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.

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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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