University of Maine School of Law

2019 Summer Fellowships announced for Maine Law students

Thanks to the generosity and hard work of students, faculty, staff, friends, and alumni, the University of Maine School of Law has been able to offer a variety of interesting and instructive summer fellowships. This summer, 24 students from the Law School will work as fellows in a wide array of jobs. Many of these jobs are public interest law positions, and benefit both the students and the wider community. The fellowship locations are as far away as Reno, Nevada and New York City – and as close as Portland and Augusta.

The 2019 Summer Fellows are:

Bernstein District Court Fellowships

  • Suzannah Dowling ’21 – Judge Lawrence & Judge Beliveau (Lewiston District Court)
  • Katherine Randall ’21 – Judge Powers (Portland District Court)
  • Laura Greenwood ’21 – Judge Walker (Augusta District Court)
  • Joseph Shagoury ’21 – Judge Dobson (West Bath District Court)

Center for Law + Innovation Privacy Law Fellowship

  • Brandon Berg ’21 – International Association of Privacy Professionals (Portsmouth, NH)

Charles A. Harvey Trial Practice Immersion Fellowship

  • Lauren Kaiser ’20

Cumberland Bar Association Public Interest Fellowship

  • Kelsey Lee ’21 – Pine Tree Legal Assistance (Portland, ME)

Cushman Anthony Clinic Fellowship

  • Langdon Thaxter ’20

Economic Justice Fellowship

  • Nina Ciffolillo ’21 – Avesta Housing (Portland, ME)

Horace J. Libby Fellowship, Maine Public Utilities Commission

  • Daya Taylor ’21

The Jackson Laboratory Fellowship

  • Frank Brancely ’21

James M. Roux Clinic Fellowship

  • Haley Hunter ’20

Linda Smith Dyer Fellowship, Maine Women’s Policy Center

  • Rezvaneh Ganji ’21

MAPIL Fellowships

  • Shianne Bowlin ’21 – Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maine (Portland, ME)
  • Troy Lawrence ’20 – Washoe County Public Defender’s Office (Reno, NV)
  • Kelsey Lee ’21 – Pine Tree Legal Assistance (Portland, ME) [Combination of MAPIL Fellowship & Cumberland Bar Association Public Interest Fellowship]
  • Alexander Mihalov ’20 – Earth Law Center (New York City, NY)

Roger Putnam Clinic Fellowship

  • Andrew McLean ’20

Rural Practice

  • Amanda Bridges ’20 – Bemis & Rossignol (Presque Isle)
  • Kathryn King ’20 – Levesque Law (Damariscotta)
  • Ben Everett ’21 – Swanson Law, P.A. (Presque Isle)
  • Cheryl Saniuk-Heinig ’21 – Camden Law, LLP (Camden)

Susan Calkins Public Interest Fellowship

  • Kristin King ’21, Maine Center for Juvenile Law and Policy

Women’s Law Association Fellowships

  • Melanie Dorn ’20 – Maine Women’s Policy Center
  • Sheila Hamasoor ’21 – United States Attorney’s Office

The Law School’s summer fellowships are supported financially by the MAPIL Auction (for MAPIL Fellowships), Law School funds, and donations to Maine Law from alumni and friends.