In the digital age, data breaches and cybersecurity issues regularly make headlines, and personal information is a coveted commodity. Our legal structure must protect privacy rights while preserving commerce and innovation. But who ensures compliance with these laws and anticipates threats to information security?

The answer: information privacy attorneys.
The problem: there aren’t nearly enough of them.

At the University of Maine School of Law, students pursuing our Certificate in Information Privacy Law develop skills in a highly sought-after niche of the legal realm.

Privacy isn’t dead – it’s hiring.

Certificate in Information Privacy Law

Maine Law is one of only two schools in the country offering a dedicated Certificate in Information Privacy Law. Students develop valuable legal skills and benefit from a unique partnership with the IAPP.


Information Privacy Summer Institute

Our annual Information Privacy Summer Institute offers a series of courses on critical and current topics taught by top experts in the field. Existing attorneys can earn CLE credit or venture into a growing and dynamic new practice area; current J.D. candidates can develop a valuable specialty while still in school.


Greater Good Podcast

Learn more about Information Privacy, in these two Greater Good Podcast episodes which discuss the basics of privacy with Trevor Hughes, the President and CEO of the IAPP.

Carrie Wilshusen, Associate Dean for Admissions at Maine Law, is the host of the Greater Good Podcast which is devoted to covering complex and emerging issues in law, business, and policy.