Three summer associates join Lane & Waterman

Lane & Waterman has welcomed three summer associates to the firm this May. The firm’s summer associate program hires law students for summer employment following their second year of law school and provides them with real-world, hands-on experience. Summer associates assist with current client matters and participate in a broad range of legal work including drafting briefs and transactional documents; observing depositions, arbitration and mediation sessions; attending client meetings, and observing courtroom practice.

Rachel Conley
Rachel earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics from Iowa State University and currently attends the University of Iowa College of Law. Last year, she was the Assistant Coordinator of the Stephenson Trial Advocacy Competition, which is a competitive version of full trials that end the semester and intersession trial advocacy classes, and will be heading up the competition as the Coordinator this fall. She is a member of OWLSS (Organization of Women Law Students and Staff) and last year was a board member of ISHLA (Iowa Student Health Law Association). Last summer she worked for the Polk County Attorney’s Office in their civil division.

Jack Schelhaas
Jack earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 2019 while playing football at the University of Sioux Falls. He also earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Sioux Falls in 2020 and will be starting his third year at the University of Iowa College of Law this fall. At Iowa, Jack has served as the President of the Sports Law Society and will be a Managing Editor for the Journal of Corporation Law. Prior to this summer, Jack worked as a legal intern for Genesis Health Systems in Davenport.

Andrew Thompson
Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as well as Law, Politics, and Society from Drake University and currently attends the University of Iowa College of Law. While there, he received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Procedure: Investigation. In his final year at Iowa, Andrew will serve as Senior Managing Editor for the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice and a Student Representative for the Graduate & Professional Student Government.


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