MSU College of Law

Meet the Team

Theresa Allen, Admissions Application Coordinator

Theresa Allen Ms. Allen coordinates and manages the processing of all J.D. applications for the Office of Admissions. She works closely with the Assistant Dean and members of the Admissions Committee to ensure that applications are reviewed in a timely manner. She also is responsible for the preparation of admission decision letters and reports. Ms. Allen has been a member of the Admissions staff since 2000. Email:

John Garcia, Director of Financial Aid

John Garcia Mr. Garcia has worked in financial aid since 1995, becoming Director of Financial Aid at MSU College of Law in 2005. In addition to counseling both prospective and continuing students and their families regarding financial aid options, he certifies students' loan eligibility, coordinates the packaging of aid for law students, participates in the establishment of the student budget, and frequently presents on the topic of financing an MSU legal education. Mr. Garcia regularly presents at conferences for financial aid professionals and has served on committees for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the Access Group. He earned his undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts degree at Michigan State University. Email:

Kimberly Wilkes, Admissions Coordinator

 Kimberly WilkesMs. Wilkes assists prospective students during all phases of the application process. In addition to offering general information regarding admissions issues, she arranges individual visits to the Law College, assists with the hosting of admissions events, works closely with the Student Ambassadors program, and coordinates the Roommate Clearinghouse service. A lifelong Michigan resident, Ms. Wilkes has earned two bachelor degrees from Michigan State University and is a Certified Meeting Professional. Prior to joining the Admissions Office, she worked in marketing and event management. Email

Justin Williams, Associate Director of Admissions

Justin WilliamsMr. Williams advises all levels of prospective students, from counseling freshmen to assisting candidates who have been offered admission. As associate director, he coordinates the office's webinar programs, works closely with student ambassadors, and represents the Law College at law fairs and universities throughout the country. Mr. Williams received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in May 2015 and his undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University. As a law student, he participated in the Street Law program, was a graduate assistant for the University's Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Affairs, and held leadership positions in multiple student organizations. Email: