SettlePou Associate Takes Leave for Federal Judicial Clerkship

Kristina Kiik, a member of SettlePou’s Commercial Litigation Section, is on leave until September 2012.  She is serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable W. Royal Furgeson, Jr., Senior District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas division.

Kristina attended Southern Methodist University for both her undergraduate and legal education. She received a B.A. in Political Science, International Studies, and Public Policy in 2006, and was a 2010 cum laude law school graduate.  She was also the Casenote and Comment Editor for the SMU Law Review and a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

While federal law clerks have no statutorily defined duties, they regularly conduct legal research, prepare bench memoranda, draft orders and opinions, and confer with the judge on rulings.

Kristina looks forward to returning to SettlePou upon the completion of her clerkship.

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