Each Summer, Fraser Stryker proudly hosted a group of bright, ambitious law students in 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 are excited to share some of the experiences during the 2021 summer associate program.
Colin Kozol | University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law | Class of 2022
Colin Kozol is currently attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law with a graduation date of May 2022. Colin received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Contracts in 2020.
Q: What attracted you to choose Fraser Stryker for your summer clerkship?
A: “Throughout my interview process and my prior experiences with Fraser attorneys, I began to notice that Fraser attorneys were both extremely smart and very friend. I came to Fraser so I could learn under some of the smartest attorneys in Nebraska while still having a joyful experience.”
Q: What are the three biggest lessons/takeaways from your time as a Fraser Stryker Summer Associate?
A: “1 – Take your time completing projects to put forth a product you are happy with.
2 – Shorter and more concise writing is sometimes better than a longwinded explanation.
3 – Being a lawyer is not something you have to do on your own. Collaboration with attorneys and other legal support staff will always produce a better work product than trying to sift through the legal minefield on your own.”
Q: What words of wisdom can you give to the next class of Summer Associates?
A: “Know your deadlines and try to hit them. If you can’t hit said deadline for any reason, communicate with the attorney who assigned the project to you.
If you find yourself in a situation where you truly don’t understand your task or the law involved, find an attorney in that field and ask for their advice. Every attorney in the office is more than willing to help you learn and guide you when you need it.”
Visit the Fraser Stryker Summer Associate Program page to learn more about our program.
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