Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has selected nine second-year students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law to serve as law clerks in the Attorney General’s office for the fall session.
The new law clerks include Michael Berry, Jonathan Hutto, Austin Kempker, Trent Minner, Rachel Moore, Alexis Pinkston, Allison Tschiemer, Chris Turansky, and Jacob Wickliffe.
The law students will work in various departments to assist with legal research, draft memos and legal documents, and accompany lawyers at trials, client meetings, and hearings.
“The law clerk program provides students an opportunity to experience a great service-learning environment,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Law clerks are exposed to the fulfilling experience of public service as they play a valuable role for the State, while also building relationships with some of Arkansas’s top attorneys.”
More information about the new law clerks:
Michael Berry is clerking in the Criminal Department. He graduated from Christian Brothers University in 2012 with a degree in English. Berry is from Sherwood and graduated from Catholic High School for Boys in 2008.
Jonathan Hutto is clerking in the Public Protection Department. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education in 2007 and from Arkansas Tech University with a master’s degree in history in 2012. Hutto is from Damascus and graduated from South Side Bee Branch High School in 2003.
Austin Kempker is clerking in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, in 2016 with a degree in political science. Kempker is from Jefferson City, Missouri, and graduated from Blair Oaks High School in Wardsville, Missouri, in 2012.
Trent Minner is clerking in the State Agencies Department. He graduated from John Brown University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in marketing. Minner is from Conway and graduated from Conway Christian School in 2011.
Rachel Moore is clerking in the Criminal Department. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a major in multimedia journalism in 2017. Moore is from Jonesboro and graduated from Jonesboro High School in 2013.
Alexis Pinkston is clerking in the Civil Department. She is also pursuing a Master of Public Service degree from the Clinton School of Public Service and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and English from Lyon College in 2015. Pinkston is from North Little Rock and graduated from North Little Rock High School in 2011.
Allison Tschiemer is clerking in the Public Protection Department. She graduated from Hendrix College with a major in history in 2014. Tschiemer is from Dallas and graduated from the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas in 2010.
Chris Turansky is clerking in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a degree in psychology in 2011 and Louisiana State University in Shreveport with a master’s degree in counseling psychology in 2013. Turansky is from Shreveport and graduated from Caddo Parish Magnet High School in 2007.
Jacob Wickliffe is clerking in the Civil Department. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2016 with a degree in business management. Wickliffe is from North Little Rock and graduated from Catholic High School for Boys in 2012.