Kade Moural is set to graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law in May 2024. In addition to law school, Kade is working toward a Master of Professional Accounting degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Accountancy. Previously, Kade has gained valuable experience working as an audit intern and tax intern in 2020 and 2021.
Q: What knowledge did you gain from your Fraser Stryker attorney mentors?
A: I found the commercial contracting lunch and learn most intriguing. During this lunch, we received a high-level overview of the standard components of most contracts. Over the summer, I’ve enjoyed learning skills law school fails to teach. In practice, or even generally in life, I feel that knowing how to read and draft contracts is crucial. While knowing consideration doctrine is great for writing a law school exam, these issues rarely seem to surface when the pen hits the paper. On the other hand, understanding the nuance and common pitfalls of risk allocation, indemnification, representations and warranties, and other typically commercial contract clauses is vital to most transactional work and something that students rarely see in the classroom.
This lunch and learn helped establish a foundation for understanding these issues and allowed the clerks to engage with these projects at a much higher level.
Q: Describe how your interests change or strengthen during your time as a Fraser Stryker Summer Associate?
A: Over the summer, I also found interesting work in some unexpected places. Particularly I was surprised by the quality of the Real Estate and Commercial Contracting work I had the opportunity to work on. This type of work has many similarities to more general transactions or mergers/acquisitions.
Q: Tell us about one of your proudest achievements while at Fraser Stryker.
A: One of my proudest achievements involved work I did for the same client spanning over both summers. Last summer, I had the chance to draft a lease agreement, and this year I was able to write a demand letter related to a dispute arising from the agreement. I enjoyed being able to 1) draft a functional document for a client’s needs and 2) vindicate the rights I drafted into that document by demanding performance under the contract. It was a great experience to see the work I put together used more concretely.
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.
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