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Professor Deirdre Smith

Maine has more work to do to help families in crisis

By Professor Deirdre Smith

The Maine Legislature has increasingly recognized the important role that extended family members can play in the lives of kids whose parents are unable to take care of them. But these relative caregivers are still not receiving all of the help they need…

Professor Jennifer WrigginsMaine’s new vaccination law balances democracy and public health

By Professor Jennifer Wriggins

Let’s praise Maine’s legislators both for the way they conducted the hearing on a bill to reduce exemptions from school vaccination requirements and for the decisions they made in passing the bill. Part of government’s job is to protect people, especially kids, from dangerous infectious diseases; vaccinations are the best tool science has found to do that…

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Professor Guffin co-authors article in Maine Lawyers Review on Maine’s new internet privacy law

Peter Guffin, visiting professor of practice at the University of Maine School of Law, recently co-authored an article in the Maine Lawyers Review with Kyle Noonan, an associate at Pierce Atwood. The article which is titled, “Maine’s New Internet Privacy Law in Brief,” explains the new law, what it means for business, and how it will be enforced.

Allison KuhnsAllison Kuhns awarded 2019 Shur-Frinsko Award for Municipal Law and Local Government

Allison Kuhns, a second year student at the University of Maine School of Law, has been awarded the 2019 Shur-Frinsko Award for Municipal and Local Governance. The Award goes annually to a Maine Law student, who has demonstrated academic excellence and accomplishment in the areas of municipal law, land use, or local governance, with a commitment to and capacity for further contribution to the field.

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