Fraser Stryker Summer Associate 2021 2L Class

We are pleased to introduce the Firm’s 2L Summer Associate Class for this year: William Kathrein, Justin Pritchett, and Karsen Sims. Read more about these talented law students:

William Kathrein

A law student at Creighton University School of Law, William Kathrein is joining Fraser Stryker for his second year as a Summer Associate. Will volunteers at the Tenant Assistance Program and as a 1L Mentor. He is on the Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Law Society, serves as a 2L Representative on the Student Bar Association, and has a Basic Mediation Certificate. Will is a member of Creighton’s National Moot Court Team, National Trial Team and was on the team that placed first in Creighton’s Intraschool Trial Team Competition.

Will has a special interest in assisting youth and families, working as a Case Manager at PromiseShip/St. Francis Ministries and a Family Youth Specialist for the University of Kansas Medical Center. He previously served as a head coach for the Westside Warriors 8th grade boys club and has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate for CASA.

Will graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Philosophy and Business. During his time at Rockhurst University, he was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Rockhurst Green Club, men’s basketball team, and was an Academic All-American.

Justin Pritchett

Justin Pritchett is currently attending the Creighton University School of Law and is a member of the Creighton Scholars Program and Founder/President of Creighton’s Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Law Society. He has experience working as a Summer Judicial Intern for the Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska and was Chair on the Board of Directors for The Society for Wilderness Stewardship. Additionally, Justin has a Basic Mediation Certificate from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture.

Prior to law school, Justin received a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland, an MA in Theological Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, summa cum laude, with a minor in Leadership Studies from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. After receiving his Ph.D., Justin was a Lecturer of Environment and Society, and Research Services Coordinator at the University of Wyoming.

Most recently, Justin was recognized by the Nebraska Bar Association during their Tenant Assistance Project Volunteer Appreciation Event and as a 2022 RISE Award Winners.

Karsen Sims

Karsen Sims, a law student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, is joining Fraser Stryker for her second year as a Summer Associate. At the College of Law, Karsen serves as the Co-President of the Nebraska Law Equal Justice Society, works as a Research Assistant for the Rural Reconciliation Project, and spent time working as a law clerk for the ACLU this past spring.

Karsen’s passion for volunteering has led her to several opportunities, including serving as an Outreach Volunteer for Tenant Assistance Program and current volunteer for the Debtors’ Defense Project, a new project that works to protect the rights of debtors in Nebraska. She was nominated as a member of the College of Law’s Pro Bono Committee, striving to cultivate pro bono opportunities for Nebraska law students for a more community-oriented legal education.

Karsen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kapp, from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Legal Studies, Anthropology, and Political Science. As an undergrad, Karson was involved in several leadership roles, including Co-Director of Academic Affairs for the student government, Co-Marketing Chair of the Distinguished Lectures Committee (DLC), and Events Coordinator for Students for Refugees.

About the Summer Associate Program

The Fraser Stryker Summer Associate program is designed to provide law students with exposure to diverse, substantive legal areas, as well as the individual practice styles of various attorneys. Fraser Stryker provides our Summer Associates with real-world experience, feedback, mentoring, and time devoted to community involvement.

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