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    Rutledge Welcomes Summer Session I Law Clerks


    June 13, 2019

    Says ‘The clerks perform essential research and writing projects’

    LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks during 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 Attorney General’s office law clerk program gives law students the opportunity to work with some of the state’s top attorneys,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “The clerks perform essential research and writing projects which provides invaluable experience in a service-driven learning environment.”

    Lauren Ford, a second-year student at the University of Arkansas a School of Law, is clerking in the Criminal Department. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a major in political science in 2018. Ford is from Cabot and graduated from Vilonia High School in 2014.

    Grace Lee, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas a School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. She graduated from Hendrix College in 2017 with a degree in politics. Lee is from Gosnell and graduated from the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in 2013.

    Jessica Lowery, a third-year student at the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. She graduated from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Lowery is from Turrell and graduated from Marion High School in 2013.

    Clayton Rowe, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas a School of Law, is clerking in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He graduated from John Brown University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in construction management. Rowe is from Hope and graduated from Siloam Springs High School in 2011.

    Cheston Wright, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas a School of Law, is clerking in the Civil Department. He graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2014 and a Masters of Business Administration in 2015. Wright is from Arkadelphia and graduated from Arkadelphia High School in 2010.

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