University of Maine School of Law to hold Student Impact Summit on March 22nd

University of Maine School of Law to hold Student Impact Summit on March 22nd

Students at Maine Law make a positive and significant impact in their communities in a variety of ways. Several students will present posters on their community impact during the Law School’s third annual Student Impact Summit on March 22, 2018.  Prospective and current students, alumni, members of the legal community, employers, and the general public are invited to this free event from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Law School, 246 Deering Ave., Portland.

Participating students will give brief presentations about their experiential learning projects, research papers, books, internships, and other works. Their poster topics will include:

  • Prisoner Assistance Clinic
  • A Prudent Investment: How The Maine Public Employees Retirement System Can Lawfully Protect And Promote Maine Job Growth
  • Playing with Fire: Drone Incursions into Wildfire Suppression Operations and the Regulatory Challenges to Reducing Their Risks
  • Advancing the Aquaculture Industry through the Federal Crop Insurance Program
  • Continuum of Care in Maine’s Juvenile Justice System
  • Procuring Government Efficiency
  • Patent Box
  • Risk Assessment and Bail Reform in Maine
  • and more…

The student presentations will be followed by a panel discussion in the Moot Court room. The panel will highlight the work of student attorneys in the Law School’s Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, who provided volunteer legal help to immigrant and refugee women held at a federal detention center in Texas. The students spent a week volunteering with attorneys and staff of the Laredo Project, a collaboration between Jones Day, the nation’s largest law firm, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. Following the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for the crowd to circulate and talk with the student presenters.

“Our students are doing real work that has a positive impact on our community,” said Caroline Wilshusen ’07, Associate Dean for Admissions. “They are fulfilling their promise of leadership in thought and action in seeking constructive and just solutions to the challenges facing our community. We are proud of our students for their creative and passionate exploration into the power of the rule of law.”