Artificial Intelligence

Twelfth annual Information Privacy Summer Institute to be held virtually May 24 – June 11, 2021

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 24 – June 11, 2021. The twelfth annual event, which features courses taught by leading privacy professionals, will be held virtually. A special one-day Privacy in Practice Conference on Legal and Ethical Issues in Artificial Intelligence will also be held virtually on June 11, 2021 as part of the Summer Institute.

The courses in the Summer Institute and the Privacy in Practice Conference are open to both J.D. students (for academic credits) and existing attorneys (for ME CLE credits). The Conference is also open to the business community and non-legal professionals.

2021 Information Privacy Summer Institute

Artificial intelligence and big data are transforming how we do business, medicine, banking, and more. As businesses increasingly look to deploy AI solutions to grow revenue from data assets, so does the demand increase for professionals in such disciplines as computer science, engineering, data science, ethics, and data protection law. What’s more, within an organization, these professionals all need to be able to communicate effectively with each other and to work together to find practical solutions.

The 2021 Information Privacy Summer Institute will dive into discussing these cutting-edge issues in the following courses:

  • Global Privacy Law – Professor Gabe Maldoff
    24 ME CLE Credits/2 Academic Credits
    May 24-28, 2021
  • Data Monopolies: Competition Law for Privacy Pros– Professor Rita Heimes
    12 ME CLE Credits/1 Academic Credit
    June 1-2, 2021
  • Privacy, Artificial Intelligence, and Ethics–  Professors Chris Hart & Brittan Heller
    24 ME CLE Credits/1 Academic Credit
    June 4-11, 2021
  • Managing Global Data Transfers– Professor Justin Weiss
    12 ME CLE Credits/2 Academic Credits
    June 7-10, 2021

All classes will be held virtually via Zoom. Legal professionals can register for courses online at: Law students should contact to register.

Privacy in Practice Conference: Legal and Ethical Issues in Artificial Intelligence

The 2021 Privacy in Practice Conference is organized this year in collaboration with Northeastern University’s Roux Institute in Portland, Maine, along with the Northeastern University School of Law. On June 11, 2021, leading attorneys, data scientists, business executives, and academics from the U.S. and EU with gather virtually to discuss law, policy, ethics, and careers. The Keynote Address on “De-Mystifying Artificial Intelligence” will be presented by Usama Fayyad, executive director of the Institute of Experiential Artificial Intelligence at Northeastern University.

The Conference is open to the public, and 6.5 ME CLE credits will be awarded to attorneys. The cost to attend is $295.To register and view the agenda, please visit: