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Young lady wins $5,000 US foundation scholarship, set to become a Lawyer

A young lady named Kathryn Pflugs has been awarded a scholarship worth 5000 dollars by a foundation in the United States.

Kathryn is a third-year student at Notre Dame Law School who was awarded a scholarship from the National Association of Former United States Attorneys Foundation for her outstanding work while interning.

The program awards $5,000 scholarships to unpaid student interns who have performed outstanding work while interning at U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Department of Justice, and for their achievements in law school.

Kathryn worked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska in Omaha. She focused primarily on Indian Country criminal cases and worked with the FBI to take a child sexual abuse case from the reporting stage to the charging stage.



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Kathryn was also the second chair for an evidentiary hearing for a homicide case, where she presented the full draft of the government’s brief.

She also served as second chair on a child pornography case in which she assisted with witness prep, and jury selection, and performed a direct examination of the government’s opening witness.

“The doctrinal foundation and practical skills I’ve gained at Notre Dame gave me the confidence I needed to jump into the work the United States Attorney’s Office had for me,” Kathryn said.


“I am humbled that the District of Nebraska, and especially my mentor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lecia Wright, took the time to nominate me for this scholarship, and I am grateful to have NAFUSA support my studies as I prepare for a career in federal prosecution,” she added.

While at Notre Dame Law School, Kathryn served as president of the Law School’s chapter of the Future Prosecuting Attorneys Council and as a student ambassador for the admissions office.

She was a research assistant for Adjunct Professor and the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. She is currently a research assistant for a Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


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