Maine Law grads hired by Maine’s new Senator, Angus King

Jan. 15, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine – Two recent graduates of the University of Maine School of Law have been hired as staff members by recently elected U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine.

Kate Shorr, ’10, and Chris Rauscher, ’12, are working in the Washington, D.C., offices of Sen. King, who was elected in November to take the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe.

Shorr, a native of Portland, is King’s director of scheduling. For the past two years, she served as a public affairs advisor and counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. At Foley & Lardner, Shorr’s practice focused on tax, financial services, intellectual property, transportation, defense and infrastructure issues for industry stakeholder groups. Shorr had previously served as scheduler and executive assistant to Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

At Maine Law, Shorr was president of the Student Bar Association and president of the Federalist Society, and she completed more than 100 hours of pro bono work. She worked as an intern for Mercy Hospital in Portland and for the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office.

Rauscher, from Bristol, Maine, joins King’s staff as one of two legislative aides. From April to December of 2012, Rauscher worked as assistant policy director for King’s campaign.

Rauscher graduated from Maine Law in the spring of 2012 with a 3.8 GPA. He was production editor of the Maine Law Review, and he published two case notes. Rauscher worked as a summer associate for Bernstein Shur in Portland, a student-attorney for Maine Law’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, a legal clerk for Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman, and a legal extern to Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals.


Media contact: Trevor Maxwell, communications director at Maine Law
Office: 207-228-8037/ Cell: 207-286-4431/ email:

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