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!