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 2022 summer associate program.

Heidi Strigenz |  Creighton University School of Law  |  Class of 2024

Heidi Strigenz is currently a student at Creighton University School of Law set to graduate in May 2024. Heidi is a member of the Creighton Scholars Program and a recipient of the Law Dean’s Academic Scholarship. Prior to law school, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Creighton University, majoring in Political Science and Legal Studies.

Q: Which practice area lunch and learn did you find most intriguing and why?

A:  “I found the Labor and Employment practice area lunch the most intriguing because coming into the summer I really didn’t know what that area of the law looked like. It was great to sit down with the attorneys and have the opportunity to ask one on one questions about what their job looks like day to day.”

Q: What practice area are you most interested in? How did your interests change or strengthen during your time as a Fraser Stryker Summer Associate?

A:  “I started the summer thinking that litigation was the area I was intrigued by the most, and my experiences over the past two and a half months have only confirmed that. Fraser Stryker’s litigation practice group is stellar, and the kinds of projects I had the opportunity to work on were engaging and sophisticated. I never thought that as a 1L I would be able to be both a witness to and play a role in some of the most complex litigation work in the Omaha area.”

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

A:  “There were multiple times working under the attorneys at Fraser Stryker when I was entrusted to handle real legal work on my own. I was able to talk directly with clients about my research findings, and counsel them in a professional way that I never would have thought I would be able to as a 1L.”

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

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