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Get to Know...Katelynn McCollough

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Katelynn McCollough, 3L
Webster City, Iowa

Katelynn McCollough discovered her interest in the legal profession through her work as a newspaper reporter during college.

“I loved working in the journalism field, and I especially enjoyed covering stories that were connected to politics and legal topics,” says McCollough, who worked as editor-in-chief of the Iowa State Daily during her undergraduate education at Iowa State University in Ames. “I’m not really sure when it happened, but at some point I realized my interest went well beyond simply covering these topics for a newspaper; the idea of law school just seemed to fit.”

Now a third-year student, McCollough spent her first summer of law school working at the Iowa Attorney General’s Office in Des Moines, Iowa, where she says she fell in love with the city. She returned to Des Moines again this summer, where she worked as a summer associate at the Davis Brown law firm.

She will begin her post as Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Corporation Law this fall, where her main responsibility will be to plan the journal’s spring symposium focused on the topic of Dark Pools and alternative trading systems.

Though she hasn’t settled on a specific practice area just yet, McCollough says she’s interested in litigation work and almost anything pertaining to property law.

Once she earns her J.D., McCollough says she’s looking forward to working in the legal field fulltime for the Davis Brown law firm, where she’ll have the opportunity to take what she’s learned at Iowa Law and put it to use.