PORTLAND — Ryan Royce, formerly of Augusta, has accepted a position in New York City as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

For the past two years, Royce has participated in the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program, clerking for immigration judges in Dallas, Texas. He will start his new job in August.

Royce graduated from Cony High School and the University of Southern Maine with a degree in political science. He is a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In 2007 and 2008, Royce worked in the Czech Republic, where he was head scheduler and event organizer for the Prague Society for International Cooperation.

Royce enrolled at the University of Maine School of Law in 2008. During his time at Maine Law, Royce clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, for Judge Kermit V. Lipez, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and for the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to information from www.mainelaw.maine.edu. He was case note and comment editor for the Maine Law Review. Royce was the recipient of a Maine Law Alumni Association Scholarship, and he also received a Pro Bono Publica Award for performing more than 80 hours of pro bono work during law school.

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