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“Maine Law has afforded me a legal education that has greatly enhanced my ability to work within the ever-evolving international business community. My work with Maine’s International Trade Center regularly calls upon that education, and I could not be better served.”

Tory Bell spent ten years in international business working in executive management and international trade strategy. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Tory has worked in Beijing, Taiwan, Hong Kong, London and New York. After returning to her home state of Maine to continue international trade consulting for the State’s International Trade Center, Tory decided to pursue a law degree to enrich her business background and be better able to navigate the international business and legal landscape.

South African Judge Albie Sachs presents talk to Maine Law and USM community: 50 Years with Nelson Mandela: From Law Breaking to Law Making.


Hosted by the Maine Law International Law Society & the World Affairs Council

Prof. and Dir. of the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law Charles Norchi was elected to the International Law Association (London) Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise.

Read Prof. Christine Davik’s article, Access Denied:  Improper use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Control Information on Public Accessible Internet Websites, which was recently cited by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (opinion at end of article) regarding Craigslist v. 3 Taps.

2+ bedroom apartment available September 1, 2013 in a house on quiet, tree-lined street in the Oakdale neighborhood. Located just 1.5 blocks from University of Maine Law School. Short walk to Back Bay, Hannaford/Trader Joes, Deering Oaks, and close to Maine Medical Center. The unit is on the first floor and includes 2 bedrooms, an office, a living room with built-in bookshelves and a decorative fireplace, and large eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher. Hardwood floors in all rooms except the kitchen and bathroom. 2 closets and small mudroom entryway. There is a large deck off the back of the unit that looks onto a well kept and shared backyard. Washer and dryer available as well as ample storage space. Tenant is responsible for gas and electric.

Rent: $1,100/month
No pets
Street parking

Professors Dave Owen, Jeff Thaler and Don Zillman recently spoke at the Natural Resources Law Teachers’ Institute in Flagstaff, Arizona from May 29th-31st.

Prof. Zillman provided a global perspective on oil and gas regulation.  His talk was titled “Worldwide Perspective of Where Energy Underground Projects Leave the World of Energy.”

Prof. Thaler discussed the role of environmental laws in renewable energy development.  His talk was titled “Are Our Environmental Laws Obsolete or Unhelpful in Our Climate Changed World?”

Prof. Owen spoke about implementation of the Endangered Species Act.  His talk was titled “Implementation of Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act: Protection of Critical Habitat.”

Prof. Sarah Schindler’s article, Banning Lawns, will be published in the George Washington Law Review, Volume 82, (Feb 2014).

Read Prof. Dave Owen’s articleCritical Habitat and the Challenge of Regulating Small Harms, that was selected for reprinting in the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review.  ELPAR is a special issue of the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law Reporter designed to bring the year’s top environmental law and policy ideas to the attention of policymakers.

Read Prof. Jeff Maine’s articleWealth Transfer Tax Planning for 2013 and Beyond, which has been accepted for publication in BYU Law Review, Issue 4 (2013).  The article was picked up on TaxProf Blog and was recently listed in the “Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads.”  It has been downloaded 578 times as of April 16, 2013.

Prof. Christine Daviks article on genetic discrimination and electronic tracking of consumers’ online behavior will be published in the Case Western Law Review.

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