Jenna Rohrig

3L Jenna Rohrig has found a lot of contemporary uses in studying decided court cases in class – even one that involves a 30-year-old murder. “Since I started in May at the Boone County Commonwealth’s Attorney office, I have been able to work on major cases involving murder, rape and child sexual abuse. Currently, I am working on a cold-case murder that happened over 30 years ago.”

She has also argued in court against a defense motion to suppress evidence in a case. “With my student practice license I was asked to handle a suppression hearing in a felony. I did the research, wrote the brief, direct-examined the officer, and gave oral argument to the judge – all things I was capable of because of Professor [Michael] Mannheimer’s Evidence and Criminal Procedure classes. The judge decided in the commonwealth’s favor, and the evidence was not suppressed.”