Each year, Baylor Evnen Wolfe & Tannehill, LLP has the pleasure of working with intelligent, proactive, and talented law students. Through our internal clerkship program, we strive to support and assist in the development of law students as they begin their careers.

Each law clerk is given the opportunity to learn and grow through attorney supervised projects throughout the summer. Please meet the Baylor Evnen Wolfe & Tannehill, LLP 2024 law clerks!

Meet Dantae Knudson

ABOUT ME | I am from Tioga, North Dakota. I completed my undergraduate degree at North Dakota State University where I majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice. I recently completed my 2L year at the University of Nebraska College of Law. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and dog.

PRACTICE AREA INTEREST(S) | I am particularly interested in continuing to deepen my knowledge within workers’ compensation and employment law, including the interrelationship between both areas of practice.

WHY AN ATTORNEY | I wanted a career where I could help others, while simultaneously engage in an intellectual challenge that would allow for me to expand my knowledge and education.

LECTURE HALL TO THE OFFICE | I learned how to communicate more effectively both in my writing and in person. Additionally, I have learned that it is okay to admit when you are unsure and to ask for help. As a law clerk, I believe this is important to acknowledge because there are so many resources available and, although you are not expected to know everything, there are many talented individuals who are eager to teach you and help you learn. One of the perks of being in a firm is learning from one another.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO AT BAYLOR EVNEN WOLFE & TANNEHILL, LLP | I am most looking forward to expanding my legal education and the relationships I have built with the wonderful attorneys and staff at BEWT. Over the past year, I have been lucky enough to learn from and be mentored by these individuals, and it really is an honor.

Meet Meghan Thies

ABOUT ME | I am from Hastings, NE and just finished my first year of law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law. I am involved in the Student Bar Association, Women’s Law Caucus, and the Nebraska Law Review. I have been spending my free time leisurely reading and triathlon training this summer.

PRACTICE AREA INTEREST(S) | I am most looking forward to learning more about employment law and workers’ compensation practice areas because my interest in those areas, found through my undergraduate studies in Human Resource Management, are part of what motivated me to pursue a legal education. However, I am truly looking forward to being exposed to a variety of practice areas.

WHY AN ATTORNEY | I wanted a career that would allow me to be of service to others, while simultaneously being intellectually stimulating. I believe a career in the law will allow me to utilize my strengths and challenge me to continue to grow both in my education and personally.

LECTURE HALL TO THE OFFICE | While I came into law school with good time management skills, L1 has certainly refined them. I think this will continue to be a useful skill during my time as a law clerk with BEWT.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO AT BAYLOR EVNEN WOLFE & TANNEHILL, LLP | I am most looking forward to learning from all of the experienced attorneys at BEWT and gaining exposure to a variety of practice areas along the way. I am also very excited to start applying what we have learned in the classroom to issues in the field.


Meet Connor Hansen

ABOUT ME | Hi I’m Connor Hansen, I am originally from Aberdeen South Dakota and I just wrapped up my first year of law school at UNL. I completed my undergrad at Augustana University in Sioux Falls South Dakota where I majored in Economics and Political Science, so no one was surprised when I said I wanted to become an attorney. At UNL I am a candidate member of the Nebraska Law Review, I am an inclusive leadership fellow, and I am a student ambassador with our admissions office. In my free time I can usually be found reading or being a fan of the Minnesota sports teams, despite their penchant for breaking my heart.

I’ve always enjoyed being physically active. While in undergrad I played division II football at Augustana University. (Go Vikes!) That was an incredible experience and I am looking forward to getting into other sports and outdoor activities now that those days of playing competitively are behind me. I’m not very good at golf yet, but I’m getting there.

PRACTICE AREA INTEREST(S) | I am excited to work with the various litigation areas, workers comp, general civil, malpractice, etc. I think the litigation practice areas are a natural fit for me and I love the variety that every day brings in those areas. I do not have a lot of experience in that area but I am excited to learn more!

WHY AN ATTORNEY | I want to do work that helped people and work that felt like it made an impact in a positive way. I knew fairly early that science was interesting but ultimately not for me. When I became involved in debate in high school that experience made me think more seriously about becoming an attorney. I like to think that I made the correct decision to pursue this line of work, and I cannot be more excited about the opportunity that Baylor Evnen presents to pursue these goals.

LECTURE HALL TO THE OFFICE | Communication, it is possibly the most important skill an attorney can develop. Regardless of the medium, if you cannot explain with clarity what your thought process or reasoning is, then it doesn’t matter how well thought out it is or how the legal principles work in your favor. Law school has definitely shown me the importance of being able to communicate well and I look forward to applying those skills here at Baylor Evnen.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO AT BAYLOR EVNEN WOLFE & TANNEHILL, LLP | I’m most looking forward to getting to learn how the materials in the lecture hall transfer to actual practice. I cannot wait to work with the excellent attorneys here to learn from them and develop my own skills. I’m also excited for the numerous different practice areas I will have an opportunity to work with, it is a special opportunity when you can work with malpractice defense one day and the next day work on estates and employment law.