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Kara L. Lambert

Law Clerk

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

Experience at Work

Kara joined the firm as a member of Capes Sokol’s 2020 Summer Associate class and continues to work with the firm as a Law Clerk. She primarily assists on matters related to complex civil litigation, products liability cases, intellectual property, and business transactions.

Kara attends the University of Arkansas School of Law. She is pursuing a concentration in business & real property, with an interest in commercial litigation, and anticipates earning her business law certificate upon graduation. Kara has gained both transactional and litigation experience as a law student through her participation in the Board of Advocates Trial and Negotiations Competition and by enrolling in experiential courses in her curriculum.

Kara served as a research assistant for University of Arkansas Professor Howard Brill, a former Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. In 2019, she was an extern for Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson.

In the Community

Kara is an active member of the law school and local community, attending many events benefitting non-profit organizations and the start-up and entrepreneurial community of the Northwest Arkansas area.

At the University of Arkansas School of Law Kara served as Secretary of the Student Bar Association, a student-governed organization that provides a forum for addressing the concerns and opinions of the student body. In her role, she organized and managed the 1L mentor program, designed to acclimate 1L students to the law school community and facilitate connections within the law school. In addition, Kara was Staff Editor for the Journal of Food Law and Policy.

As a Summer Associate, Kara volunteered at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ COVID-19 Emergency Relief Food Drive. The Urban League’s weekly drive-through food distribution efforts served over 60,000 families in the metropolitan area and raised more than $3.5 million.

Kara looks forward to furthering her involvement in the St. Louis community following graduation.

Education

  • J.D. Candidate, University of Arkansas School of Law
    • Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2021
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Arkansas (2018)

Areas of Interest

  • Business & Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Litigation

Memberships & Associations

  • Student Bar Association
    • Secretary, 2019-2020
  • University of Arkansas School of Law Journal of Food Law and Policy
    • Staff Editor, 2019-2020
    • Member, 2020-2021

Awards & Designations

  • University of Arkansas School of Law Dean’s List: 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Sidney P. Davis Jr. Scholarship Recipient, 2019