Summer fellowships announced for Maine Law students

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, 28 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 Hawaii, Chicago, and New York City – and as close as Portland and Augusta.

Bonnie Ball ’18, a former MAPIL (Maine Association for Public Interest Law) Fellow, was so pleased with her summer experience that she co-chaired the MAPIL Auction last year and helped to raise money to fund this year’s fellowships. She also served on this year’s MAPIL Fellowship Selection Committee.

“It is an honor to be part of the MAPIL Fellowship program as a 2017 Fellow, 2017-18 MAPIL Co-Chair, and now 2018 Selection Committee,” said Bonnie. “It was an overwhelmingly positive experience to read through this year’s MAPIL Fellowship Candidates’ accomplishments. The first- and second-year students who applied for the fellowships bring so much to their communities, near and far. I look forward to following their continued successes and dedication to nonprofit and pro bono legal organizations!”

Here is a list of the 2018 summer fellows:

Bernstein District Court Fellowships

  • Isobel Golden ’20 – Judge Beliveau (Lewiston District Court)
  • Sam Hamilton ’20 – Judge Powers (Portland District Court)
  • Abigail Pratico ’20 – Judge Duddy & Magistrate Cadwallader (Biddeford District Court)
  • Scott Silverman ’19 – Judge Walker (Augusta District Court)
  • Tamra Wallace ’20 – Judge Dobson (West Bath District Court)

Bride Family Foundation Entrepreneurial Fellowships

  • Andrew McLean ’20 – Arctic & North Atlantic Business Opportunities (Portland)
  • Will Sedlack ’19 – Calendar Island Mussel Company (Portland & Casco Bay)

Center for Law + Innovation Privacy Law Fellowship

  • Peter Caty ’20 – International Association of Privacy Professionals (Portsmouth, NH)

Charles A. Harvey Trial Practice Immersion Fellowship

  • Daniel McCue ’19

Cumberland Bar Association Pubic Interest Fellowship

  • Jorge Martinez ’20 – Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (Portland, ME)

Cushman Anthony Clinic Fellowship

  • Amanda Holmes ’19 – Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic

Horace J. Libby Fellowship, Maine Public Utilities Commission

  • Aaron Palm ’19

James Roux Fellowship

  • Scott Dolan ’19 – Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic

Linda Smith Dyer Fellowship

  • Melanie Dorn ’20 – Maine Women’s Policy Center (Augusta, ME)

MAPIL Fellowships

  • Emily Arvizu ’20 – Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (Chicago, IL)
  • Tyler Costello ’19 – Conservation Law Foundation (Portland, ME)
  • Ronald Dreher ’20 – Maine Human Rights Commission (Augusta, ME)
  • Hilary Gove ’19 – Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (Brunswick, ME)
  • Erin Hall ’20 – Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (Oahu, HI)
  • Julia MacDonald ’20 – Federal Defenders Office of New York (Manhattan, NY)
  • Jorge Martinez ’20 – Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (Portland, ME) [Combination of MAPIL Fellowship & Cumberland Bar Association Public Interest Fellowship]
  • Anne Sedlack ’20 – Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law (Portland, ME)
  • Shea Watson ’19 – Legal Aid Society (New York, NY)

Roger Putnam Clinic Fellowship

  • Jessica Morrissey ’19 – Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic

Rural Practice Fellows

  • Brittanie Bradley ’19 – Hayes Law Office (Dover-Foxcroft)
  • Amanda Bridges ’20 – Bemis & Rossignol (Presque Isle)
  • Kathryn King ’20 – Fletcher, Mahar & Clark (Calais)
  • Ryan Rutledge ’19 – Mills, Shay, Lexier & Talbot (Skowhegan)

Susan Calkins Public Interest Fellowship

  • Allison Kuhns ’20 – ACLU of Maine (Portland, ME)

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.

This year’s annual MAPIL Auction will be held on Thursday, April 12 at the Mariner’s Church from 5:00-8:00 pm. The public can register for this free event at