

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