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Concurrent Law Students Taking on Law Clerkships in Fall Semester

William H. Bowen School of Law

Students from the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law who are pursuing concurrent degrees with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service are taking on clerkships, fellowships, and externships with law firms and judges this fall.

Below is a closer look at their work.

Mark Cameron is working with Mitchell Williams, assisting with cases primarily focused on defense litigation and transactional law.

Corinne Kwapis is working with the Citizen Complaints Unit of the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office. Kwapis is working directly with the public and cooperatively with surrounding police departments in handling misdemeanor criminal offense.

Wes Manus is working with Abaca, an Arkansas-based financial services startup catering to the legal cannabis industry in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Manus conducts research on securities, finance, business transactions, regulatory compliance, and public records to enable financial transactions for cultivators, dispensaries, research laboratories, and other businesses serving thousands of patients who benefit from the implementation of marijuana laws.

Aisosa Osaretin is working with Windstream Communications on researching and writing memos on policies and laws that affect the telecommunications industry, which helps assure the corporation is up to date with new laws and regulations. Osaretin also works to keep in touch with information concerning prosecutions of other members of the telecommunication industry.

Alexis Pinkston is working as a law clerk at Anderson, Murphy, and Hopkins, which is a defense firm specializing in insurance issues. Pinkston conducts research, prepares lawsuit reports, and attends depositions and trials.

Dillon Pitts is working in the Civil Department of the Attorney General’s Office, specifically with the Assistant Attorneys General, researching legal issues, drafting legal memoranda, and reviewing documents for the State of Arkansas, its officers, boards, commissions, and employees. 

Madhav Shroff is working with Sanford Law Firm, assisting in representing plaintiffs and defendants in employment law issues including wage and labor law disputes, FLSA violations, overtime issues, discrimination, sexual harassment, and more.

Joseph Stepina is working in the Arkansas Municipal League Legal Defense Program, a service offered by the League whereby participating members can pool their resources and provide limited protection of city and employee assets. Members of the defense program are represented by the League in state and federal courts.

Connor Thompson is working with the Arkansas Municipal League Defense Program as a litigation law clerk working in the Municipal Legal Defense Program in North Little Rock. The organization defends Arkansas municipalities involved in litigation. Thompson’s work consists of assisting the attorneys with legal research and drafting briefs and pleadings. 

Allison Tschiemer is working with the Barber Law Firm, a full-service firm that focuses on civil defense litigation and business transactions. Some areas of practice at the firm include product liability, malpractice, toxic torts, workers’ compensation, environmental and commercial litigation. This clerkship allows Tschiemer the opportunity to expand her legal research and writing skills in various areas of law. 

Jerome Wilson is working with the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office as a law clerk in the Complaints Department, where clerks are tasked with the role of taking complaints from the residents of Pulaski County. This clerkship requires interviewing residents regarding incidents of criminal nature and processing the complaints about misdemeanor offenses. Resident complaints usually result in one of the following solutions: no action, the delivery of a warning letter, or an affidavit for the associated offense. All of these resolutions will be completed by the designated law clerk assigned to the case. 

This story was provided by the Clinton School of Public Service.