In recognition of Judge Coffin’s centennial year, the 27th annual Judge Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service focused on the judge’s own life and his substantial contributions to the public good. Maine Law held a special two-part program celebrating his extraordinary legacy.
On October 17, Dr. Richard J. Maiman, Judge Coffin’s biographer and emeritus professor of political science at the University of Southern Maine, presented the 2019 Coffin Lecture at the Portland Museum of Art. The next day a panel composed of former Coffin Clerks and Coffin Family Law Fellows discussed their diverse public interest experiences and Judge Coffin’s impact on their careers.
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 Maine Law.
Save the Date!
The 2020 Judge Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Safety will be presented by Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project on October 29, 2020 at the Abromson Community Education Center. Stay tuned for additional information