Published: June 27, 2024

The summer months serve as an excellent opportunity for our Law Buffs to dive into their areas of interest and take on summer work that helps them develop their legal skills. In this series, we are thrilled to highlight just a few of our rising 2L and 3L students and learn more about what they are up to this summer.  Emilee Calvin

This week, we are highlighting Emilee Calvin ‘26, who is working as a legal intern for the Honorable Kathryn A. Starnella at the U.S. District Court of Colorado. 

What interested you in this particular role? 

EC: I am hoping to clerk in the federal courts after law school. I was interested in working with Judge Starnella because I hoped to obtain insight into the day-to-day life of a clerk. I also wanted to gain a better understanding of how the court works and what judges see as effective advocacy.  

What is your day-to-day like in this job? 

EC: Day to day I attend hearings as well as work on researching and drafting orders on various motions filed with the court.  

What has been your favorite part of the job so far? 

EC: So far, my favorite part of the job is observing court proceedings and seeing the various ways lawyers advocate for their clients.  

What do you hope to learn in this role? 

EC: I hope to become a strong legal writer. I also hope to learn what makes a good lawyer and how to become one myself.  

Outside of work, what have you been up to this summer? 

EC: On the weekends, I spend a lot of time outside hiking, swimming, and enjoying the sun with my boyfriend and golden retriever. We explore Colorado when we are not working.