Tag: practical experience

Law student gets first-hand experience working in health law through internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

This past summer, third-year law student Courtney Hurtig did a summer internship in the Office of Legal Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. St. Jude is a children’s hospital that treats childhood cancers and …

Mediation Clinic teaches law students how to ask the right questions

The first three semesters of my law school career often focused on answering questions: making sure I considered as many arguments in favor of my position as possible, considering the counterarguments, and then articulating why my arguments were …

Ensuring justice through the Project for Innocence

I firmly believe that every single law student at KU should participate in a clinic before they leave. My year as an intern in the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies improved my legal writing, …

Gaining experience through the Criminal Prosecution Field Placement

During my first year of law school, I was convinced that I wanted to practice family law. One summer as an intern for a Kansas District Judge warned me off that career pathway real quick. Instead, I became …

Student Spotlight: Claudia Chavarria makes a positive impact through internship at advocacy center

Rising 2L Claudia Chavarria hopes to pursue a career in immigration law because she is passionate about helping immigrants and giving back to the community she grew up in. Chavarria is originally from El Paso, Texas – which …

Student Spotlight: Jackson Ely develops legal skills through judicial internship

Second-year law student Jackson Ely is spending his summer interning for Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny. Ely is earning academic credit for his internship through the school’s Judicial Field Placement Program. At his internship, Ely researches …

Student Spotlight: Delaney Hiegert advocates for equality

As a lesbian woman, LGBT+ activism and advocacy have been a part of Delaney Hiegert’s life since she came out. Hiegert, a second-year KU Law student, is spending her summer as a law clerk at the National Center …

Student Spotlight: Ellen Bertels serves state of Kansas

Kansan Ellen Bertels finds reward in the opportunity to help those in need in her home state. Bertels is spending her summer as a summer clerk at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Kansas in Wichita. …

Student Spotlight: Mohammad Hameed uses background in engineering to excel at intellectual property law internship

When applying for summer internships, second-year law student Mohammad Hameed looked for a position that would enable him to gain a solid understanding of the foundations of intellectual property and gear his legal education toward patent law. He …

Student Spotlight: Samantha Natera strives to help migrant community

Samantha Natera grew up on the border of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, where it is not out of the ordinary to cross the U.S.-Mexico border on a daily basis. “I have family in both the …