Attorney Susan Faunce to speak with undergraduates about the legal profession

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Berman & Simmons attorney Susan Faunce will participate in a panel discussion for prospective law students on June 2, as part of an innovative summer program run by the University of Maine School of Law.

The law school’s Discover Law PLUS Program is a summer immersion program for college undergraduates to learn about the legal profession. The program is designed primarily for students of color, immigrants, low-income students, and students from rural areas, with an ultimate goal of bringing more diversity to the legal profession.

Faunce was invited as a panelist for a discussion with the PLUS students on June 2. She and a few other select attorneys will speak with the students about the various paths to law school, and different ways law school graduates use their degrees.

Berman & Simmons is a proud supporter of Maine Law, which is Maine’s only law school and the public law school of the University of Maine System. Our support includes a recent three-year pledge to the PLUS Program.

Faunce is a graduate of Bowdoin College where she majored in Government Studies and Asian Studies. After college she worked as a paralegal on high-profile intellectual property cases at a major Boston law firm. She joined the Peace Corps and served in Morocco, teaching English to local high school students and French to women in the community. Faunce chose to return home to Maine and earned her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.