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Professor Charles NorchiThe Path of the Law in Afghanistan: From Custom to Code

By Professor Charles Norchi

In Doha, Qatar, the government of the United States and a non-State, representatives of the Taliban, are negotiating the future of a State that is not present – Afghanistan. Meanwhile a grand council known as a Loya Jirga meets in Kabul to consider the future of the Afghan State. Semin Noori, head of one of the assembly committees…

Associate Professor Richard ChenReforming the Supreme Court’s Summary Reversal Practices

By Associate Professor Richard Chen

Sometimes a lower court decision is so obviously wrong that the Supreme Court reverses it without holding oral argument or receiving briefs on the merits. In these cases, the Court bases its decision solely on the petition for certiorari (cert) and opposition brief, both of which are supposed to be primarily about whether the case…

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Maine Law Review presents symposium on ensuring equal access to justice and health care in rural Maine

Over a hundred attorneys, judges, healthcare professionals, and legal scholars gathered in Waterville on April 26-27 for a holistic discussion on the access to justice and health care issues that challenge Maine’s rural communities. The “Ensuring Equal Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities Symposium” was presented by the Maine Law Review in partnership with Colby College.

Greta Lozada '19Greta Lozada ’19 receives Google Public Policy Fellowship

Greta Lozada, a 3L at Maine Law, has been selected to participate in the Google Public Policy Fellowship program this summer. This highly competitive fellowship program offers students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issue.

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