On a parallel track with her standout career in legal education, Maine Law’s Dean Danielle Conway also developed a successful career in the military. She has 27 years of Active Duty service, Army Reserve service, and National Guard Service combined with the U.S. Army. Her retirement was effective November 30, 2016.

“The decision to serve in the Army and to continue my service in the Reserves were among the best decisions I have ever made in my professional life,” Conway said. “In my experience as a reservist, I’ve had a chance to see how supportive people can be to one another in furtherance of a larger mission. The kind and quality of work I’ve witnessed is extraordinary.”

Conway received an ROTC scholarship that funded her undergraduate studies at New York University Stern School of Business, and an educational delay that allowed her to attend Howard University School of Law before commencing active duty service. She completed her active duty obligation by serving in the Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief Counsel’s Honors Program, in which she practiced public procurement law as a Judge Advocate, deciding disputes that contractors brought against the agency. The COE underwrote Conway’s Master of Laws degree, which she earned from the George Washington University Law School. As a reservist, Conway later taught at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Over and over again, what I experienced from the military was constant investment and reinvestment in me as a person, as an officer, and as a valued resource,” Conway said.