Ms. Seaman graduated from Middlebury College, cum laude, and received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Boston University School of Law. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Ms. Seaman then joined the Boston law firm of Palmer & Dodge LLP where she practiced employment law for 12 years, first as an associate and then as a partner of the firm. At Palmer & Dodge, higher education clients made up a large part of her practice. Ms. Seaman worked in the publishing industry before law school.