Many of our recent graduates have been selected to clerk for state and federal judges. They have held clerkships with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and with members of the judiciary in District and Appellate Courts in Maine and other states, including New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Alaska. These coveted positions provide a wealth of experience, and are valuable stepping stones to subsequent jobs in the legal profession.
Maine Law has an active Clerkship Committee, comprised of faculty members who communicate with judges and help students apply for positions. The Committee also hosts an annual Clerkship Mock Interview event for students.
Some of our recent graduates are clerking, or have clerked, with judges on the following courts:
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Portland, Maine)
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims (Washington, D.C.)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maine (Bangor and Portland, Maine)
- Chicago Immigration Court (U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review)
- Dallas Immigration Court (U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review)
- Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Augusta, Bangor, and Portland)
- Maine Superior Court (Augusta, Bangor, and Portland)
- Maine District Court (multiple locations)
- Alaska Superior Court (multiple locations)
- Massachusetts Superior Court
- New Hampshire Superior Court (Concord, New Hampshire)
- New Jersey Superior Court (multiple locations)
- Snohomish County Superior Court (Everett, Washington)