I am a third-year student at Michigan State University College of Law with a passion towards the issues that arrive at the intersection of law and technology. My love of learning and knowledge drives my relentless pursuit to stay updated with the evolving, ever-changing legal system.
I currently work for MSU College of Law as both a Research and Innovation Assistant. As an Innovation Assistant, I work with the Director of LegalRnD – ‘The Center for Legal Services Innovation’ to create student programming focused on legal technology, lean thinking, improving the delivery of legal services and representing LegalRnD in the legal field. As a Research Assistant, I work on the Law Firm Innovation Index (www.legaltechinnovation.com/), which focuses on innovation efforts by Am Law 200 firms. I also work for BARBRI Bar Review as a Marketing Intern, where I partner with the Director of Social Media and the Social Media Team to manage the corporation’s social media presence.
This past summer I worked as a summer intern at LexisNexis in their Large Law department where I assisted AmLaw 100 firms with document automation, knowledge management, litigation support, and managed technology solutions. Prior to working at LexisNexis, I worked for an Am Law 200 firm, the Governor of Michigan, and multiple state representatives. After I graduate and take the bar in summer 2018, I plan to use my strong professional background with leadership roles in an educational environment as well as experience in various legal and marketing capacities in a career that leverages process, data, and technology within the legal realm.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, volunteering, learning new things, and spending time with my friends and family. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Spanish in three years, Cum Laude.
– Anita S. Western
*I, unfortunately, do not post as often as I’d like, but I’m hoping to pick up the pace once the 2017/2018 school year starts!