Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. welcomes Joseph A. Tecson Scholarship recipient to the firm

December 19, 2018

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. is proud to announce that Ashlee Germany, the first recipient of the Joseph A. Tecson Scholarship, has joined the firm as a law clerk. In her new role, Germany works directly with attorneys, gaining hands-on experience in a variety of the firm’s practice areas.

The scholarship is administered by DePaul University College of Law and is open to any first-year law student in good standing and with proven financial need, with a preference for those who have performed community service. It provides support to one student each year with books and supplies and is renewable for those students who remain in good academic standing. All Joseph A. Tecson Scholarship recipients are invited to attend firm events and apply to the law clerk program. Now a third-year law student at DePaul, Germany is actively engaged in numerous student organizations—as president of the Student Bar Association, managing editor of the DePaul Law Review and member of the Diversity Council. She previously chaired the Black Law Students Association and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

As a Chuhak & Tecson law clerk Germany has myriad opportunities to develop her skills—from legal research to discovery work and from sitting in on depositions to going to court with attorneys. The longstanding maxim at Chuhak & Tecson is—Your experience here as a law clerk is what you make of it.

Germany enjoys expanding and sharing her legal knowledge through writing. Her article titled “Cause I ain’t got no pencil: a call for Chicago Public School funding litigation reform” will be published in the DePaul Law Review in 2019. While she studied many practice areas, her favorite course to date is constitutional law because of the role it plays in protecting the rights of citizens. She is considering focusing her practice in employment or commercial litigation law, two of Chuhak & Tecson’s 12 practice groups.

Germany received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to joining Chuhak & Tecson, she was a legal intern at Modelez International in Chicago and a summer associate at Stinson Leonard Street LLP in Kansas City.

For more information about the scholarship, visit Joseph A. Tecson Scholarship Fund.