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Maine Law students selected for prestigious judicial clerkships

Nov. 24, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine – Several third-year students at the University of Maine School of Law have been selected to clerk for state and federal judges in 2014. These coveted positions provide a wealth of experience, and are valued stepping stones to subsequent jobs in the legal profession.

The Law School has an active Clerkship Committee, comprised of faculty members who communicate with judges, and help students apply for positions. From the past two graduating classes, 15 students have accepted judicial clerkships.

Kevin Decker will be clerking for Judge William J. Kayatta, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The clerkship is for one-year and begins in summer 2014. This past summer, Decker was a summer associate at Bernstein Shur.

Sara Murphy has been chosen to clerk for the Hon. Leigh Saufley (Maine Law ’80), Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The one-year clerkship begins in August 2014. This past summer, she was Maine Law’s Charles A. Harvey, Jr., Trial Practice Immersion Fellow , and also was a summer associate at Pierce Atwood.

Rachel White and Stephen Segal will clerk for Judge John A. Woodcock Jr., (Maine Law '76), Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.

Ryan C. Almy will clerk for the Hon. Joseph Jabar of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

More clerkship placements for Maine Law students are expected to be announced in the coming months.

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Media contact: Trevor Maxwell, communications director at Maine Law
Office: 207-228-8037/ Cell: 207-286-4431/ email: trevor.maxwell@maine.edu

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