The Hon. Nancy Torresen, Chief United States District Judge for the District of Maine, recently announced that Associate Professor Richard Chen was selected by the Court to serve on the District Court Local Rules Advisory Committee.
Professor Chen joined the University of Maine School of Law as an associate professor in the fall of 2015. He teaches Civil Procedure, Business Associations, and Remedies. He previously clerked for two appellate judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced at the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Professor Chen is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.
The Local Rules Advisory Committee studies the rules of practice, makes recommendations to the Court concerning its rules and procedures, and is a vital link between the practicing bar and the Court.