KTK is excited to announce that its 2020 Summer Law Clerk position has been accepted by Mark McDermed. Mark is currently a student at University of Iowa College of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in both Political Science and Business Administration.
Mark has a variety of experience in the political and legal field. He served as a legislative intern for the Office of Kansas State Representative John Eplee, where he focused on rulings surrounding K-12 educational funding. Mark was simultaneously a Statewide Field Coordinator for Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s 2018 campaign, and helped develop and implement a campaign networking strategy.
Mark also spent two summers in Washington, D.C. working as a legislative intern for the Office of U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, and a trade policy intern for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. For Moran’s office, he researched and crafted memorandums on pending legislation. In the latter position, Mark focused primarily on issues involving international free trade agreements, tariffs and regulations, as well as researched and authored legislative history regarding Trade Promotional Authority laws.
KTK looks forward to working with Mark throughout the summer.