Volume XXXVII – July 2021 Working at DSK Law: From the Perspective of a Summer Law Clerk
Volume XXXVII - July 2021
Working at DSK Law:
From the Perspective of a Summer Law Clerk
By: Cameryn Lackey
Working at DSK Law: From the Perspective of a Summer Law Clerk
Generally speaking, law students are put under a lot of pressure. Getting into law school, alone, is hard but once you are admitted that’s when life really speeds up. I am currently a law student at Florida State University, I have learned that normally, your first year of classes are picked by whichever school you attend. The remaining two years of classes are usually filled with classes that you have picked.
At the end of the first year of law school, there are opportunities to tryout for the Moot Court Team and the Mock Trial Team. There is also the Law Review write-on which normally occurs within the first few weeks of the summer between the first and second year of law school.
When it came time for me to pick my classes and decide which extracurriculars I was going to get involved in, I was very nervous. I wanted to make sure that whatever classes I took and whatever else I got involved in was actually going to be applicable to my future internships and practice area. Most importantly, I wanted to make sure that I took classes that I enjoyed.
I decided to pursue the Business Law Certificate through FSU Law by taking classes that revolved around commercial transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and other various types of business and corporate law. I also successfully tried out and am now a member of the FSU Law Moot Court Team.
This summer I have seen just how applicable the skills from my business law classes, as well as my experience on the Moot Court Team have been. I have been fortunate enough to observe multiple oral arguments and even work on an appellate brief. Additionally, a majority of the cases that I have been asked to work on have involved practice areas within business law. From fraudulent transfers to secured transactions, I have been able to see firsthand how much my courses have prepared me for this summer.
It has been great working in practice areas that I love alongside the attorneys. The attorneys here at DSK Law have also been amazing at helping me dive deeper into my favorite areas of practice. Almost every day I am approached by an attorney to work on a case or to observe a hearing because they know that it is in the practice areas that I enjoy.
I am so thankful for all of the important lessons I have learned this summer and for all of the attorneys who have really shown that they value my interests.
If you are a law student and wondering what classes to take or what extracurriculars to get involved in, my advice would be to get involved in the areas that interest you and the rest will fall into place!
Cameryn Lackey is a Summer Law Clerk at the DSK Law office in Orlando, Florida. Cameryn is a current third-year law student at the Florida State University College of Law, where she is pursuing the Business Law Certificate and is a member of the FSU Law Moot Court Team. Prior to law school, Cameryn attended Florida State University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Affairs. Cameryn plans on graduating law school in May of 2022 and hopes to practice commercial litigation in her future.
This article is for informational purposes only and you should seek professional legal advice before taking any action based on this article. Further, this information is subject to change due to the rapidly changing legal, political and business environment.
Associates and Law Clerks from DSK’s Orlando office attended the Law Clerks' Reception hosted by the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association. The event was sponsored in part by DSK Law. Law clerks working throughout Orange County were given the opportunity to interact with members of the Orange County bar. Many prominent lawyers and judges attended the reception, the first live networking event of 2021.