2020 Summer Associate Feature: Kaitlin Madsen, UNL College of Law

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Each summer, Fraser Stryker proudly hosts a group of dynamic, motivated law students to be a part of our Summer Associate program. The Summer Associate Program is structured to give summer associates a realistic experience, which is comparable to that of a first-year attorney. We’re happy to highlight the experiences of this year’s summer associates.

Kaitlin A. Madsen  |  University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law  |  Class of 2021

Kaitlin (Kait) Madsen is currently attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law with a graduation date of May 2021. Prior to attending the University of Nebraska’s College of Law in Lincoln, Kait graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University-Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Women’s Studies and International Studies. This was Kait’s second year as a summer associate at Fraser Stryker..

Q:  How has your experience as a Fraser Stryker Summer Associate helped prepare you for your legal career?         

A: “The Summer Associate program is a great opportunity to experience what a career looks like as a young associate at Fraser Stryker: juggling a variety of projects and deadlines, communicating with other attorneys, and testing out different practice areas.”

Q:  What did you like best about the Fraser Stryker Summer Associate Program?

A: “Overall, my favorite part of Fraser Stryker is the wonderful people I’ve worked with over the past two summers.  It’s great to work at a firm where people are kind, authentic, and genuinely enjoy one another.”

Q:  What is your proudest achievement during your time at Fraser Stryker?

A: “I’m proud to have worked on some really interesting civil rights and non-profit issues over the past two summers. Since I worked at a non-profit for several years before law school, it was important to me to find a firm that values that type of work. Part of the reason I chose to clerk at Fraser Stryker is that the firm values pro bono and other community work. While I’ve been able to work on a wide variety of projects while at Fraser, some of the pro bono, civil rights, and non-profit issues I’ve worked on have been especially interesting and meaningful to me.”

Q:  Do you have any words of wisdom to pass along to the next class of Summer Associates?

A: “Say “yes” to as many projects and experiences as you can, even if they’re out of your comfort zone or involve an area of the law you don’t think you’re interested in. It’s the best time to try different things and learn as much as you can!”

Visit the Fraser Stryker Summer Associate Program page to learn more about our program.

This article has been prepared for general information purposes and (1) does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship, (2) is not intended as a solicitation, (3) is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice, and (4) is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney. Always seek professional counsel prior to taking action.

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