Tag: practical experience

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 improved my legal writing, lawyering and client-management …

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 Juarez, 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 …

Student Spotlight: David Biegel gains legal experience through Alaskan internship

This summer, second-year law student David Biegel is working as a legal intern at the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska’s legal department in the criminal division. “The best part of my job is getting to observe court hearings every …

6th Semester in D.C. externship leads to full-time job on Capitol Hill

Growing up in rural Kansas, I was able to gain a variety of agricultural experiences. My family hayed most of our five acres, raised chickens and sold their eggs, and on the rare occasion, helped our neighbors wrangle …