Meet our Summer Law Clerk Ryan Duffy
Summer Intern Spotlight
Baker, Burton & Lundy is very pleased to have Ryan Duffy return for his second summer clerkship. He worked in the litigation department during his rising junior summer in college and now has returned during law school for another summer with BB&L.
Ryan is a rising 2L student at the UCLA School of Law. He attend the University of Washington, majoring in Political Science, minoring in History and Philosophy. Here are a few questions we asked Ryan.
Why do you want to be a lawyer?
I have wanted to be a lawyer for a long time. In high school I was on the Speech & Debate Team and was good at arguing. Now that I have spent time here and in law school, I am learning that the Law is like a puzzle and I enjoy it. I enjoy puzzles and want to spend the rest of my life solving them.
Which fields in law interest you?
Litigation, especially contract and business litigation.
Why did you return to BB&L for another internship?
Everyone here is so welcoming. They go above and beyond to help each other and their clients. When I interned here in undergrad, I worked with Albro, Evan, Kent, and Brad. I was able to sit in on stuff and I actually felt like I contributed. I knew that would continue if I came back. This summer, I have gotten to write a lot of demand letters and a motion for summary judgement, so it feels like I am really having an impact on people’s lives and helping people.
What else do you do for fun?
I read a ton. I am finishing Sapiens now. I was on a Hemingway kick for a bit and read 5 of his books back-to-back. I also hang out with my roommates and family, exercise, and of course, solve puzzles.
What are your favorite puzzles besides the law?
Chess, Sudoku, Wordle, and mini-Crosswords.
You are welcome back next summer Ryan!