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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 Sarah SchindlerThe Governor’s Power to Pardon a Dog

By Associate Dean Sarah Schindler

Imagine if your beloved pet dog was having a bad day. Maybe she got scared and bit someone. Maybe she was provoked and attacked a smaller dog. And maybe you live in a state or town with a strict “dangerous dog” law. Once a dog is declared “dangerous,” certain restrictions might be put in place…

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Maine Law plans centennial celebration in honor of Judge Frank M. Coffin

This October, the University of Maine School of Law is planning a special two-part program celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of the late Judge Frank M. Coffin in honor of his centennial year. The program of events will focus on the Judge’s own life and his substantial contributions to the public good.

Professor Jennifer WrigginsJennifer Wriggins to serve as advisor on American Law Institute Torts Project

Jennifer Wriggins, the Sumner T. Bernstein Professor of Law at Maine Law, was recently selected to serve as an advisor of the American Law Institute’s project, Restatement of the Law Third Torts: Concluding Provisions.

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