Summer Associate Feature: Emily O'Neal

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.

Emily O’Neal  |  University of Texas School of Law  |  Class of 2022

Emily O’Neal is a law student at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, TX, and will graduate in May 2022.  Emily has an active interest in advocating for those with special needs. She serves as Team Lead on the Texas Law INCLUDE Clinic and has experience as a Law Clerk for Disability Rights Texas.

Q:  How did your practice area interest(s) strengthen or change during your time as a Fraser Stryker Summer Associate?     

A:  “During my time as a Fraser Stryker Summer Associate, my practice area interests expanded greatly through exposure and the opportunity to work with attorneys in varying fields.”

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

A:  “The best piece of advice I received from my Fraser Stryker attorney mentor(s) was to work with as many people at the firm as possible. This allowed for exposure across many practice areas. Working with an array of attorneys also allowed exposure to different techniques, skills, and preferences of legal professionals.”

Q: What words of wisdom can you give to the next class of Summer Associates?

A:  “My biggest piece of advice to the next class of Summer Associates is to put in the effort to work with as many attorneys at the firm as possible. Also, enjoy the summer! It flies by.”

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.