Class of 2021
Araiza spent the summer clerking for attorney investigators in the Consumer Protection Division, through a Janet D. Steiger Fellowship, which provides law students the opportunity to work in consumer protection departments in state Offices of Attorneys General and other consumer protection agencies.
“My prior experience was with a private firm, so I’d never really considered public service law before, and I definitely would consider it now,” she said. “For me, by doing this work, I’m helping the entire state of Nebraska, and I think that is very cool.”
Read more: go.unl.edu/melissaaraiza
Class of 2019
Gatluak Ramdiet was 9 years old, playing in the Nile River as he did many days, when the gunshots rang out. He and his brother dodged bullets as they ran. After spending six years at a United Nations refugee camp, he was resettled to Omaha in 2006. Last summer, after two years at Nebraska Law, Gat was selected for an internship with the U.N.’s Office of Legal Affairs, thanks in part to the mentorship of Professors Eric Berger and Brian Lepard. After graduation, Gat will move to New York and serve as an assistant district attorney in New York City.
“I am absolutely glad I chose Nebraska Law. I wouldn’t have been able to get this far without so much support from all of my Nebraska Law family.”
Read more: go.unl.edu/gatramdiet
Class of 2002
Stephanie Taylor, a Nashville-based entertainment lawyer, began her life-long passion for music at the age of three by learning both classical violin and fiddle music. By the time she went to college, school orchestra programs were getting cut across the nation, so she decided to go to law school at. She had no idea, however, that she could be doing entertainment law like she is doing today.
“I started building a law practice with artists and songwriters and record labels and publishers and venues as clients. And that’s been a perfect marriage of the things I love — the practice of law and music.”
Read more: go.unl.edu/stephanietaylor
Class of 2009
Kristi Boswell is helping to shape national policy in Washington, D.C. as the senior adviser to the secretary at the United States Department of Agriculture. Agriculture has always part an important part of the Shickley, Nebraska native’s life, now she goes to work every day knowing that her goal is to serve farmers, ranchers and rural America.
“I knew that whether I chose to practice, work in government or influence policy, the value and skills obtained would lead me to a position that helped me solve problems about which I cared very deeply.”
Read more: go.unl.edu/kristiboswell