Get to Know Law Clerk Elizabeth Pahkala

May 31, 2023

We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Pahkala to our team. Elizabeth is a 1L at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and will support our Workers' Compensation Group this summer.

1. Why did you decide to go to law school? 
I decided to go to law school after witnessing underrepresentation in Minnesota’s rural communities. Equal access to our justice system is something that is important to me, so I decided to pursue a legal education to help combat this lack of access.

2. What are you most excited to learn this summer? 
I am most excited to learn about Workers' Compensation as a practice area generally. I was able to attend a few work comp events with my law school mentor, but seeing the practice from the other side will give me better insight and help shape my perspective.

3. What is an interesting fact about you? 
I enjoy curling with my family in my free time.