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.

Kara Stark |  Creighton University School of Law  |  Class of 2024

Kara Stark is currently a student at Creighton University School of Law set to graduate in May 2024. At Creighton, Kara is in the top 10% of her class, serves as a Law Ambassador, and is a member of the Creighton Scholars Program. She has gained valuable experience throughout her academic career, working as an Undergraduate Legal Intern for the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office and an Intern for the White House Management Office in Washington, D.C.

Q: In what ways do you feel the out-of-office experiences benefitted you?

A:  “The out-of-office experiences enabled me to genuinely get to know the clerks and attorneys. The experiences were also an interesting, engaging way to learn how far the legal field stretches, even into a zoo or a water treatment plant.”

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

A:  “Though I enjoyed every practice area lunch and learn, I found the complex litigation and real estate lunches the most intriguing because in these lunches, I realized how sophisticated Fraser Stryker’s clients are and how much of an asset that is. Because so many of Fraser Stryker’s clients are experienced businesses or businesspeople, the Firm’s projects are significant, complex, and challenging.”

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

A:  “This summer, I had many opportunities to practice and improve my legal writing as I wrote memorandums and drafted motions and briefs. I am proud of the ways my writing has developed, and I am proud of how much more quickly and comfortably I can write a legal document.”

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

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