John Nidiry

Visiting Professor of Legal Writing

Professor John Nidiry joined the University of Maine School of Law in Fall 2022. He teaches in the First-Year Legal Writing Program.

Prior to joining the law school, Professor Nidiry helped to establish the Federal Capital Habeas Project, a program of the Federal Public Defender dedicated to ensuring that indigent people facing the federal death penalty receive high-quality representation in their post-conviction proceedings. He spent sixteen years with the Project, representing individuals under federal death sentence in district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, and in connection with clemency petitions addressed to the executive branch. He also provided intensive litigation support and training to attorneys representing individuals under death sentence in post-conviction proceedings.

Professor Nidiry graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, cum laude, in 2006, and received his B.A., magna cum laude, in history from Bowdoin College in 2000.