Maddy Buck is a Legal Writer for FindLaw’s Legal Forms & Services. She is an attorney and artist, analytical and creative. She uses her left brain to edit copy and decipher the ContractExpress logic that creates the FindLaw Forms and Services experience. With her right brain, she finds creative and whimsical ways to explain (and sometimes draw) legal concepts.
Before joining FindLaw, she worked in International Health, Safety, and Compliance at the University of Minnesota and clerked for the Minnesota Supreme Court. She received her JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Michigan Law Human Trafficking Clinic. Maddy graduated from St. Olaf College and completed a Fulbright Research grant in Oslo, Norway, where she contributed to research on sustainability in the textile industry. She is licensed to practice in Minnesota.
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