Hon. Frank M. Coffin

The Judge Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service honors the late Judge Frank M. Coffin, longtime federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, former member of Congress, renowned leader and mentor in public service, and beloved friend of the University of Maine School of Law. The Lecture is presented annually by a distinguished speaker during the fall semester.


2017 Judge Frank M. Coffin Lecture

Ambassador Rick Barton The 25th annual Judge Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service was delivered by Ambassador Rick Barton, Co-Director of the Princeton Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative. Ambassador Barton discussed “International Peacebuilding: America’s Role in a Troubled World” on October 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Abromson Community Education Center. A video of his lecture is available on Maine Law’s Youtube channel.

Learn more

For more information on Judge Coffin view the Frank M. Coffin Catalog of Speeches, Addresses, and Lectures. This is a catalog of more than 140 speeches, addresses and lectures given by Judge Coffin on the following topics: the judiciary as an institution, judging, the law, the legal profession, legal education, and tributes to other judges, politicians, world leaders, professors and scholars.