A native of Shapleigh, Maine, Decker is a student-attorney in the Law School’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. In the Clinic, law students are specially licensed by the courts to represent real clients, under the supervision of Maine Law’s clinical faculty.
Decker represented a prisoner, Franklin Higgins, in a case that challenged the right of prison officials to place inmates in solitary confinement based solely on an indictment. The decision was covered by the Bangor Daily News. Read the complete article.
After graduation, Decker will work for one year as a clerk for Judge William J. Kayatta, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In 2013, Decker was a summer associate at Bernstein Shur.