Written by Emily Towe, Legal Studies Institute Program Advisor
Krista Thompson is from Billings, Montana, and she is a rising 2L at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND. She completed her undergraduate studies with a degree in criminal justice and sociology from the University of North Dakota. Krista then worked for two years as a part-time officer for Juvenile Corrections in Grand Forks, ND. During her time in DC, Krista is interning at the Law Office of Don Rosendorf. The office is a solo practice focusing primarily on personal injury and civil litigation as well as criminal and contract cases.
This summer, Krista has gained experience with legal research, composing memos on specific legal issues, drafting complaints for court, filing those complaints at the court, and writing letters to clients and insurance companies. Krista’s favorite aspect of her internship is going to court with Mr. Rosendorf and seeing him interact with clients. It is also a great accomplishment to see her work being used in cases and knowing that she prepared information to help the case succeed.
Her main responsibility with Mr. Rosendorf has been legal research, which is very rewarding. However, the experience Krista gained by drafting court documents, filing those documents, and acting as a liaison between clients and their insurance companies has been equally fulfilling. The skills she improved upon in DC this summer can be transferred to her studies in North Dakota, and she looks forward to sharing this valuable information with her classmates.