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.
Economic Justice law clerk John Beutler is a critical advocate for justice, both on and off the sand volleyball court.
Born and raised in Omaha, John had been an Omahan for life when he decided to further his education at Creighton University, where he graduated with a degree in Economics. He then decided to keep a good thing going and now is pursuing his law degree at Creighton’s School of Law.
Outside of his studies, John stays busy. He is a volunteer GED math teacher at the Omaha Literacy Center, an avid Creighton basketball fan (for better or for worse), and is also a beer connoisseur. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as soccer, tailgating and the intramural sand volleyball powerhouse that is Nebraska Appleseed. He also claims that he once wore the same pair of shoes every day for a year straight. He purports to be a good cook, but admits that he is a better eater.
John came to Nebraska Appleseed because he believes that Appleseed is, “one of the beacons of hope in our great state.” Though, he has one suggestion for all of us here at Nebraska Appleseed, “The cat meme per capita at Nebraska Appleseed is pretty low, I think we can work on that.”
Though, as an avid fan of the hit show, Game of Thrones, he understands why beacons are so important: John knows that the night is dark and full of terrors. But, he can often be found roaming the office whispering, “The North remembers.”