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Summer Law Clerks to Attorney General’s Office

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks for Summer Session I 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 trial, client meetings and hearings.

“It is a great service-learning opportunity to have this group of law students in our office this summer,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “They are gaining valuable experience from some of the State’s top attorneys, as well as being exposed to the public service sector. Law clerks are a valuable asset to services provided at the Attorney General’s office.”

Alexander Chak, a second year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Civil Department. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2013, with double majors in criminology, law and society, along with psychology and social behavior. Chak is from Queens, New York, and graduated from Northwood High School in Irvine in 2008.

Houston Garner, a third year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Criminal Department. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in political science in 2014. Garner is from Bryant and graduated from Bryant High School in 2011.

Emily Helmick, a second year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2015, with a degree in healthcare management/marketing. Helmick is from Peja, Kosovo, and graduated from Prishtina High School in Prishtina, Kosovo in 2011.

Alex Nguyen, a third year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in biology and a doctorate in medical science. Nguyen is from Fort Smith and graduated from Subiaco Academy.

Ryan Smith, a second year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the State Agencies Department. He graduated from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, in 2013, with a degree in political science. Smith is from Keller, Texas, and graduated from Keller High School in 2009.

Phillip Treat, a second year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking for the Solicitor General. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2015, with a degree in criminal justice. Treat is from Greenbrier and graduated from Cabot High School in 2011.

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