5 things about Law Clerk Shannon Konkol

Shannon, a student at Nebraska Law, recently joined our Voting Rights Initiatives team. Here's more about her, in her own words.



Hello! I’m Shannon Konkol and I’m the law clerk for Civic Nebraska for summer 2021. I am a rising third-year law student Nebraska U. Law. I’m originally from Wisconsin and got my bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a double major in political science and English Literature. I’m eager to grow my law skills with an organization that shares the same passion of achieving a fair and healthy democracy as I do!

Here are five quick things about me:

I adopted a dog when I moved to Lincoln in August 2019. She’s a chihuahua–dachshund mix and is five years old. She is a great companion and study buddy! My dog’s name is Ruth Barker Ginsburg, after one of my personal inspirations. 

I am obsessed with Golden Girls and Betty White (another personal hero). I have around 15 different Golden Girls trinkets around my apartment and have seen every episode of the show at least five times.

I absolutely love to travel. I have been to eight other countries and 25 U.S. states. My goal is to see every state and U.S. National Park by the time I’m 50. After I graduate, I plan to move to one of the coasts to start my career.

I’m enrolled in the dual-degree program at Nebraska U. So while I am getting my J.D. at the Nebraska College of Law, I’m also working towards my master of political science at the university. I plan to graduate with both degrees in December 2022, after only 3 ½ years of hard work.

I’ve worked with similar organizations to Civic Nebraska, both during undergrad and law school. In my last undergraduate semester, I lived in D.C. and interned for the League of Women Voters. Last summer, I worked for the League of Women Voters of Nebraska as a law clerk. And this summer, I also have a short-term assignment with the Nebraska State Bar on a project for the Women’s Committee. My work with nonprofits and government-type agencies has confirmed that this is the kind of work I want to do when I graduate.

Welcome, Shannon – we’re glad you’re here!

Reach Shannon at lawclerk@civicnebraska.org.

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