#SLULAWSummer - Rising 2L Robert Wann

July 22, 2015

 

By Robert Wann

My name is Robert Wann and I am a rising 2L. Originally from the St. Louis area, I attended undergrad at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville where I majored in political science and minored in business administration.

This summer, I have been interning for American Family Mutual Insurance Company in their St. Louis Claims Legal Department. While the department houses the litigation and advisory units for the region, most of my work is for the litigation attorneys. Their litigation work typically consists of defending its insured clients from lawsuits and reaching settlements with persons injured by its insured. These cases normally come in the form of a vehicle accident or an injury at a home.

Prior to law school, I worked for a firm in Wood River, Ill., whose case load consisted of primarily insurance defense. Having some knowledge, experience and enjoyment working with insurance law previously, interning for an insurance company made perfect sense.

Throughout the summer I have been tasked with multiple projects, including assisting in trial preparation, researching for pre-trial motions, assisting in the preparation and research for a Missouri Court of Appeals oral argument and examining recent case law that affects American Family policies. In addition to conducting research, I was able to observe and assist with a jury trial, mediation, minor settlements, conference calls and depositions.

I am thankful for the opportunity to take the knowledge I have gained in the classroom and apply it in a practical setting. I never anticipated that I would get to experience the many facets of insurance defense as I have and although the summer is winding down, I am excited to gain more experience before my 2L year begins!

 

SLU LAW Professor, Student, Alumnae Recognized for Contribution to Legal Profession

Antonia Miceli, J.D., and 3L Kaitlyn Parker were honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly with 2017 Women's Justice Awards.

Irish Justice John MacMenamin Explores Brexit, EU with SLU LAW

Saint Louis University School of Law hosted the Hon. Mr. Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court of Ireland for a weeklong visit April 10-14.

Brewmasters Share Advice, Beer with Law Students

The founders of Schlafly Beer, Urban Chestnut and Fitz’s Root Beer visited Scott Hall March 30, as part of a collaborative event hosted by two SLU LAW student organizations and SLU's Center for Entrepreneurship.

SLU LAW to Host Mr. Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court of Ireland

As part of the weeklong visit beginning April 10, several events planned are open to the SLU and SLU LAW community, as well as the broader St. Louis legal community.

Share