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Dawne Young, JD

Adjunct Professor

JD, Western New England University School of Law
BS, Suffolk University
AA, Northern Essex Community College

Dawne Young, JD is an adjunct professor teaching legal courses at The American Women's College and The One Day a Week Saturday Program. She joined Bay Path University in 2015 to teach legal courses such as Introduction to the Law; Legal Research and Writing, Wills, Trusts and Estates; and Torts.

Attorney Young has previously taught a variety of legal courses such as Litigation; Real Estate Law; and Wills, Trusts and Estates during her tenure as an adjunct professor at Northern Essex Community College from 2011 to 2015.

Attorney Young graduated from Northern Essex Community College in 1992 with an Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies. After developing a passion for the law, she continued her studies at Suffolk University and graduated cum laude in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Psychology.

Attorney Young worked for a Boston law firm for three years as a litigation paralegal before continuing with her legal studies. In 1997, Attorney Young attended Western New England University School of Law and graduated in 2000.

During her time at Western New England University School of Law, Attorney Young developed her second passion, teaching. She was one of a few student teachers who taught college reading and writing to freshman and sophomore students for two years at the University’s undergraduate campus.

In 2001, following graduation from law school, Attorney Young was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and its federal court, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. After her admission, Attorney Young worked as a law clerk, clerking for the Massachusetts Juvenile Court Justices sitting in Essex and Middlesex counties. Attorney Young was later admitted to practice law in New Hampshire in 2009.

She has been an attorney working in private practice in the areas of real estate law, probate and family law, landlord/tenant and employment law.

In order to give back to the community, in October 2015, Attorney Young completed a Supreme Judicial Court approved conciliation training program. As a volunteer conciliator for the Essex County Probate and Family Court through the Essex County Bar Association, Attorney Young helps parties in a variety of legal disputes arrive at a mutual resolution. She often gives lectures to private groups and associations on real estate law, landlord/tenant issues and abuse prevention.