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 Click here to read the Portland Press Herald article.  “She broke the glass ceiling on the bench with such style, grace and passion that she carved out a path for so many of us that followed,” said Leigh Saufley, Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and a 1980 graduate of Maine Law. “Many of us have lost a good friend, and a world has lost a stalwart supporter of individual rights.”

 Click here to read the Corporate Counsel article. Maine Law, one of the smallest law schools in the country with about 85 to 90 students per graduating class, views information privacy as a major prospect for its graduates. Any time there’s regulatory, technical, and professional disruption, explains professor Rita Heimes, director of the school’s Center for Law and Innovation, “it always creates opportunities for lawyers.”

 Click here to read the Kennebec Journal article. Goodall, an attorney, has developed a reputation as a compromise agent in the Legislature. He played a prominent role during the 2011 regulatory reform compromise reached by Democrats and the Republican majority in the Legislature. The effort was designed to ease the regulatory burden of Maine businesses.

 Click here to read the U.S. News and World Report article. Jim Burke, a law professor at University of Maine, says there’s no surprise that the sentence was driven not by the prostitution charges. “Prostitution, big whoop,” Burke says. “Ripping off the government – that gets peoples’ backs up.” Overall the case contained no serious legal questions, but gained notoriety because of the sensational subject matter, Burke says.

Click here to read the Portland Press Herald article. Even if the initiative passes, Portland won’t be saying “it’s OK for John Doe to walk into town and sell drugs,” Burke said. But “it gets the conversation going and hopes to move the question along. Will it make a difference to the state? Maybe eventually.”

 Click here to listen to the Maine Public Radio segment. Dmitry Bam teaches constitutional law at the University of Maine School of Law. “It’s not set out clearly in the constitution how the powers as to war are going to be delegated,” Bam said. “Some are assigned to Congress. On the other hand the president is the commander-in-chief.”

Click here to read the Portland Press Herald article. Mara Liasson, who covers national politics for National Pubic Radio, called on the graduates to put the collaboration skills they learned at the University of Maine School of Law to work in their professional lives at a time when the world, especially Washington politics, is growing increasingly polarized. “At Maine Law you have learned to work together,” said Liasson.

 Click here to read the Bangor Daily News story and see the video. “I have roots Down East,” Ouellet said. “I also think I have a better chance of making a difference Down East than I would in Portland where I would be one of many, many attorneys. The quality of life is also more appealing for me.”

Read the article in the Bangor Daily News on the proposed sale of Maine’s largest power plant. NextEra’s decision to sell Wyman Station and the Cape Gas unit is not surprising, according to Jeffrey Thaler, a visiting professor of energy policy, law and ethics at the University of Maine.Thaler, who is a Yarmouth resident, said Wyman Station only ran on a few especially cold days last winter.

“People don’t realize how big the plant is in terms of number of megawatts because it has not operated at full potential for so long,” Thaler said.

 Click here to read the Portland Press Herald article. “Maine’s civil libertarians owe a debt of gratitude to Orlando Delogu,” Zachary Heiden, legal director of the ACLU of Maine, said. “As a founding member of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, a distinguished law professor and a passionate advocate for the public interest, he helped blaze a trail for all of us doing this work in Maine today.”

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