Orlando Delogu, one of the founders of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, has a long and distinguished record of teaching and public service. He has taught at Maine Law for over 50 years, and has been deeply involved in policy issues, from the local to the international level.

In 2013, Professor Delogu was awarded the annual Justice Louis Scolnik Award by the ACLU of Maine (formerly the Maine Civil Liberties Union). The award honors members of the legal community for their commitment to protecting civil liberties. At Maine Law, Professor Delogu taught Property Law, as well as courses dealing with land use, environmental, administrative, state-local government law, and medical-legal law. He taught legal process and constitutional law to graduate students in the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Professor Delogu also taught at law schools in Ireland, England, and France.

Professor Delogu is a prolific writer who has published dozens of law review articles, books, and newspaper columns in the areas of land use, environmental law, and state and local tax policy. His latest book, Maine’s Beaches are Public Property, was published in 2017 by Tower Publishing.

In the realm of public service, Professor Delogu has been a member and chair of the Portland Planning Board; member of the Portland City Council; member on Maine’s Board of Environmental Protection; and chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Environmental Law Section. He has consulted on environmental issues in Germany and Thailand, at the request of the U.S. State Department.

Selected Publications:

Friend Of The Court: An Array Of Arguments To Urge Reconsideration Of The Moody Beach Cases And Expand Public Use Rights In Maine’s Intertidal Zone, 16 OCEAN & COASTAL L. J. 47 (2010). [PDF]

Eaton v. Town Of Wells: A Critical Comment, 6 OCEAN & COASTAL L. J. 225 (2001). [PDF]