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18th Annual Frank M. Coffin lecture on Law and Public Service
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This lecture series honors the late Judge Frank M. Coffin, longtime federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, former member of Congress, and renowned leader and mentor in public service. Stephen H. Oleskey is a Boston-based partner in the international law firm WilmerHale and a widely respected leader in public service. In addition to his private practice in complex civil litigation, he has served as Greater Boston Legal Services president, Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General and Public Protection Bureau Chief, and chairman of the Boston Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyer's Project, the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, the Massachusetts Equal Justice Commission, and presently of Pact, a Washington DC based global sustainable development non-profit with programs in fifty five countries. He has received numerous awards for his commitment to pro bono legal work over the past four decades.

MaineLaw LogoApril 19, 2010
Stories From Africa: The Urban Refugee Dilemma
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Anna Welch, an adjunct law professor at Maine Law and immigration attorney with Verrill Dana, shares her experiences working with urban refugees with the non-governmental organization Mapendo International in Nairobi, Kenya. She also discuss tips to securing employment (temporary or permanent) abroad.

 

MaineLaw LogoFebruary 22, 2010
Afghanistan: Taking Stock
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A panel of leading experts from diplomacy, journalism, anthropology and law will reflect on Afghanistan drawing on their extensive experiences in the country from the Soviet invasion to the present. This event is sponsored by the International Law Society at the University of Maine School of Law with the support of the Hollings Center for International Dialogue.

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February 23, 2010 - April 6, 2010
Maine Bar Review Workshop Series - 2010

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MaineLaw LogoNovember 17, 2009
Hackers, invasion of Privacy, and USM Students
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Tiffany Strauchs Rad, Maine Law Alum and USM Computer Science Professor, revisits her prestation made this July at Defcon, the world's largest hacker/computer security conference. Strict intellectual property laws have changed information technology networks --such as on our own campus -- in ways that potentially violate privacy laws and compromise security practices of handling digital information. The research supporting this presentation originated from the computer science department at USM and analyzed USM's IT infrastructure in relation to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) law suites filed against USM students which were defended by the Maine Law Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic with Professor Deirdre Smith.

MaineLaw LogoOctober 29, 2009
17th Annual Frank Coffin M. Lecture on Law and Public Service
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Kurt Schmoke’s lecture, entitled “Encountering Executive Justice: The President’s Power to Pardon,” draws lessons from his wide-ranging experience as an advocate, a policy maker, and a political leader. Illustrating a range of opportunities for lawyers to make a difference, he discusses his experience in three cases representing clients seeking presidential pardons from two different Presidents. These cases implicate issues of executive authority, espionage, constitutional protections, and the lawyer’s role.

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September 10, 2009
Reflections from the State Department: Colonel F. William SmullenPodcast

Colonel F. William Smullen III in a presentation entitled Reflections from the State Department: Unprecedented Times-Unparalleled Importance. Colonel Smullen draws from his real life experiences both working on the ground as a United States soldier and later as the executive assistant to General Colin Powell. In his presentation, Colonel Smullen identifies regional hot spots and issue-oriented flash points around the globe. He addresses how each example forecasts a shift in the balance of global power, international prestige, and wealth. Our 44th President is faced by numerous, highly volatile international relationships that could quickly transform into global crisis. Colonel Smullens discussion suggests a grand strategy for preventing global anarchy, by identifying vital interests, available resources, achievable objectives and established policies that can advance Americas ideals.

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April 16, 2009
Current Issues in Governance and Ethics for the Nonprofit Sectorwebcast-quicktime

In these turbulent times, lapses in organizational leadership and oversight are often followed by a growing refrain of “WHERE WAS THE BOARD AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT?” This timely symposium series marks the first step in an ongoing program to explore current and provocative issues, and to seek long term solutions surrounding governance and ethics in the business and nonprofit sectors. Topics include the meaning of “good governance,” as well as failures, lapses, and the need for reform in the fast moving areas of organizational governance and ethics. Interactive panel discussions examine the roles and expectations of boards and senior management in business enterprises and in nonprofit organizations.

MaineLaw LogoMarch 30, 2009
The Economy, The Courts, and the Way Forward Symposium webcast-quicktime

Speakers and panelists include: Governor John Baldacci, Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, Senate President Libby Mitchell, House Speaker Hannah Pingree, Representative Joshua Tardy, Shipyard Brewing Company President Fred Forsley, and Dept of Economic & Community Development Commissioner John Richardson. Maine Law School Dean Peter Pitegoff is the moderator for the panel discussion. MTLA President Terry Duddy introduces the event, and USM President Selma Botman will welcome you to the event.

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March 19, 2009
The Dirigo Debate: "Is Dirigo Working?"
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Featuring guest speakers Kristine Ossenfort, formerly the Senior Government Affairs Specialist with the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and William Kilbreth, Deputy Director of the Dirigo Health Agency, in an Oxford Style Debate.

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March 19, 2009
Current Issues in Governance and Ethics for Public and Private Business

In these turbulent times, lapses in organizational leadership and oversight are often followed by a growing refrain of “WHERE WAS THE BOARD AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT?” This timely symposium series marks the first step in an ongoing program to explore current and provocative issues, and to seek long term solutions surrounding governance and ethics in the business and nonprofit sectors. Topics include the meaning of “good governance,” as well as failures, lapses, and the need for reform in the fast moving areas of organizational governance and ethics. Interactive panel discussions examine the roles and expectations of boards and senior management in business enterprises and in nonprofit organizations.


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March 4, 2009 - April 16, 2009
Maine Bar Review Workshop Series - 2009

Currently the podcasts are available for these workshops, the webcast should be available in the next couple weeks.
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Mercy HospitalFebruary 26, 2009
Lecture: Intersection of Health and Immigration Law
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Speakers Beth Stickney, Executive Director of ILAP (Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project), and James Corbett, VP of Mission Effectiveness at Mercy Health System, discuss the implications and intersections of Immigrants, Immigration, Health Care, and Law. The speakers specifically discuss legal and ethical implications of internationalism and immigration upon immigrants and citizens in the United States and the impact that this has on the availability and quality of health care for these groups. Local examples of how health care effects residents in Maine and immigrants who live in the State are also discussed. This discussion was sponsored by Maine Law's Health Law Association and the International Law Society

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September 26, 2008
Lecture: American Challenge and Opportunity in Global Trade
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Ambassador John K. Veroneau, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, lectures on current issues in international trade. John K. Veroneau was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate in 2006 to be Deputy United States Trade Representative (USTR). He previously served as USTR's General Counsel and, until returning to Government, was a partner at the international law firm of DLA Piper in Washington. Ambassador Veroneau also served in the Clinton Administration, having been nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate in 1999 to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense under Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen. Prior to his Executive Branch service, Ambassador Veroneau held various senior policy positions in the United States Senate. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maine and a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.

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September 17, 2008
Lecture: Constitution Day
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Professor Melvyn Zarr reflections on Federal Constitutional Law derived from the most recent term of the Supreme Court.

 

goldsteinApril 23, 2008
Lecture: A Presidential Vice President: Lessons from the 1968 Muskie Campaign
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Dr. Joel K. Goldstein from St. Louis University School of Law speaks about the Role of the Vice Presidency in Presidential Elections with a focus on Senator Edmund Muskie's 1968 Candidacy. Dr. Goldstein is a Presidential scholar best known for his work on the vice presidency. He has consulted on vice presidential selection and is often interviewed on the subject. Dr. Goldstein currently holds a joint appointment as a visiting research professor at the USM Muskie School of Public Service and University of Maine School of Law and is researching former Maine Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State and 1968 vice-presidential candidate Edmund S. Muskie.

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February 19, 2008 - April 9, 2008
Maine Bar Review Workshop Series - 2008

Currently the podcasts are available for these workshops, the webcast should be available in the next couple weeks.
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paul_butlerMarch 27, 2008
Lecture: Hip Hop Theory of Justice podcast
Paul Butler teaches in the areas of criminal law, civil rights, and jurisprudence. His scholarship has been published in the Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and UCLA Law Review. Prior to teaching law at George Washington University Law School, Professor Paul Butler was a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, where he experienced the reluctance of some juries to convict minority defendants. In this lecture, Professor Butler explores the lyrics of hip hop music and the artists’ belief that a better criminal justice system is needed; one that would prosecute crimes more fairly.

LLMNovember 20, 2007
Lecture: The University of London LLM Program and Careers in International Law Busuttilpodcast
Dr. James Busuttil is the Director of the University of London Master of Laws Program, and Professor of Public Internal Law and Policy. He is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, has practiced International Law at Sherman & Sterling, NOAA, and the Unites States Department of State. He has served as Director of the British Institute of Humans Rights and Professor at the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, Netherlands.

wrigginsNovember 8, 2007
Lecture: Race, American Law, and the Value of Injury: Historical Foundations, Contemporary Implications WrigginsPodcast
Professor Wriggins is an influential pioneer in analyzing the role of race and racism in U.S. Law. She is nationally known scholar whose articles on race, gender, tort law, insurance law, and family law are frequently reprinted and cited in articles, books, and on blogs. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she is currently writing a book with Professor Martha Chamallas of Ohio State University entitled The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and the Law of Torts.



KohSeptember 17, 2007
Lecture: Repairing Our Human Rights Reputation Podcast webcast-quicktime
Harold Hongju Koh is Dean at Yale Law School and the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law. He has served in the U.S. State Department as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. A leading expert on international law and a prominent advocate of human and civil rights, Dean Koh has published numerous books and articles on international law, foreign relations and constitutional law. He has served on the Council of the American Law Institute, the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association, the National Democratic Institute and Human Rights First and the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution.

LucieWhiteApril 11, 2007
Lecture: Hewing Stones of Hope: African Lawyers Reclaim Human Rights To Challenge Global Poverty
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Professor Lucie White’s Lecture will focus on Africa’s human rights movement. The African continent is challenged by armed conflict, epidemic diseases, extreme poverty, and the indelible scars of the slave trade and colonial occupation. Yet in many domains, such as the arts, civil society, and democratic governance, we are witness to what some have called an African renaissance. One of these fields of energy, innovation, and hope is a new human rights movement. This lecture will explore this new African human rights movement, highlighting how it is creating a new paradigm of human rights theory and practice, one that has far reaching implications for social justice advocacy across the globe.