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U.S. Sen. Angus King keynote at USM Law School

Posted May 14, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — University of Maine School of Law commencement will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Merrill Auditorium. The school will present J.D. degrees to 96 students and Masters of Laws degrees to six students.

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, will deliver the keynote address.

Among this year’s outstanding graduates are:

Kevin Decker of Shapleigh is graduating first in his class. He moves on to clerk for Judge William J. Kayatta Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Kevin has been a student attorney for the Law School’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, where he successfully argued a case before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Sara Murphy of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Chilmark, Massachusetts, came to Maine Law from California, where she worked as an actor, and she quickly established herself as a leader within the class of 2014. She has been a Bernstein Fellow, a summer associate at Pierce Atwood, and was the Charles Harvey Trial Immersion Fellow in 2013. Sara will clerk for the Hon. Leigh I. Saufley (Maine Law ’80), Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

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