He believes what he’s learning and experiencing will prepare him for a career in criminal law. He hopes to start law school in fall 2024.
“I want to specialize in criminal law after graduation in spring 2024 ,” Arnold said. “Currently, I’m undecided between prosecution or defense, but I’d ultimately like to become a judge someday.”
Arnold started planning to attend law school in his second semester at MSU. Eager to learn more about law, he decided to join the Mock Trial team.
“Observing mock trials in Dr. Jennifer LaPrade’s evidence class made me realize I’d be able to learn more about criminal law, legal procedure, trial preparation and more through the criminology and criminal justice major than anywhere else,” Arnold said.
LaPrade is an assistant professor of criminology and Mock Trial team coach.
Arnold noted his classes have impacted him profoundly.
“Now, I have a better understanding of what justice is,” Arnold said. “I give all the credit in the world to the professors in this program who have gone above and beyond to invest in my education. Through this program, I’ve gained countless opportunities, friends and mentors I’m extremely grateful for.” [Read more…] about Setting himself up for a career in criminal law