Introducing Fraser Stryker’s 2024 Class of 1L Summer Associates

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We are excited to showcase Fraser Stryker’s 2024 Class of 1L Summer Associates: Abigail Hayes, Soffi Olson, Lindsay Rudd, and McKayla Sanders. Read more about these exceptional law students below.

Abigail Hayes, Fraser Stryker Summer Associate, wearing a black suit jacket and ivory shirt.

Abigail Hayes

Studying at Creighton University School of Law, Abigail Hayes is a Law Ambassador for the Class of 2026, a member of the Black Law Student Association, and a part of the Youth Justice Legal Society.

Abigail completed her undergraduate studies at Liberty University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, and majoring in Strategic Communications. She earned the title of Miss Oregon 2021 and finished 4th runner-up to Miss America. Abigail spent her year of service as Miss Oregon focusing on the social impact initiative “Generation Next: Equity for the Underserved.” She participated in a variety of events and community service projects focused on providing equity for underserved youth, became an ambassador for the National Center for Children in Poverty, and spoke on a national platform about “Generation Next.”

Soffi Olson, Fraser Stryker Summer Associate, wearing a blue suit jacket and white shirt.

Soffi Olson

A student at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Soffi Olson is a member of the professional law fraternity Delta Theta Phi (DTP) and UNL Law’s Student Bar Association. She also spends time volunteering at the Food Bank of Lincoln.

Before law school, Soffi graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with distinction, double majoring in Business Management and Business and Law. Outside of the classroom, she participated in the Order of Omega Honor Society and was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority, holding various leadership positions. Soffi served her community by volunteering with Service for Sight and through one of her classes called “Serving People and Projects.”

Lindsay Rudd, Fraser Stryker Summer Associate, wearing a black suit jacket and white shirt.

Lindsay Rudd

Pursuing her J.D. at Wake Forest University School of Law, Lindsay Rudd is involved in several student organizations, including the Women in Law, Business Law Society, and Transactional Law Competition. She also serves her community by volunteering with pro-bono organizations like Prison Letters Project and Teen Court.

Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University, with majors in Law and Public Policy and minors in Spanish, International Studies, and Philosophy. During undergrad, she was a member of the Phi Sigma Iota honor society, president and founder of The Book Club, and a mentor in the Zag Study Buddies program. Lindsay also has experience as a Policy Analyst for a Boston-based non-profit in the health industry.

McKayla Sanders, Fraser Stryker Summer Associate, wearing a black suit jacket and white shirt.

McKayla Sanders

McKayla Sanders is a law student studying at Creighton University School of Law. During her first year, she received the CALI Award for Excellence in Civil Procedure 1, Legal Research & Writing 1, and Property Law.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Utah State University, with a minor in Human Resources Management. After receiving her undergraduate degree, McKayla spent time working as a Judicial Assistant for the Third District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 and mentoring, and time devoted to community involvement.

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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