University of Maine School of Law

Public Statement of the University of Maine School of Law on the Death of George Floyd

Issued June 3, 2020

The faculty and staff at Maine Law are heart-broken and beyond angry that one more person of color has lost his life while pleading for dignity, respect, and just an ounce of human compassion. Words seem particularly useless at times like this, but it is words in action – speaking up, being present, and refusing to be distracted – that are needed now. We send our deepest sympathies to George Floyd’s loved ones, and we will redouble our efforts to bring disparate groups of the community together to continue the real work in Maine’s communities that will be necessary for permanent change. Racial Injustice must end.

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Faculty Research Blog

Visiting Professor Anthony Moffa

The Statehouse, not the White House, for COVID-19 and Climate Leadership

By Associate Professor Anthony Moffa

Everyone from Prince Charles to our own Charles, has been drawing the connection between the current COVID-19 crisis and the looming climate crisis. There are sadly many lessons to be learned from how government (under)prepared for a pandemic and how government has responded to it…

Professor Charles Norchi

Law, Science, and Contagion

By Professor Charles Norchi

The Pandemic of 2020 underscores the importance of science for everyone. COVID-19 appears to have terminated the anti-science moment that emerged in 2016. Nearly everyone now accepts that physical reality is a fact, even when we cannot see it. This moment is the revenge of the expert — scientists, technocrats, intellectuals – the genuinely credentialed. Nothing raises the demand for real knowledge so much as a crisis…

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