News

Professor Martin Rogoff Awarded an Honorary Doctorate

The Université du Maine in Le Mans, France awarded Professor Martin Rogoff with a Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) in the Fall 2011. Professor Rogoff is a Maine Law Foundation Professor at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, where he was appointed initially in 1972. He teaches and writes extensively on international and comparative law and is author of the recent book, French Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials.

Professor Rogoff accepted the award at a ceremony in Le Mans, France, on November 24, 2011. As he stated in his acceptance remarks, “...the principle which has guided my research and writing has been my desire to help the French and Americans better understand each other….”

This award is a well-deserved recognition of the work Professor Rogoff has done over many years with the Université du Maine and with other French legal institutions. His work has included the annual Franco-American Seminar, in which law students from France and from Maine explore issues of comparative law and visit legal and judicial leaders in both nations.