From representing low-income Mainers in real-life court cases, to serving as mentors for troubled teens, to volunteering for non-profits, students at the University of Maine School of Law make a significant positive impact in their communities. Their collective work will be on display on the afternoon of March 16, as Maine Law hosts the second annual Student Impact Summit.
Prospective students, alumni, members of the legal community, employers, and the general public are invited to this free event from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Law School, 246 Deering Ave., Portland. Several Maine Law students will give brief presentations about their experiential learning projects, research papers, books, internships, and other works and experiences. There will be an opportunity for the crowd to circulate and talk with individual students, followed by a panel discussion in the Law School’s Moot Court room.
“We are proud of the impact our students are having in our community and their creative and passionate exploration into the power of the rule of law,” said Caroline Wilshusen, Associate Dean for Admissions. “Each year our students delve deeply into topics such as racial bias, consumer debt, and refugee and human rights and force us to seek constructive and just solutions to the challenges facing our community.”