UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SCHOOL
PORTLAND, MAINE 04102
Telephone: (207) 780-4355
ABA Approved Since 1962
The School, which fosters close student/faculty
interaction, seeks to educate students from a variety of backgrounds through a
Juris Doctorate degree program providing the public and private sectors with
distinctive members of the legal profession. The University of Maine School of
Law is the only law school in Maine and one of
only two public law schools in New England.
With responsibilities to the statewide University System, it is committed to
educational excellence, professionalism, maintaining a strong core curriculum
for students, and acting as a resource for the entire state and region. In addition,
the School contributes nationally and globally to the advancement and
improvement of the law in a number of ways including providing leadership in
scholarly and professional research and writing. The School also engages in
extensive public service aimed at improving the law and the legal system.
With a total student body of around 270, we are among
the smallest fully accredited law schools in the United States. Our size, which
intentionally remains small, allows for a personal, one‑on‑one
study of the law. Professors serve as teachers, writing advisors, activity
leaders, moot court judges and colleagues.
Program of Study
The three year curriculum is intensive and challenging.
It is both broad and general in nature, offering courses in subjects as diverse
as international business transactions and environmental law, as well as
traditional core courses. The underlying purpose of the curriculum is to give
students a solid foundation in legal and policy analysis and practical
lawyering skills that will serve them well in any field they choose to pursue.
Though teaching methods vary from course to course depending on the instructor
and the subject matter, the overall emphasis is on personal contact between
student and teacher, as well as among the students themselves. Some upper‑level
courses have enrollments of between 10‑20 students; class sizes of 20‑40
We take our responsibility as a public institution very
seriously. Here faculty and students help create and comment on state and
federal law and policy. Our students benefit the public through service to low
income clients in the Law School's Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, through summer
public interest fellowships with legal services agencies and government
offices, through the Law
School's Patent Program
and Marine Law Institute, and through individual volunteer projects. Our
graduates in turn bring a sense of public service into their careers, whether
they pursue them in the private or public sectors. Not surprisingly, our alumni
include several of Maine's former Governors,
and current Attorney General, United States Attorney and Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
as well as many employed in Washington,
Our faculty bring a wide range of experience to the
classroom, and are noted for their exceptional ability as teachers. They are
graduates of Berkeley, Boston
George Washington, Harvard, Maine,
Michigan, NYU, Notre Dame, Pennsylvania,
Puget Sound, Virginia,
Wisconsin and Yale Law Schools. Before our faculty began
teaching, they were judicial clerks, private practitioners, government
attorneys, and research scholars. Many continue to serve as advisors to legislative,
judicial and professional bodies and as members of government commissions.
Their research spans matters of state, national and international interest and
examines topics as varied as international treaty practice, Maine tort law, domestic violence, marine
law, coastal zone management, federal tax elections, constitutional controls
over the military, rules of evidence, intellectual property and commercial
FULL TIME FACULTY
PETER PITEGOFF, (Dean and Professor of Law),
born New York, N.Y.,
1953; admitted to bar, 1981, Massachusetts;
1988, New York.
Education: Brown University (A.B., 1975); New York University
(J.D., 1981). COURSES: Business Law, Ethics, Corporation Law. Email:
SHERRY L. ABBOTT, (Assistant Dean for Student Affairs), Education: University of Maine
(B.A., 1995; M.A., 2003; J.D., 2004).
LEONARD AGNETA, (Director, Maine Patent Program), admitted to bar, 1999, New Mexico. Education: University of New Mexico (B.S.M.T., 1989; J.D., 1998).
COURSES: Patent Law.
ANGELA CROSSMAN AREY, (Research and Writing Instructor), Education: American
University (B.A., 1995); University of Maine Law School (J.D., 2005).
E. JAMES BURKE, (Associate Clinical Professor),
born Maine, 1949; admitted to bar, 1976, Maine. Education:
(B.A., History, 1971); Western
New England College
School of Law (J.D.,
1976). COURSES: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law. Email:
DAVID P. CLUCHEY, (Professor),
Education: Yale University (A.B.); State
University of New
York at Albany (M.A.); Harvard University (J.D.). COURSES:
Antitrust, Business Associations, Economic Regulation of Business,
International Trade Law.
ORLANDO E. DELOGU, (Professor, Emeritus), Education:
University of Utah
of Wisconsin (M.S.;
J.D.). COURSES: Land Use, Environmental Law, State and Local Government,
Property, Administrative law, Medical Legal Process.
JAMES FRIEDMAN, (Professor), Education:
of Chicago (J.D.). COURSES:
Constitutional Law, Labor Law, Jurisprudence, Law & Terrorism.
CHRISTINE DAVIK GALBRAITH, (Associate Professor), born Oak Park, Illinois, June 24, 1970; admitted to
bar, 1995, Illinois. Education: University of Illinois
(B.S., 1992; J.D., 1995). COURSES: Contracts, Intellectual
Property. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RITA S. HEIMES, (Research Professor and Director, Center for Law and Innovation), Education: University
of Iowa (B.A., 1990); Drake University
Law (School J.D., 1993). COURSES: Internet Law, Intellectual
Property Law, Copyright and Trademark Law. Email:
H. CABANNE HOWARD, (Assistant Professor), Education: Cornell
University (B.A.); Georgetown University
(J.D.). COURSES: Canadian Legal System, Constitutional Law,
COLLEEN A. KHOURY, (Professor),
Education: Colby College (B.A.); Illinois
Institute of Technology/Chicago Kent College
of Law (J.D.). COURSES:
Income Tax, Contracts, Business Associations, Land Transactions.
CHRISTOPHER A. KNOTT, (Associate Professor and Director of Law Library), Education: University
of Iowa (B.A., 1985); University of Michigan
(J.D., 1988); Indiana
1994). COURSES: Advanced Legal Search.
LOIS R. LUPICA, (Professor), Education:
(B.S.); Boston University (J.D.). COURSES:
Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, Negotiation, Professional Responsibility,
Consumer Law Property.
JEFFREY A. MAINE, (Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs), born Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, January 18, 1967; admitted to bar, 1994, Florida. Education:
University (BBA, 1989; MBA, 1990); Stetson University
College of Law (J.D., 1993); University of Florida
College of Law (LLM, 1994). COURSES:
Taxation. Email: email@example.com
CHARLES H. NORCHI, (Associate Professor), Education: Harvard
University (A.B., 1979); Case Western
(J.D., 1986); Yale
University (LL.M., 1989;
CHRISTOPHER M. NORTHROP, (Associate Clinical Professor), admitted to bar, 1989 North
Carolina; 1993, Maine.
Education: Grinnell College (B.A., 1983); University of North
Carolina (J.D., 1989). Email:
(Associate Professor), Education:
(B.A., 1996); University of California, Berkeley School
of Law (J.D., 2002).
DAVID P. PALLOZZI, (Assistant Dean of Admissions), born Portland, Maine. Education:
St. Michael's College (A.B., 1984). Email:
ALISON RIESER, (Professor, Emeritus), Education:
(B.A.); George Washington
University (J.D.); Yale University
(LL.M.). COURSES: Coastal Zone Law, Marine Resources Law,
Environmental Law, Law of the Sea.
MARTIN A. ROGOFF, (Professor),
Education: Cornell University (B.A.); University
of California at Berkeley (M.A.); Yale University
(LL.B.). COURSES: Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws, European
Community Law, International Business Transactions, International Law, Legal
DEIRDRE MAUD SMITH, (Associate Professor and Director of Cumberland
Legal Aid Clinic), born Bennington, Vermont,
March 21, 1967; admitted to bar, 1994, Maine.
Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1988); University of Maine
(J.D., 1994). COURSES: Clinical Education, Trial Practice. Email:
DEBORAH TUERKHEIMER, (Professor),
Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1992); Yale Law School (J.D., 1996). COURSES:
Evidence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Women and Law, Domestic Violence. Email:
LAURA S. UNDERKUFFLER, (Visiting Professor), admitted to bar, 1978, Minnesota. Education: Carleton College
(B.A., 1974); William Mitchell College
of Law (J.D., 1978); Yale University
(LL.M., 1987; J.S.D., 1994).
(Professor and Director of Legal Research and Writing), Education: Wellesley
College (B.A.); George
of Maine (J.D.). COURSES:
Legal Research, Writing and Oral Advocacy.
THOMAS M. WARD, (Professor), Education:
University of Pennsylvania
(B.A.); University of Notre Dame (LL.B.); University of Illinois
(LL.M.). COURSES: Contracts, Commercial Law, Intellectual
JENNIFER WRIGGINS, (Professor),
Education: Yale University (A.B.); Harvard University
(J.D.). COURSES: Torts, Family Law, Clinic, Gender and the Law.
MELVYN ZARR, (Professor), Education:
(A.B.); Harvard University (LL.B.). COURSES:
Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Federal Courts.
DONALD N. ZILLMAN, (Godfrey Professor), Education: University
of Wisconsin (B.S., J.D.); University of Virginia (LL.M.). COURSES:
Constitutional Law, Natural Resources, Torts, Property.