Maine Law Student Honored

Nathaniel Hull selected as Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student

We are delighted to announce that Nathaniel Hull has been selected by the American College of Bankruptcy as the First Circuit’s Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student, Class of 2009.

This competitive program is designed to identify law students of demonstrated talent and interest in bankruptcy law. The College selects one distinguished student from half the circuits each year. Nate was selected from many outstanding students in the First Circuit and joins thirty distinguished student alumni selected during the past seven years of the program. Nate is the first Maine Law student selected from the First Circuit for his honor.

Nate was selected on the basis of his excellent academic record; his volunteer work with Pine Tree Legal Services Bankruptcy Outreach Project; the quality of his Maine Law Review Note, Crossing the Line: Prime, Subprime and Predatory Lending; his participation in the Duberstein Moot Court Competition in Bankruptcy Law; his externship with the Honorable James B. Haines, Bankruptcy Judge; and recommendations from Faculty.

As the honoree from the First Circuit, Nate is invited, at the American College’s expense, to attend the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American College of Bankruptcy in Washington D.C., at which there will be a reception honoring the selected students. He will also attend the American College’s Induction Ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court. Bob Keach of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, Maine Law Class of 1980, Fellow of the American College and President of the American Bankruptcy Institute has been appointed by the American College as Nate’s Mentor.