Law student serves as president of association


By Sheila Pursglove
Legal News

Growing up, Myles Baker saw how the law affected people in almost every aspect of their lives.

“I wanted to know the rules to the game of life,” he says.

And so after earning his undergrad degree in political science from Michigan State University, Baker remained a Spartan to study at MSU College of Law, where he is now a 3L with a main focus on commercial litigation and labor and employment, and a participant in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute program.

“I enjoy the adversarial nature and competitiveness of representing your client against another skilled and prepared attorney,” he says.

“I love Michigan State,” he adds. “I thought it would be wise to continue my legal career in a place I was already comfortable with.”

Baker now serves as president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) having served as vice president in the previous school year.

“It’s important to me to help my fellow students understand they are not on this journey alone – someone has done what you’re doing, and can help you get through it. I want to give back and do my part to see students of color continue to thrive in the legal community,” he says. “We also make it a point to conduct various community service projects.”

In his role as sub-regional director 1 of the Midwest BLSA Regional Executive Board, he ensures BLSA chapters at law schools in Michigan and Ohio are informed on MWBLSA regional goals, and that those goals are met.
He also has served as a teaching assistant in the 1L Constitutional Law & Regulatory State class.

“Constitutional law is a tough subject for some students and I’m glad I could offer my assistance getting through a tough first year class,” he says.

Baker has spent two summers as a summer associate at Dickinson Wright in his native Detroit.

“I enjoy the challenge of helping our clients find the solutions to their legal issues. Quality representation is important,” he says. “Also the firm culture was a great fit for my personality and work style.”

Baker’s career goals include continuing his career at Dickinson Wright after graduation.

“Also I’d love to follow in the footsteps of one of my role models Dennis Archer – look out for me running for mayor of Detroit in about 20 years,” he says with a smile.