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Get to know…Amy Lewandowski, 3L

Amanda Lewandowski, 3L
St. Louis, Missouri

If you’re looking for the University of Iowa College of Law’s biggest fan, look no farther than Amanda Lewandowski.

“I love that we have a giant family at Iowa,” Lewandowski says. “The professors are insanely smart, with great background and experiences, and they are concerned with helping you succeed. We have a great community where the entire class cares about each other and recognizes that we are all in this together.”

Not bad for someone who admits she “stumbled” into a law career. Lewandowski says her interest in law began when she was an undergrad at the University of Missouri-Columbia. As part of her coursework to earn a Food Science minor, Lewandowski took a Hospitality Law class.

“I really liked that I could actually apply what I was learning in class to real life, which you don’t often get to do in your first years of college classes,” she says.

While her love for Iowa Law is obvious, Lewandowski says it also requires a lot of hard work and commitment. She adds that she’s proud of the success she’s achieved at Iowa.

“You really have to want this to do it,” she says. “I’ve come a long way since my first semester of law school and I really had to work hard to get to where I am. Law school isn’t easy and it takes a lot of time and effort to do well. I’ve had to push myself these last two years and I am incredibly proud of how far I’ve come.”

Outside of the classroom, Lewandowski spent one summer working at the St. Louis-based firm of Evans and Dixon doing worker’s compensation insurance defense. This past summer, she did commercial litigation for Michael Best & Friedrich in Milwaukee.

After graduation, Lewandowski says she hopes to land back at Michael Best & Friedrich doing commercial litigation. But first she plans on enjoying her remaining time at Iowa Law and making the most of her last year with her fellow classmates.

“Iowa Law has been a life-changing experience,” she says. “I’ve seen professors work for their passion, seen classmates succeed and have become a greater person myself. I feel appreciated here and I have never for a second regretted my decision. Iowa offers a lot of support and it’s amazing.”

Amy Lewandowski