The firm’s Summer Associate program gives law students hands-on legal experience after their second year of law school. Summer Associates assist with current client matters, including drafting briefs and transactional documents, attending depositions, arbitration, and mediation sessions; attending client meetings; and observing courtroom practice. We sat down with each of them to learn more about their interests inside (and outside) the field of law. Today we are featuring Rachel Conley.
- What is a day in the life for you at Lane & Waterman so far this summer?
- A day in the office usually includes research, analysis, and writing. However, it is exciting because each project is about a completely different topic and area of the law. While one week I may be looking into contracts and family law, the next week I may be learning about property and tax law. Being a summer clerk allows me to experience many areas of the law in a way a classroom never will.
- What area of law are you most interested in?
- I am most interested in working transactional law and have enjoyed working on client agreements and contracts for the partners here.
- What partners are you working with at the firm / what are you doing with them?
- I am aiming to work with every partner at the firm to learn about the areas each partner practices.
- What has been your favorite part of this experience so far?
- My favorite part of working here has been having such a knowledgeable group of attorneys to learn from.
- What are you reading/listening to right now?
- During my commute, I listen to podcasts like No Stupid Questions, Weird Finance, and The Oath. I also enjoy reading thrillers and romantic comedies.
- Favorite thing to do/eat in the Quad Cities?
- My favorite places to eat in the Quad Cities are Lemongrass and Front Street. Armored Gardens has been my favorite spot to grab a drink and sit outside with co-workers.