• 2010 | Southeast Missouri State University, B.S.
  • Current | Southern Illinois University- Carbondale; J.D. candidate


Darryl was raised in Jackson and completed her undergraduate studies at Southeast Missouri State University.  While at SEMO, Darryl majored in Criminal Justice and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. 

After graduating from SEMO, Darryl worked for both the Missouri Department of Mental Health, and the Missouri Children’s Division where she investigated cases of child abuse and neglect.

Darryl is currently in her final semester of law school where she is a teaching assistant for the Lawyering Skills course, teaching legal writing and research skills to first-year students. She completed a judicial externship in the chambers of the Honorable Scott A. Lipke, and was a staff member on the SIU Law Journal during her second year.  In 2017, Darryl completed an internship with the Capital Habeas Unit within the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Tallahassee, Florida. This unit handles death penalty cases at the federal appellate level.

After graduation, Darryl plans to focus her practice in the areas of family law, criminal defense, personal injury, and Workers’ Compensation.

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Darryl Jenkins, Intern