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Author: Elizabeth Badovinac

Elizabeth Badovinac Elizabeth Badovinac is a third-year student at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a member of the Student Lawyer editorial board.

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Cloud storage, AI, and the potential for a national practice may influence practice rules.

The Future of Legal Ethics

April 01, 2022

Legal ethics: It’s not a class in your first-year curriculum. It’s a concept that will follow your every decision as a lawyer. And, just like the law itself, ethics rules are evolving.

Soft Skills

Use your soft skills to stand out

December 01, 2021

There’s more to being a lawyer than reading case law and writing briefs. While you’ll certainly need these skills as a working attorney, many prospective lawyers overlook soft skills when applying for jobs in the legal field. But what are soft skills, why are they important, and how can you leverage them to stand out and get your dream job?

Studying

Get the grades, avoid the burnout

September 30, 2021

Too much studying can cause burnout. By adopting small changes in study habits, you can develop the skills you need to get the grades without the burnout.

Ethics

The ‘crafty lawyer’: Why law students need to care about ethics

December 17, 2020

Most everyone has heard a lawyer joke, especially if you’ve decided to go to law school. “What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer.”