Note: Each year, Nebraska Appleseed is fortunate to work with a number of bright, talented law clerks and interns. This is one of a series of posts that feature Appleseed’s clerks and interns discussing their backgrounds and experiences.
“Change comes slowly, but with purpose. The issues of poverty, education, social justice, these are all enormous issues that need to be addressed on a foundational level, and I think Nebraska Appleseed is the best organization in the state to confront these issues in a way that makes meaningful and significant change.” Nebraska Appleseed law clerk Andrew Schill said.
A current student at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Andrew is focusing his career on making big changes in the way things work in Nebraska.
“In college, I was frustrated that most of academia could pinpoint the fundamental problems that plague society, but there was little to no action actually being done,” Andrew said. “So I decided to see what I could do to involve myself as a part of the solution. I joined Americorps National Civilian Community Corps after school, then enrolled in law school after the completion of my national service.”
A part of Nebraska Appleseed since September, Andrew identifies with a lot of the work the organization is doing both at an individual and systemic level.
“They address the institutional issues that plague Nebraska like lack of education or access to food.” Andrew said. “We have organizations who perform direct legal aid to Nebraska, but Appleseed is the only one who’s working toward institutional changes. They have a proven track record of doing great, great things.”
Name: Andrew Schill
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Position: Law Clerk
About me: I am currently a student at the University of Nebraska College of Law. I love puns and terrible jokes, my family, the outdoors and Bill Murray movies.
Future Plans: Right now, my future plans revolve solely around taking and passing the bar.