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Judge Margaret J. Kravchuk Named the University of Maine School of Law’s L. Kinvin Wroth Award Winner

The University of Maine School of Law is pleased to announce that Federal Magistrate Margaret J. Kravchuk is this year’s winner of the L. Kinvin Wroth Award, which will be presented at the 2010 Maine Law Graduation Ceremony. The L. Kinvin Wroth Award, named after former Dean L. Kinvin Wroth, honors a Maine Law graduate who has achieved distinction in his or her career by contributing as a leader - locally, nationally, or globally, and who has helped advance the goals of the Law School.

Judge Kravchuk is a federal magistrate judge with the United States District Court for the District of Maine, a position she has held since January 2000. After receiving her J.D. in 1976 from the University of Maine School of Law, Judge Kravchuk clerked for the Justices of the Maine Superior Court. She then worked as a prosecutor for nine years in the District Attorney’s office in Bangor, Maine, and was appointed as District Attorney for Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

In 1985, Judge Kravchuk was appointed to the Maine District Court, a position she held for five years. She was elevated to the Maine Superior Court in 1990. Seven years later, she became the Chief Justice of the Maine Superior Court. She held this position until she joined the United States District Court in 2000.

Judge Kravchuk was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Bethany College, her master’s degree in teaching from Brown University, and her J.D. from Maine Law. Earlier in her career, she taught high school in Rhode Island.