2023 Summer Associate Feature: Daniel Ugarte, University of Nebraska College of Law

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Fraser Stryker hosted a group of brilliant, ambitious law students during our 2023 Summer Associate program. We are excited to share insights from Daniel Ugarte about his experience this summer.


Attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, Daniel is a member of the Multicultural Legal Society. He strives to remain active in community organizations, volunteering at Sienna Francis House and spending time as a Student Intern at the First Responders Foundation.

While attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Daniel completed his Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology, as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. While attending UNO, he was a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honors Society, Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society, and was on the Dean’s List all semesters.

Q: Describe your favorite out-of-office experience. Why was it your favorite and what did you like most about it?

A: There was a swath of out-of-office experiences that were amazing to take part in. The Habitat for Humanity day was both a fun activity in and of itself but I also appreciated the opportunity to help out in the community with the firm. The Improv Night let me learn some new and unexpected things about both my fellow clerks and some of the partners and associates. And the Law Clerk Open was also an opportunity for me to hit a golf ball for the first time and maybe last time (until the next time).

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

A: It was most intriguing to learn about the Insurance Defense practice area. The opportunities for new associates to manage a case and client from start to finish is both exciting and daunting. I appreciate how Fraser Stryker uses the experience to help educate their future litigators.

Q: How has the experience as a Fraser Stryker Summer Associate help you take the next steps in your legal career path?

A: Being a Fraser Stryker Summer Associate has provided me with a breadth of knowledge about the legal profession and excited me about my future career in the field. Through this summer, I’ve been able to narrow my interests in potential practice areas and gain practical experience in litigation and interactions between the court and opposing parties.

About the Fraser Stryker 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. 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.

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