David Cluchey joined the Maine Law faculty in 1979, and in 2016 assumed professor emeritus status. He specializes in law and the economy and has taught Antitrust, Economic Regulation, Business Associations, Advanced Business Associations, International Finance, and International Trade Law. In 1994, Professor Cluchey, who is fluent in Russian, spent three months in Moscow as a Fulbright Lecturer at the Finance Academy of the Government of the Russian Federation. There he delivered a series of lectures in English and Russian on the role of government in a market economy. He has also traveled to Russia as a consultant to the U.S. A.I.D. Rule of Law program, as well as to teach courses in American/Russian Business and Trade Law. In 1998, 1999, 2005, 2007, and 2009 he served as director and taught in the St. Petersburg Summer Law Program, an ABA accredited program held each summer in St. Petersburg, Russia. He also taught in the Program in 1995, 1997, 2003, and 2011.
Professor Cluchey has written and led discussions on NAFTA, and has served, along with Professor Mel Zarr, as Special Counsel to the Maine Attorney General, and as a consultant to several committees of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Prior to his work as a faculty member at Maine Law, Professor Cluchey was a practicing attorney in Maine for six years. He served as associate dean of the Law School from 1987-1991 and from 2000-2004. He is a co-author of a three-volume book, Maine Criminal Practice, and has written on international trade regulation, antitrust, and health care law. Professor Cluchey has presented his research in a number of international forums. He is a past president of the Maine Bar Foundation and served as chair of the Section on North American Cooperation of the Association of American Law Schools.