Danielle M. Conway is Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law. She is a leading expert in public procurement law, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property law. She teaches in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Licensing Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law & Policy, and Government Contract Law.

Articles written by Dean Conway have appeared in numerous journals and law reviews, including the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Computer Law Review and Technology JournalSouthern Methodist University Law Review, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, and Michigan Journal of Race and Law. She has lectured in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Ghana, Palau, Micronesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Mongolia on topics including globalization, government contract law, intellectual property law, intellectual property licensing, and Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

Since joining the Law School on July 1, 2015, Dean Conway has delivered several speeches, predominantly focusing on two themes: first, the role of a public law school in the larger community and, second, the imperative to recapture the narrative of the lawyer and the legal profession.

Dean Conway has realized the goal of immersing Maine Law into the greater Maine Community by promoting access to affordable legal services in rural parts of the state, creating leadership opportunities for underrepresented students through Maine Law’s PLUS Program, and driving workforce development with new programs, one in Regulatory Compliance and another in Information Privacy & Cyber-Security. She has over twenty-seven years of military service and recently retired in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


Selected Publications:

Books

SURVEY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS LAW: POLICY, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICE (4th ed. forthcoming).

TRANSNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (with Xuan-Thao Nguyen and Lateef Mtima). [West Academic]

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT (2012). [ABA]

LICENSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: THEORY AND APPLICATION (3d ed. 2014)(with Xuan-Thao Nguyen and Robert Gomulkiewicz). [Amazon]

TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR LICENSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: THEORY AND APPLICATION (3d ed. 2014) (with Xuan-Thao Nguyen and Robert Gomulkiewicz). [Wolters Kluwer]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SOFTWARE, AND INFORMATION LICENSING: LAW AND PRACTICE (2006, with 2007-2014 Supplements) (with Xuan-Thao Nguyen and Robert Gomulkiewicz). [BNA]


Chapters

The Miracle at Marrakesh: Doing Justice for the Blind and Visually Impaired While Changing the Culture of Norm Setting at WIPO, in IRENE CALBOLI AND SRIVIDHYA RAGAVAN, DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (2015). [Cambridge]

Public Procurement’s Role in Facilitating Social Justice, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation in the Global Knowledge Economy, in LATEEF MTIMA, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (2015). [Edward Elgar]

Implicit Racial and Gender Bias in Right of Publicity Cases and Intellectual Property Law Generally, in JUSTIN D. LEVINSON AND ROBERT J. SMITH, IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS ACROSS THE LAW (2012). [Cambridge]

Sustainable Procurement Policies and Practices at the State and Local Government Level, in KEITH H. HIROKAWA AND PATRICIA E. SALKIN, GREENING LOCAL GOVERNMENT: LEGAL STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY, EFFICIENCY, AND FISCAL SAVINGS (2012). [ABA]

Hawaii Procurement Rules and Regulations, in MELISSA JAVON COPELAND, GUIDE TO STATE PROCUREMENT: A 50-STATE PRIMER ON PURCHASING LAWS, PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES (2011) (with G. Yaindl).

Challenges for Oversight Over Multiple Award Task and Delivery Order Contracting: The New Frontier in Contracting Methods, in G. MARCOU, L. FOILLIOT-LALLIOT, D.I. GORDON, S.L. SCHOONER, J. SCHWARTZ, C. YUKINS, LE CONTRÔL DES MARCHÊS PUBLICS, TOME 21, Bibliothèque de l’Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne – André Tunc (2009).

Being All Things to All People: Expectations of and Demands on Women of Color in the Legal Academy, in THEODOREA REGINA BERRY AND NATHALIE MIZELLE, FROM OPPRESSION TO GRACE: WOMEN OF COLOR AND THEIR DILEMMAS WITHIN THE ACADEMY  21-30 (2006). [Stylus]

Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property, Law Journal Press (Contributing author – Chapters 4, 6, 9, and 10) (2003).

Articles

Promoting Indigenous Innovation, Enterprise, and Entrepreneurship through the Licensing of Article 31 Indigenous Assets and Resources, 64 SMU L. REV. 1095 (2011). [SSRN]

Emerging Trends in International, Federal, and State and Local Government Procurement in an Era of Global Economic Stimulus Funding, 32 U. HAW. L. REV. 29 (2010). [SSRN]

Indigenizing Intellectual Property Law: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, and the Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Identity, and Resources, 15 TEX. WESLEYAN L. REV. 207 (2009) (Law Review Symposium Issue). [SSRN]

Government Contractor and Grant Researcher Affirmative Defenses Against Patent Infringement, 2007 JAN ARMY LAW. 139. [SSRN]

Technology Transfer Agreements: Licensing of Trade Secrets and Works in Development, ALI-ABA SM049 (September 2006).

Defamation in the Digital Age: Liability in Chat Rooms, on Electronic Bulletin Boards, and in the Blogosphere, ALI-ABA CK102 (April 2005), format revised and republished in 29 ALI-ABA BUS. L. COURSE MATERIALS J. 18 (2005). [SSRN]

Safeguarding Hawaiian Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Heritage: Recognizing the Right to Self-Determination and Preventing the Commodification of Culture, 48 HOW. L.J. 737 (2005) (Special Symposium Issue). [SSRN]

Research and Development Deliverables under Government Contracts, Grants, Cooperative Agreements and CRADAs: University Roles, Government Responsibilities, and Contractor Rights, 9 COMP. L. REV. & TECH. J. 181 (2004). [SSRN]

Mongolia, Law Convergence, and the Third Era of Globalization, 3 WASH. UNIV. GLOBAL STUD. L. REV. 63 (2004). [SSRN]

Law and The Most Recent Era of Globalization: Mongolia Steps Forward to Address Issues of Globalization and Law Convergence, 2 ACAD. MGMT. (2002) (in Mongolian).

The Perpetuation of Privilege and Anti-Affirmative Action Sentiment in Rice v. Cayetano, 3 ASIAN-PAC. L. & POL’Y. J. 370 (2002). [SSRN]

Remedying Trademark Infringement: The Role of Bad Faith in Awarding an Accounting of Defendant’s Profits, 42 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 863 (2002). [SSRN]

Factual Causation in Toxic Tort Litigation: A Philosophical View of Proof and Certainty in Uncertain Disciplines, 35 U. RICH. L. REV. 875 (2002) (lead article). [SSRN]

Uncloaking On-Campus Interviews: A Recruit’s Guide to the On-Campus Interview Process and the Job-Talk, in Breaking into the Academy: The 2002-2004 Michigan Journal of Race & Law Guide for Aspiring Law Professors, 7 MICH. J. RACE & L. 523 (2002). [SSRN]