June 21, 2024


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Graduating class shows law school’s efforts to recruit rural Maine lawyer and boost diversity

Jonathan Burk is returning house to rural Maine to observe regulation immediately after his graduation from the University of Maine College of Legislation on Saturday at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. 

Burk, 25, is a single of 76 students who will earn a diploma from Maine’s only legislation college. He also is one particular of the several graduates who will do the job in a section of Maine in which lawyers are retiring and closing companies for the reason that they just cannot locate any individual to substitute them.

His classmate Schadrac Joseph, 33, will perform for the U.S. Air Force as a choose advocate or armed forces attorney. He is one of 10 students of colour to graduate this yr.