Anne Strawbridge said she chose MSU Law because it offered a great educational experience at an unbeatable value, and the school is close to her family and friends in northern Michigan.
Anne believes that MSU Law allows a student to take control of his or her learning experience while gaining marketable skills. “From our excellent first-year legal writing curriculum to the various clinics and moot court opportunities--there is something out there for all students of all interests,” she said.
Anne is a member of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. “I learned about the Trial Practice Institute before I started school as a 1L and I was intrigued by the opportunity to gain practical experience about all aspects of the litigation process and to learn from seasoned practitioners,” she said. “Once school started and I had a chance to see the success of TPI students in their classes, clinics, moot courts, and employment I knew that it would be an invaluable opportunity.”
Anne balances TPI with her position on the Michigan State Law Review. When she needs help, she said knows the reference librarians at the law library are always ready and willing to help her track down difficult sources.
“While law school is inherently difficult and can be frustrating at times, my experience at MSU Law has been rewarding,” Anne said. “I have been able to gain practical experience inside and outside of the classroom as well as take classes that are academically stimulating. The Michigan State campus offers a wonderful collegial backdrop to my studies that only adds to the overall enjoyment of being at MSU Law.”