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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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Michelle Giard Draeger ’99

Michelle Giard Draeger ’99 selected as executive director of the Maine Justice Foundation

Michelle Giard Draeger, a graduate of the Maine Law Class of 1999, has been selected as the executive director of the Maine Justice Foundation following a national search. She succeeds Diana C. Scully, who has served as the Foundation’s executive director since May 2013, and announced last fall that she planned to retire at the end of May 2020.

Joseph Shagoury '21Joseph Shagoury awarded 2020 Shur-Frinsko Award for Municipal Law and Local Government

Joseph Shagoury, a second year student at the University of Maine School of Law, has been awarded the 2020 Shur-Frinsko Award for Municipal and Land 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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