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    Rutledge Welcomes Summer Session I Law Clerks


    June 12, 2017

    Says ‘students are exposed to the fulfilling experience of service in the public sector’

    LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks for the first summer session to the Attorney General’s office. 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.

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

    Michael Cathey, a graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the State Agencies Department. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Hendrix College in 2013. Cathey is from Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 2009. He will be entering the United States Marine Corps to serve as a Judge Advocate in the fall.

    Alexander Chak, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2013 with a double major in criminology, law and society and psychology and social behavior. Chak is from Queens, New York, and graduated from Northwood High School in Irvine, California, in 2008.

    Bryan Foster, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Criminal Department. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2015 with a degree in finance. Foster is from Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from Tanque Verde High School in Tanque Verde, Arizona, in 2011.

    Matt Light, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Civil Department. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in accounting in 2014. Light is from Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated from Caddo Magnet High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 2010.

    Wes Manus, a second-year student at the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. He is also pursuing a Master of Public Service degree from the Clinton School of Public Service. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 2006 and earned a Master of Arts degree in international relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2011. Manus is from Little Rock and graduated from Hall High School. He previously served as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force.

    Zach Trail, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2015 with a major in agriculture business. Trail is from Wynne and graduated from Wynne High School in 2011.

    Jake Windley, a second-year student at the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. He graduated from Harding University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a bachelor of science in chemistry. Windley is from Searcy and graduated from Searcy High School in 2011.

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