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Assistant Legal

San Diego, California, United States
August 16, 2018

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Max Schmitz

***** ****** **** • San Diego, CA ***31 • 217-***-**** •


University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, MO

Juris Doctor, May 2018

GPA: 89.54; Rank: 23/99

Honors and Activities:

Board of Advocates Negotiation Competition: 3rd place (Fall 2015)

Dean’s List (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2018, and Spring 2018)

Top grade in Legal Research and Writing (Fall 2015)

Top grade in Advocacy, Family Violence, and Public Policy (Fall 2016)

Published article in The Journal of Law and Social Deviance (Spring 2017)

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act’s Contempt Provision: Time to Amend

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Psychology, 2014

GPA: 3.9/4.0

Honors and Activities:

Dean’s List

Top 5% Psychology student

Psychology Student Association

Teacher’s Assistant – Psychology of Personality

Assistant to the Editor – Handbook of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Attended: August 2011 – May 2013

Institution GPA: 3.88/4.0

Honors and Activities:

Dean’s List

Study Abroad, University of Wollongong (Australia)


Illinois Innocence Project, Springfield, IL (June 2017 – August 2017)

Reviewed and evaluated applicants’ cases

Researched legal issues and prepared legal memorandum

Mingus Law Office, Columbia, MO (May 2016 – April 2017)

Law Clerk

Prepared legal documents, such as legal briefs, legal memorandum, and motions

Communicated with the supervising attorney and clients

Missouri State Public Defender, Columbia, MO (August 2016 – December 2016)

Legal Extern

Observed and discussed legal proceedings and client interactions with experienced attorneys

Researched legal issues and prepared legal memorandum

Samaritan Center Legal Care, Jefferson City, MO (November 2015 – May 2016)


Interviewed clients

Prepared memorandum and summaries of client interviews

The Honorable Bradley Paisley, Christian County Courthouse, Taylorville, IL (January 2016)

Judicial Intern

Observed various court proceedings, staffings, and meetings

Discussed the format of proceedings, rationale of decisions, and other legal topics with the Judge, Public Defender, and State’s Attorneys

Kemmerer Village, Assumption, IL (May 2014 – December 2014)

Child Care Counselor

Implemented treatment plans for adolescents at a residential facility

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