The University of Maine School of Law is a partner program in the Maine Center academic consortium. This webpage presents an overview of the programs offered by the school and links to additional detail on the Maine Law website.
About the School
The University of Maine School of Law is the state’s public and only law school. Located in Portland, Maine Law takes pride in providing the personal attention that few schools can match, a focus on hands-on learning, and a world-class faculty drawn to its incredible setting on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Maine Law has a long-standing commitment to public service, demonstrated by its 50-year old Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic which focuses on general practice, prisoner assistance, juvenile justice, protection from abuse, and refugee and human rights. The school also offers specialized training in environmental law, compliance law, transactional law, and information privacy law. You can learn more about the school here.
Open to current JD students, this certificate builds expertise and skills in a highly sought-after niche of the legal realm — one of only two such JD programs nationwide. Practicing attorneys and current JD students can also participate in Maine Law’s annual Information Privacy Summer Institute.
Anthony Moffa joined the University of Maine School of Law as a visiting associate professor in the fall of 2016. In 2019, he assumed his current role as an associate professor of law. Professor Moffa’s research and writing focuses on the legal tools available to combat the policy challenge of global climate change, drawing on the fields of environmental law, administrative law, criminal law, property law, and international law. Professor Moffa oversees the Environmental and Oceans Law Certificate Program at Maine Law. In recognition of his teaching, he received the Professor of the Year Award in 2018.
“Maine Law is unique place where you have the opportunity to develop genuine relationships with every single one of your classmates, professors, and staff. I graduated Maine Law with lifelong friends and professors who are now mentors.”
“I certainly found the clinics to be Maine Law’s strength. You can take all the classes you want, but you really get a head start when you learn how to work with clients and with other colleagues. My time at the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic (RHRC) was the gateway into a career that I did not previously know existed – an international resettlement consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Every day with UNHCR I used the interviewing and writing skills that I learned in the RHRC.”
Event date - September 23, 2021
Event title - Strategies for Success in Local Government: Supporting Aging Communities in Maine
Event descriptions - We'll discuss the priorities and needs of older people in Maine communities, and how we can better serve this population.read more
Event date - April 12, 2021
Event title - Inspired Innovators: How Women Rise
Event descriptions - We are pleased to welcome Sally Helgesen, international best-selling author, speaker, and leadership coach.read more
Event date - March 2, 2021
Event title - Inspired Innovators: Speech rights in the age of the internet
Event descriptions - In this talk, we'll explore the inherent conflict between American free speech values and the realities of the “private square” (e.g., social media platforms).read more