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.
She was so sure about what she wanted to do for a career that for three years straight, Nebraska Appleseed intern Ashley Kunz dressed up as a lawyer for Halloween.
“There was no single event that made me want to go into law,” she said. “For as long as I can remember I wanted to practice law.”
Currently an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Global Studies with a History and French minor, she hopes to eventually continue her education by attending law school, then getting a Master of Laws in International Law.
Her desire to work in international law started in high school but quickly carried over to her college career.
“I went to France my junior year of high school and really enjoyed the international aspect of that,” she said. “I’m part of the model United Nations at UNL and am interested in something that crosses borders and involves more than one country.”
But for this summer, Ashley is in her native Lincoln working for Nebraska Appleseed in hopes of creating positive change.
“I had heard about Appleseed from one of my professors and I wanted to get involved with a law firm that not only advocated for change through legislation but also helped real people through outreach in the community,” Ashley said. “I hope that once I’ve finished my time here at Nebraska Appleseed I have a better understanding of how the legal system works and have made a positive impact even if it was a small one.”
Name: Ashley Kunz
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
About me: I am currently an undergrad at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and I am a Global Studies major with a History and French minor and I am also pre-law.
Future plans: I would like to continue my education after graduating from UNL and go to law school to get my J.D. and Master of Laws in International Law.