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Nikki Lockhart

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University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

J.D., May 2004

Honors:       Dean’s List

 Activities:    Journal of Law and Inequality, Staff Member (2002-2004), Executive Editor (2003-2004)

                      Law and Medicine Society, Treasurer (2002-2004), Co-President (2003-2004)

Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

 B.A. in Chemistry, May 1996

 Honors:  Dean’s List

 Notable Publications

Low Cord Blood Type 14 Pneumococcal IgG1 but not IgG2 Antibody Predicts Early Infant Otitis Media. Nikki J. Lockhart; Kathleen A. Daly; Bruce R. Lindgren; Mary Meland; Chap T. Le; G. Scott Giebink. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2000;181:1979-82.

Legislating tolerance: Spain’s national public smoking law. Monique E Muggli; Nikki J Lockhart; Jon O Ebbert; Carlos A Jiménez-Ruiz; Juan Antonio Riesco Miranda Miranda; Richard D Hurt. Tob Control doi:10.1136/tc.2009.031831.

Open Doorway to Truth: Legacy of the Minnesota Tobacco Trial. Richard D. Hurt, MD; Jon O. Ebbert, MD; Monique E. Muggli, MPH; Nikki J. Lockhart, JD; Channing R. Robertson, PhD. Mayo Clin. Proc., May 2009;84(5):446-456.

Writing and Editing Experience

ampers@t, LLC, Pricipal                                        2011- current

Provide editing, ghostwriting and proofreading assistance for clients in a variety of fields.  Edit scientific manuscripts and reports, books, magazine and journal articles, newspaper articles, marketing materials, web copy, legal writing, manuals, correspondence and white papers.  Offer substantive writing and ghostwriting services in all fields with a special emphasis on web copy and scientific and legal documents.

Innocence Project of Minnesota, Fellow                 2010 –2011

Provided investigative assistance to determine whether a case met the criteria required for further investigation.  Read and summarized district court files and appellate opinions.

Independent Contractor                                            2008 –2010

– Mayo Clinic Nicotine Research Program: assisted the research scientists and doctors as a researcher, writer and editor.  

– Veeco, Inc. Developed and refined technical user manuals; wrote and and edited scientific articles.

State of Minnesota, Court of Appeals,                      2006 –2008

Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Natalie Hudson         

Completed legal research and writing, drafted legal memoranda, reviewed case files and assisted with opinion writing.

State of Minnesota, Ninth Judicial District,              2005-2006

Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Paul T. Benshoof 

Assisted with legal research and writing in the areas of civil law, criminal law, family law, Indian law, CHIPS and conciliation.  Drafted legal orders and memoranda.

Innocence Project of Minnesota, Volunteer                 2002 – 2012

Wilder Foundation, Volunteer                                           2002 – 2012