Jason Steck

Freelance Article Writer & Report Writer

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
I am an experienced researcher, writer, and editor, with extensive experience writing in legal and academic fields. I also have experience writing academic, newspaper, and magazine articles as well as speeches. I am a quick and thorough proofreader and editor, and I can make suggestions to improve style as well as substance.


Minnesota Court of Appeals, St. Paul, MN Aug. 2012–Present
Judicial Law Clerk, Judge Kevin G. Ross (Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013)
Judicial Law Clerk, Judge John P. Smith (Sep. 2013-Present)
Duties: Drafted, proofread, and edited judicial opinions and orders. Reviewed district court records for cases on appeal to state intermediate court. Researched, wrote, and edited bench memoranda.

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN Aug. 2010–Aug. 2012
Managing/Research Editor, Minnesota Law Review
Duties: Supervising editor for academic articles published in top-20 law review. Supervised process for students to apply to join law review.

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN Jan. 2010–Aug. 2012
Student Managing Editor, Constitutional Commentary
Duties: Developed and edited articles for faculty journal on constitutional law.
Research Assistant, Profs. Brian Bix, Richard Frase, Michael Tonry, and Stephen Cribari
Duties: Assisted with editing process for case books and academic articles in family law, criminal sentencing policy, and privacy law.


University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN GPA: 3.818
J.D., magna *** laude, Order of the Coif
Relevant Awards: Honors—Legal Writing

Creighton University, Omaha, NE
B.A., summa *** laude, departmental distinction, Political Science & Int’l Relations
Relevant Awards: Pi Sigma Alpha Best Undergraduate Paper (National Award) 2002


Note, Dissent without Disloyalty: Expanding Free Speech Rights for U.S. Military Members Under the “General Articles” of the UCMJ, 96 MINN. L. REV. 1606 (2012).

Snowden Leaks Reveal Extensive National Security Agency Monitoring of Telephone and Internet Communication, Silha Bull., Summer 2013, at 1, 3–7, available at http://www.silha.umn.edu/assets/pdf/2013summer9162013final.pdf.

Jane E. Kirtley, Global Privacy and Advertising Developments, in COMMUNICATIONS LAW IN THE DIGITAL AGE 2013 (Pract. L. Instit.) (contributing research attorney).
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Report Writing