January 17, 2024
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is pleased to welcome the 2024 Law Clerks. Law students Sonora Gillespie, Caroline O’Connor and Maria Wright clerking in the firm’s Little Rock office. Law students Maddy McCulloch and Emily McDonald are clerking in the firm’s Rogers office.
Sonora Gillespie is a law student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where she is a member of Delta Theta Phi and serves as a court observer for the William H. Bowen School of Law Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform project initiative. She is a research assistant at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and currently serves as an automated logistical specialist in the U.S. Army Reserves. Sonora is graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.
Caroline O’Connor is a law student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where she is an apprentice with the UA Little Rock Law Review. She serves as a teacher’s assistant for research, writing and analysis and has earned top papers in research, writing and analysis, civil procedure, contracts and real property. Caroline is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis and holds a bachelor’s in English literature.
Maria Wright is a law student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where she is a student board member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a certificate in linguistics and a certificate in rhetoric. She also completed a minor in Spanish in a study abroad immersion program at the Universidad Fidékutas
Maddy McCulloch is a law student at the University of Arkansas School of Law where she won the 2023 Board of Advocates Negotiations Competition. She serves as staff editor of the Journal of Food Law and Policy, is a member of the 2024 Phi Alpha Delta National Trial Competition team and an Arkansas Bar Association representative for the Student Bar Association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Communications from the University of Arkansas.
Emily McDonald is a law student at the University of Arkansas School of Law where she is a staff editor for the Journal of Food Law and Policy. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
The Mitchell Williams Law Clerk program is designed to provide law students the experience of working across practices to develop the skills necessary to excel in the practice of law. Our law clerks actively assist lawyers and are assigned substantive, challenging and billable work to expand their skills.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm providing strategic, comprehensive legal counsel for everything from day-to-day needs to the most complex, specialized business matters. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.