Amanda Frank

Associate Attorney at Bodman PLC

2012 | Detroit, MI

University of Michigan| English and Philosophy

“Being on Law Review and holding this kind of leadership position prepared me to work with a team and to be a leader, aspects of the legal profession that are often over shadowed in traditional law school courses.”

As a research attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals, Amanda Frank’s goal is to be objective and follow the law. “Knowing that I am a guardian of our judicial system is an incredibly rewarding aspect of my job,” she said.

At the beginning of Amanda’s career in law, she knew she wanted to go to a school where she would leave with as little debt as possible. “I knew Michigan State offered full scholarships to students who excelled in their undergraduate education and on the LSAT, so I prepared diligently for the LSAT to achieve a score that would ensure that I would receive the full scholarship. I could not be happier with my decision to attend Michigan State,” she said.

At MSU College of Law, Amanda served as the editor-in-chief of Michigan State Law Review. “In this role, I led a staff of over 70 students, and I worked directly with many professors and administrators. Being on Law Review and holding this kind of leadership position prepared me to work with a team and to be a leader, aspects of the legal profession that are often over shadowed in traditional law school courses,” she said.

Amanda advises current student to think ahead, evaluate what areas of law and the kind of work they are interested in before beginning law school. “It is important to keep your mind open, but going to law school without some kind of compass will prevent you from seeing opportunities as they arise,” she said. “Law school is full of rich opportunities, but it is up to you to recognize them, evaluate them, and take advantage of them.”