Bjorklund helps AutoZone meet compliance laws

Law Talk profile for The Memphis Daily News

Aug. 1, 2013

When Susan Bjorklund, policy and procedure attorney for AutoZone, left Houston High School for the University of Mississippi, it was with only an inkling that she might want to be a lawyer one day.

Others were more certain.

“My parents would say that they knew I was going to be an attorney from the moment that I argued with them about everything as a small child,” she said.

The idea didn’t completely click with her, however, until she became more entrenched in political science and constitutional law as an undergraduate. One professor in particular, John Winkle, proved inspirational and helped “spark that fire” for her to eventually seek out the legal profession.

Bjorklund graduated from Ole Miss in 2005 and entered Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Miss., where, she said, “I wasn’t the best law student, but I worked hard, and I was really good about getting real-life experience there.”

It was experience that came in the form of summer clerkships with FedEx’s labor relations department and both plaintiff- and defense-side law firms in Jackson, and as an active member of the Student Bar Association’s governing council . . . (read more)