Michael J. States

Assistant Dean for Admissions


  • J.D., Saint Louis University (1992)
  • B.A., University of Kansas (1988)

Michael J. States has been the assistant dean for admissions at the University of North Carolina School of Law since August 2004.

Dean States was the associate director of admissions and financial aid at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, from August 1997-August 1999. He then moved on to become the director of admissions at the Hamline University School of Law from August 1999-December 2003. He served as the assistant dean for enrollment management at the Stuart Graduate School of Business from January 2004 until joining the University of North Carolina School of Law in August 2004.

He has served as the president of the Midwest Alliance of Law School Admissions (MALSA), and as the chair of the American Association of Law Schools Subcommittee on Pre-Legal Education and Law School Admissions. He has served on the Law School Admission Council's Finance and Legal Affairs Committee and is currently a member of its Board of Trustees.  He also serves as a consultant and a presenter for the Council on Legal Education Opportunity's (CLEO) Achieving Success in the Application Process program.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he received his B.A. in political science from the University of Kansas and his juris doctor from St. Louis University School of Law.

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