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.

Justin Pritchett  |  Creighton University School of Law  |  Class of 2023

Justin Pritchett is currently a student at Creighton University School of Law set to graduate in May 2023. Justin is a member of the Creighton Scholars Program and founded Creighton’s Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Law Society in which he also serves as President.

Prior to law school, Justin received his Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from the University of Aberdeen and worked as a Lecturer of Environment and Society and a Research Services Coordinator at the University of Wyoming.

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

A:  “This summer has fully cemented my interest in litigation. Deconstructing arguments and making better arguments on behalf of our clients has been truly satisfying work. And, it has been great to see demonstrable results both in and out of Court.”

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

A:  “This summer is the first time I have had the opportunity to do real legal work for clients. These are the foundational experiences that one takes into private practice where day-in and day-out you are pursuing the client’s best interests.”

Q: What unexpected lessons did you learn from your experience at Fraser Stryker?

A:  “Litigation is extraordinarily slow, until it isn’t. The lifecycle of a case has seasons of frenetic activity and seasons of waiting.”

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

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