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Calann Edwards

Law Clerk

“Rise up!” – Lin Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)

Experience at Work

Cay joined the firm as a member of Capes Sokol’s 2021 Summer Associate class. She attends the Washington University School of Law and will graduate in May 2022. A 2019 David M. Becker Scholar, Cay received a Certificate of Excellence for oral advocacy in her legal writing class. Recently, she completed work as one of two student-editors of articles being finalized for publication by the law school’s faculty members.

During her 1L summer, Cay worked as a summer clerk for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, where she worked under the Hon. Stephen R. Bough, U.S. District Court Judge; the Hon. Lujana M. Counts, U.S. Magistrate Judge; and the Hon. Brian T. Fenimore, Chief Bankruptcy Judge. In addition, Cay was a legal intern at a Kansas City based law firm, where she prepared legal memoranda, petitions, and motions.

In the Community

In 2020, she performed public service work for the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Counsel, where, during the height of the COVID-19 housing crisis, she helped tenants fight unlawful evictions and uninhabitable living conditions. This fall, she will continue her public service vocation by working in the WashULaw Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic, where she will focus on a variety of matters, including mediating housing disputes. She is a member of the Black Law Students Association, the Women’s Law Caucus, and the If/When/How Washington University School of Law chapter.

Prior to law school, Cay tutored for Teach English as a Second Language at Washington University. In addition, she was a volunteer counselor for the Green Center, a non-profit arts and environmental education organization dedicated to helping people connect with nature in the St. Louis region.

Education

  • J.D. Candidate, Washington University School of Law
    • Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
  • B.A., English Literature, Washington University in St. Louis (2019)
  • B.A., Linguistics, Washington University in St. Louis (2019)

Memberships & Associations

  • Black Law Students Association
  • Women’s Law Caucus
  • If/When/How Washington University Chapter

Awards & Designations

  • David M Becker Annual Scholar 2019
  • Certificate of Excellence in Oral Advocacy

Presentations

  • Judges Big Table Discussion, Student Ambassador and Presenter of: Judge Stephen R. Bough, Judge Wille J. Epps, Jr., and Judge Duane Benton, St. Louis, MO, October 2020

Areas of Interest

  • Mediation and Negotiation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice