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Baker Sterchi Welcomes 2021 Summer Law Clerks in Kansas City and St. Louis

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome its 2021 class of summer law clerks.

Summer law clerks in Kansas City include:

Mary Headrick, a rising 3L student at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Headrick earned her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Arkansas in 2017, where she was a student DJ and served as Diversity Chair of the Residents’ Interhall Congress. She served as a Law Clerk with Legal Aid of Arkansas last summer, and previously as a sales assistant with a logistics company in Arkansas.

Emily Pennington, a rising 3L student at the University of Kansas School of Law, where she earned a CALI Award in International Trade Law and is a Ross Foundation and Paul R. Wunsch Law School Scholarship recipient. Pennington also serves as a member of Women in Law and a participant of the University of Kansas Court of Parking Appeals (Traffic Court). She earned her undergraduate degree in business management, summa cum laude, from Baker University in 2019, where she held many leadership roles, including President and Treasurer of the History Club, Vice President of the Gaming Society, Treasurer of the Cardinal Key National Honor Society, and Treasurer of the Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honor society. Additionally, she served as Co-Captain of the Women’s Varsity Golf Team and received the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Award. Last summer she served as an extern with the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Summer law clerks in St. Louis include:

Avery Goodman, a rising 3L student at Washington University School of Law, where he is Associate Managing Editor of the Washington University Jurisprudence Review, Co-President of the Jewish Law Society, and Community Service Chair of the OUTlaw Society. Goodman earned his undergraduate degree in marketing and corporate relations from the University of Mississippi in 2018, where he was Rhythm Section Leader for the Collegiate Jazz Ensemble. He was also in an alternative/rock band in Mississippi for over four years, performing regularly throughout the Southeast at various venues, charity fundraisers, and festivals. Goodman served as a Legal Intern for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Parental Justice Program in the summer of 2020.

Sarah Rodgers, a rising 3L student at St. Louis University School of Law, where she will serve as a Student Bar Association Representative upon her return this fall and is a member of the Health Law Association, Black Law Student’s Association, and Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity. She is also a Dean’s Select Scholarship recipient (95% tuition), Legal Research and Writing Teacher’s Assistant, and Moot Court participant. Rodgers was a Faculty Fellow for Professor Miriam Cherry, who focuses her academia work in Employment Law, and assisted Professor Cherry in the publication of two new textbooks. She earned her undergraduate degree in Health Management, cum laude, from Saint Louis University in 2019, where she was a Resident Advisor and member of the Student Activities Board.

Baker Sterchi summer law clerks attend hearings and depositions, prepare blog posts, and complete various research projects, as well as participate in fun activities in the cities in which they are located.


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