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 the following judges:
- Judge William Kayatta of the Federal 1st Circuit Court of Appeals (Portland).
- Judge John Woodcock (Maine Law ’76), Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine (Bangor).
- Chicago Immigration Court (USDOJ, Executive Office for Immigration Review).
- Justice Joseph M. Jabar of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Augusta).
- Justice Andrew M. Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Bangor).
- Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Portland).
- Judge George Bowden ’74 of the Snohomish County Superior Court (Everett, Washington).
- Justice Jeffrey L. Hjelm of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Augusta).
- Justice Donald G. Alexander of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Portland).
- Judge Brock Hornby, Federal District Court Judge (Senior Status).
- Judge Nancy Torresen, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine (Portland).