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    Rutledge Welcomes Spring Law Clerks


    February 16, 2018

    Says ‘a great service-learning opportunity for students’

    LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks to the Attorney General’s office for the spring semester. These law students work in various departments assisting with legal research, drafting memos and legal documents and accompanying lawyers at trials, client meetings and hearings.

    “Attorney General’s office law clerks work closely with some of Arkansas’s top attorneys,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This program is a great service-learning opportunity for students to be exposed to the fulfilling experience of working in the public service sector. Law clerks are a valuable asset to the people of Arkansas.”

    Lydia Davis, a second-year student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) William H. Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Criminal Department. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from the University of Mississippi in 2015. Davis is from DeWitt and graduated from DeWitt High School in 2011.

    Shannon Fredricksen, a second-year student at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. She graduated from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts. Fredrickson currently lives in Springdale and graduated from River Valley High School in Correctionville, Iowa in 1994.

    Gabrielle Gibson, a third-year student at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. She graduated from Arkansas State University in 2014 with a major in interdisciplinary studies. Gibson is from Hot Springs, and graduated from Lakeside High School in 2010.

    Elizabeth James, a third-year student at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Civil Department. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in business administration in 2007. James is from Bald Knob and graduated from Bald Knob High School in 2003.

    Erica Kaylor, a second-year student at UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the State Agencies Department. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, international relations and European studies in 2016. Kaylor is from Rose Bud and graduated from Rose Bud High School in 2012.

    Alex Morphis, a second-year student at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2015 with majors in political science and food science. Morphis is from Alamo, Tenn. and graduated from Crockett County High School in 2010.

    Daniel Murphy, a second-year student at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 2015 with a major in operations, business management. Murphy is from Layton, Utah and graduated from Layton High School in 2009.

    Derek Peterson, a second-year student at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Civil Department. He graduated from the William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri with a degree business administration in 2015. Peterson is from Carthage, Missouri and graduated from Carthage High School in 2011.

    Amanda Ray, a third-year student at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2013. Ray is from Benton and graduated from Benton High School in 2009.

    Sara Renfrow, a second-year student at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Criminal Department. She graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2016. Renfrow is from Nashville and graduated from Nashville High School in 2012.

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