Ninth annual Information Privacy Summer Institute to be held May 29 – June 15

Ninth annual Information Privacy Summer Institute to be held May 29 – June 15

The Center for Law + Innovation at the University of Maine School of Law will host its annual summer institute in privacy and information security law from May 29 – June 15. The ninth annual event is held in Portland, Maine, and features leading privacy law professors and practitioners. It is the only program of its kind in the U.S.

Existing attorneys can leverage this summer session to earn CLE credits or venture into a growing and dynamic new practice area, and current J.D. students can develop a valuable specialty while still in school. Courses in the 2018 Information Privacy Summer Institute include: Global Privacy Law (Professor Rita Heimes); Privacy in the Federal Trade Commission (Professor Woodrow Hartzog); Ethics and Operations in Privacy Law Practice (Professor Virginia Lee ‘05); and Drafting and Negotiating Privacy Contracts (Professor Justin Weiss ‘06). Professionals can register for courses online at: mainelawcommunity.org/2018-information-privacy. Law students should contact lawregistrar@maine.edu to register. All classes will be held at the Wishcamper Center on Bedford Street in Portland.

The Information Privacy Summer Institute is a joint effort between Maine Law and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  J. Trevor Hughes, a 1995 graduate of Maine Law, is president and CEO of the IAPP. Hughes has been instrumental in providing opportunities for students to gain knowledge, credentials, and connections in the information privacy world. The Law School also partnered with the IAPP to launch a Certificate in Information Privacy Law in the fall of 2016. Candidates in this program earn the Certificate through a combination of coursework, experiential learning, a writing project, and certification through the IAPP.