2023 Summer Associate Feature: Olivia Stanek, 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 Olivia Stanek about her experience this summer.


Olivia Stanek, a law student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, is a member of Delta Theta Phi and served as co-chair for the 2023 Women’s Law Caucus Auction. She is also the 2023-2024 Membership Chair for the Moot Court Executive Board. Prior to law school, Olivia received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Communications Studies with minors in English, Spanish, Law, and Business. She brings a range of experience with her, including working as a Lobbying Intern, Runner, Mediator for the Nebraska Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, and a Camp Counselor at the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation.

Q: What knowledge did you gain from your Fraser Stryker attorney mentors?

A: I think they really pushed me to ask questions and to put myself out there to get the kind of work that I want, which is something I really admire. It can be hard to take that first step and ask for that first project, but Brian and Kristen really pushed me out of my comfort zone, which I appreciate.

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

A: I liked the brewery tour the best. It was something I knew nothing about going into it, and by the end understood a bit more about the topic. It was also just really cool to see another interesting client that Fraser has. Plus, it’s always nice to interact with attorneys that I don’t always get to see in the office.

Q: What is the greatest lesson about the legal field that you will take with you from your time at Fraser Stryker?

A: As much as knowing the law is obviously a vital aspect of success for a lawyer, your ability to work with others is just as important. Good relationships not only with the other lawyers on your team, but with your paralegal, assistant, and opposing counsel can make or break a case.

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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