2021 Summer Associate Feature: Chelsey Borchardt, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law

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Each summer, Fraser Stryker proudly hosted a group of bright, ambitious law students in our Summer Associate program. We are excited to share some insight from Chelsey Borchardt, a law student in the 2021 program.


Chelsey Borchardt is a law student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law and will graduate in May 2022. During the spring of 2021, Chelsey worked as a law clerk for the ACLU of Nebraska, and was a semi-finalist, and received the Best Brief award in the Allen Moot Court competition.

Q:  What attracted you to choose Fraser Stryker for your summer clerkship?      

A: “The number one thing that attracted me to Fraser Stryker was the firm’s people. The people here genuinely enjoy working together, and the same is true for the law clerks. People are appreciated for who they are, and I have always felt I can be myself here. In addition, I was attracted to the firm because several associates and partners began their time at Fraser as summer law clerks. During the interview process, my goal was to find a place where I enjoyed the people and there would be an opportunity to grow with them as I begin my career. Right away, I enjoyed the people I met at Fraser, and hearing about the longevity of their careers with the firm and how they continue to grow together made me confident Fraser would be a great place for me.”

Q: What was the best piece of advice you received from your Fraser Stryker attorney mentor(s)?

A: “The best piece of advice I’ve received is to learn as much as I can from the people I work with at Fraser Stryker. Every day at the firm, I have been surrounded by people who genuinely love practicing law. They are brilliant, hard-working, and dedicated to their clients, and they are excellent at what they do. I will always be thankful for this opportunity to learn from such a warm and reputable group of people. They inspire me to aim high and strive for the best.”

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

A: “My proudest accomplishment was the first time an attorney submitted a brief I drafted to the court. It was incredibly rewarding to have that kind of impact on a client’s case, and I couldn’t wait to see the result. The attorney even took the time to send me an update once we heard back from the court.”

About the Fraser Stryker 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. 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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