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Professor Jeff Thaler

When Does “Responsible” Mean Never Having To Say You’re Sorry To CERCLA?

By Visiting Associate Professor Jeff Thaler

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund, is a federal law that has since 1980 resulted in many hundreds of lawsuits and billions of dollars spent cleaning up particularly hazardous waste disposal sites around the country…

Professor Charles NorchiMaine Law and the Arctic

By Professor Charles Norchi

Geography favors the University of Maine School of Law. Our state strides two international borders – Canada and the Atlantic Ocean. We sit on an extensive coast in a city with an international port and a vibrant blue economy…

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Professor Deirdre Smith elected to the American Law Institute

Professor Deirdre Smith, who serves as director of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Maine School of Law, has been elected as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI is the leading independent organization in the U.S. producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr. Memorial Scholarship FundPierce Atwood announces Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund for Maine Law students

Pierce Atwood LLP recently announced the Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, established to help provide financial assistance to exceptional incoming University of Maine School of Law students. Ralph Lancaster passed away in January 2019 after practicing law with Pierce Atwood for nearly 60 years.

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