The first time Michigan State University offered Robert Young Jr. the job of general counsel earlier this year, he turned it down. This week he changed his mind and accepted the post.

Young, 60, a former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, is of counsel in the Lansing office of Dickinson Wright. Since mid-February, when the school’s then-GC left under pressure from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, Young has been serving as special counsel to MSU.