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    Rutledge Welcomes Fall Law Clerks to the Attorney General’s Office


    September 21, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has welcomed a new class of law clerks to the Attorney General’s office. These law students work in various departments assisting with legal research and drafting memos and legal documents.

    “These future attorneys are a valuable asset to the Attorney General’s office,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “They are getting exposure into the public service sector and invaluable experience from some of the top attorneys in the State.”

    Stefanie Blahut, a second year law student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) William H. Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. She graduated from Indiana University in 2007 with a major in criminal justice. Blahut is from Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated from Pike High School in Indianapolis in 2003.

    Katie Waldrip Branscum, a second year law student at UALR, is clerking in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. She is a 2012 graduate of the University of Arkansas with degrees in dietetics and hospitality management. Branscum is from Moro and graduated from Lee Academy in Marianna in 2008.

    Mitchell Dennis, a second year law student at UALR, is clerking in the Civil Department. He graduated from Williams Baptist College in 2014 with a degree in history. Dennis is from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and graduated from Neelyville High School in 2010.

    Jack Easterly of Little Rock, a second year law student at UALR, is clerking in the Criminal Department. In 2014, he graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, with a degree in classical and religious studies. Easterly graduated from Catholic High School for Boys in 2010.

    Rafael Gallaher, a part-time student in his last year of law school at UALR, is clerking in the Criminal Department. He graduated from Henderson State University in 2011 with a degree in philosophy. Gallaher is from Hot Springs and was home schooled and graduated in 2007.

    Megan Rodgers of Anchorage, Alaska, a second year law student at UALR, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in political science. Rodgers graduated from East High School in Anchorage in 2007.

    Tess Stewart is a second year law student at UALR and is clerking in the Civil Department. She is a 2012 graduate of Hendrix College with a double-major in English and accounting. Stewart is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduated from Baton Rouge Magnet High School in 2008.

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