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Meet Mary Claire Rose – Our 2023 Summer Law Clerk

by | Jul 26, 2023 | Blog, Firm News

Here are some things that will help you get to know Mary Claire.

She’s SMART….

Attends University of Missouri School of Law, J.D. Candidate, May 2025

  • Dean’s List, Spring of 2023 and Fall of 2022
  • Member of the Student Bar Association
  • Women’s Law Association Member
  • Involved with the Journal of Dispute and Resolution

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rockhurst University in 2021
Bachelor of Science – Molecular Biology Degree with a minor in Psychology


  • MaCabe Scholarship (competitive academic scholarship)
  • Dean’s List for 7 semesters
  • Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society), Member
  • Phi Delta Epsilon (Pre-Medical Fraternity), Member

Activities: Summer Scholar’s Intern – Researcher in a Genetics and Microscopy Laboratory at Stowers Institute for Medical Research in 2019


Played on Rockhurst Women’s College Basketball Team

    • Division II Athletic Scholarship
    • Academic All-Conference Student-Athlete

Played Guard on Women’s Basketball Team at Grain Valley High School

  • Inducted into Grain Valley High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2022
  • Academic All-Conference in basketball (4 years) and track (2 years)
  • 4-year starter and 3-year team captain
  • Broke school record for most points in a game (43) her senior year
  • Conference Champions (4 years) and District Champions (3 years)
  • KC Star Scholar-Athlete
  • Academic All-Conference in basketball (4 years) and track (2 years)
  • plus many, many more accolades

She Volunteers….

  • Served as Volunteer Varsity Girls’ Assistant Basketball Coach at Grain Valley High School 2020-2022
  • Volunteered at Information Desk for St. Luke’s Hospital


Best thing about your time at Hovey Williams?
“Learning new things about the field of law I am eager to go into, as well as the people that are willing to teach me those new things.”

What led you to Intellectual Property Law?
“I originally was going to go to medical school, so I got a degree in Molecular Biology. A mentor at my law school saw that I had that degree and pointed me in the direction of intellectual property. I haven’t looked back after that.”

Best advice you’ve received?
“Always go into something viewing it as an opportunity, rather than expecting a particular result. That way if things don’t turn out how you intended, you don’t walk away disappointed, but rather, thankful for another opportunity.”

Favorite thing about KC?
“The people and culture. It is full of kind and loyal people. I’ve always thought it seemed more like a small town, rather than a big city. I have spent my whole life here, so it will always be home and a very special place to me.”

How do you relax? What do you do in your down time?
“I love to read books and watch movies. I also love going on walks with my dog, Kali, who is the light of my life. (:

What was the last book you read?
The Silent Patient. My favorite book is “The Kite Runner” by Khalid Hosseini.”

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookies and cream.”

What was your first job?
“I worked at a daycare in my hometown.”

What is your favorite vacation spot? Dream trip?
“My favorite vacation spot would have to be the Bahamas. My dream trip would be going to Greece.”

What’s on your bucket list?
I love skydiving, I would love to do a solo jump one day.
Go backpacking in Europe.
Go on a mission trip. My faith is very important to me.”


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