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Nancy Wanderer is a professor at the University of Maine School of Law and was also the first Director of the Legal Writing Program at Maine Law. She received a B.A from Wellesley College, and M.A. from George Washington University, and a J.D. from University of Maine School of Law. Nancy Wanderer has dedicated her life to women’s rights and protecting and fighting for the rights of other minorities as well. Since growing up in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Wanderer has always been drawn to education and Academia.

She was married to her ex-husband during her Junior year at Wellesley in 1968, had two children, and then eventually came-out as a lesbian in 1987 after meeting her now-partner Susan Sanders in 1986. Since her coming-out in the late 1980s, Wanderer has driven herself to seek her purpose in Academia, serving as a Director in various higher education settings and even spearheading a Women’s Studies Conference at Colby College. In the mid-2000s, Wanderer picked up politics once again, after serving in Wellesley’s student government in the 1960s, and was elected as a Hillary Clinton Delegate for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Wanderer currently lives with her partner, Susan Sanders, in Falmouth, Maine.


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