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Tonkon Torp Gives Summer Associates Real World Experience

June 19, 2013
Tonkon Torp’s summer associate program is in full swing, with three aspiring attorneys gaining real world legal experience and mentoring from many of the firm’s business lawyers and litigators.
“Tonkon Torp has a long history of attracting excellent law students to our summer associate program, and this year is no exception,” says Caroline Harris Crowne, chair of the firm’s hiring committee. “We are committed to providing promising law students with the opportunity to do meaningful work on behalf of real clients, benefit from feedback and close supervision by seasoned lawyers, and learn something about how a law firm works.”  
This year’s summer associates:
Stephanie Grant, who has completed her first year at Lewis & Clark Law School, relocated to Portland from Durham, North Carolina. A 2007 graduate of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she has an interest in environmental and conservation issues. She earned her B.S. in public health. Prior to law school, Stephanie was the executive director of Piedmont Conservation Council and consulted on environmental and sustainability programs in Raleigh.
Second year Lewis & Clark Law School student, Alex Tinker, is no stranger to being immersed in challenging work. Last summer he externed for U.S. District Judge Ancer Haggerty. Before starting law school, Alex was a legislative aide in the Oregon Legislature and gained non-profit experience in the organizations of Focus the Nation and Working America. A native Portlander, he is a 2006 graduate of University of Oregon with a B.S. in political science.
Stefanie Wilson has completed her second year at University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she is particularly interested in animal law and employment law. She graduated from Harvard in 2008 with a B.A. in biological anthropology and earned a Master’s degree in animals and public policy from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. This is her second year as a summer associate with Tonkon Torp. Born in Hong Kong, Stefanie considers Portland her home. Prior to her graduate studies, she volunteered for the Oregon Humane Society, from cleaning kennels to providing research and writing assistance to the Corporate Relations Director.