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Professor Deirdre Smith

The Failed Experiment of Sex Offender Civil Commitment

By Professor Deirdre Smith

Today, more than 4000 people are being held in indefinite detention in the United States. They are not serving criminal sentences. Nor are they being hospitalized for treatment. They are unlikely to be released at any time soon, and many of them will grow old and die in detention. They are not terrorists…

Prof. Chris Northrop

The End of Indiscriminate shackling of children in Maine Juvenile Court

By Clinical Professor Chris Northrop

It’s official! As of November 1, 2015 the indiscriminate shackling of children in Maine Juvenile Court is no longer allowed. Students at Maine Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic waged the fight to get this Judicial Rule for the last few years. There were a number of hard fought victories and frustrating setbacks along the way…

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Upcoming Events

Feb 15, 2016
  • Presidents' Day - Law School Closed
    Feb 15, 2016: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Feb 16, 2016
  • Medicaid in Maine - w/Commissioner Mayhew

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    Feb 16, 2016: 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

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Feb 18, 2016
  • CSO Presentation: Equal Justice Works and Educational Debt Management

    Isaac Bowers, Director of Law School Engagement & Advocacy…

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Feb 22, 2016
  • Externship Information Session

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Feb 23, 2016
  • CSO Presentation: Careers in D.C. with Amy Tenny

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Maine Law in the News

Mary MayhewDHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew to speak at Maine Law

Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, will speak at the University of Maine School next week about the state’s health care services for low-income and disabled Mainers. The topic of Mayhew’s presentation is “Medicaid in Maine: Past and Future.” The event is hosted by the Maine Law Policy Group and the University of Maine School of Law.

 

Professor Sarah SchindlerSarah Schindler, Maine Law professor, named 2016-17 LAPA Fellow at Princeton

Princeton University has selected University of Maine School of Law Professor Sarah Schindler, one of the nation’s rising stars in the areas of land use law and urban policy, as a Fellow at the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) for the 2016-17 academic year.

 

2016 Access to JusticeMaine’s legal community learns about meeting the legal needs of Maine’s veterans and servicemembers at 4th Access to Justice Symposium

Maine attorneys, judges, and other professionals gathered over January 20 – 21, 2016 to participate in the Fourth Biennial Access to Justice Symposium, sponsored by the Justice Access Group (JAG). The theme for this symposium was “Serving those Who Served: Meeting the Legal Needs of Maine’s Veterans, Servicemembers and their Families.”

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