Summer's been busy around the Law Firm Office. We're thankful for our amazing summer interns who are working hard an learning a lot about the law and how a law office works. Part of what I truly love about practicing law is giving back and mentoring the next generation of lawyers. These three interns are an impressive group who are motivated to learn and driven by the chance to help others. They're getting a good look at what it really looks like to practice law in Arkansas - from attending to people who have recently been hurt or injured to celebrating the end of a long trial. I'd like to take a moment to recognize them and say thanks again for their hard work!
Cordell Campbell recently graduated magna cum laude from Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. He is interested in law and politics and plans to attend law school next fall. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction and watching shows on Netflix like The Office and Arrested Development. He's also an avid Supreme Court watcher and ice cream enthusiast. Cordell is excited to be working at the Jackson Law Firm because he is interested in observing the application of classroom theories and knowledge to the real world. He also appreciates the important work Jim Jackson does to advance the interest of his clients. Cordell has been primarily helping Jim with 3M litigation, but also assists Jim with legal research and client needs.
Sophia Wise just graduated from Hendrix College with my Bachelor's in Fine Arts in Politics with a Minor in French studies. She is very passionate about politics and hopes to attend law school in the near future. Her favorite podcasts include The Daily, Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations, and a few others on french politics. Currently, she's really into leisure reading (Michelle Obama's Becoming is a favorite), and organizing spaces (inspiration via Marie Kondo). She is very excited to be interning at Jackson Law since it will give her some experience in a law field that she knows little about. Jim's passion for helping those who have been hurt has already served as a great inspiration for the empathy one must have when deciding to take on cases that involve personal injury.
Leyton Gassaway is currently a senior at Hendrix College from Paragould, Arkansas pursuing a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics and Business, with a minor in Political Science. She is on the Pre-Law track, and will be attending law school in the fall of 2020. She is am extremely passionate about community service and civic engagement, and loves being able to give back to the Central Arkansas area. Interning at the Jackson Law Firm has allowed her to engage with the law in ways the directly effect the lives Arkansans and help give them a voice. She is excited to continue exploring this area of legal practice and grow her experience within the legal field.