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Professor Jeff MaineTax Cuts and American Innovation

By Professor Jeff Maine

I’ve been spending a lot time these days studying the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in December 2017. It represents one of the most significant overhauls of our tax code in more than three decades. Among the many changes made, the TCJA lowered tax rates for all of us and expanded tax breaks for investments in manufacturing equipment and machinery…

Professor Jeff ThalerHot times: why you should focus on regulations, not courtrooms

By Visiting Professor Jeffrey Thaler

On August 20, 2018 the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Spokane, Washington was 306 – meaning it was not only deemed “hazardous” to residents, but also was more than double the AQIs that day of Beijing, China (81) and Delhi, India (173). The Spokane hazards are due to some of the worst wildfires on record…

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Pat Peard '88Maine Law receives $50,000 gift from Bernstein Shur in honor of social justice advocate Pat Peard ’88

Bernstein Shur, a leading New England based law firm, has committed to a $50,000 gift to the University of Maine School of Law. This gift, made in honor of their retiring shareholder Pat Peard, will support the areas of greatest need at Maine Law.

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John T. Gorman Foundation renews support for Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic’s juvenile justice reform project

The Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Maine School of Law was recently awarded a grant of $197,000 from the John T. Gorman Foundation. The grant will fund an additional two years of support for the Clinic’s juvenile justice reform work through the Juvenile Justice Clinic (JJC) and the newly established Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law (MCJPAL).

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