Privacy Law Symposium
Who's Governing Privacy?
Some of the world’s foremost experts on data privacy will converge in Maine on Feb. 21, to participate in the Privacy Law Symposium, hosted by the Maine Law Review at the University of Maine School of Law.
“Who’s Governing Privacy?” will address the most pressing questions about the regulation and protection of information and personal privacy in the digital age. Scholars, policymakers, practitioners and the general public will have an opportunity to discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions.
The symposium is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, at the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.; the program runs from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with an hour-long reception to follow.
The event is free and open to the public. Members of the Maine Bar are eligible for 3.92 CLE credits. To register online, and for a list of topics and presenters, click here.
Maine Law continues to build a solid reputation in this rapidly growing field of law. The law school hosts an annual Information Privacy Summer Insititute, in collaboration with the International Association of Privacy Professionals, which is led by Maine Law alum Trevor Hughes (’95). A new privacy law student group has formed at Maine Law, and seven students worked as interns in the area of privacy law in the summer of 2013. Maine Law also sponsored the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection international conference held this month in Brussels.
The Center has a leading program in data privacy law, integrating policy-related privacy issues into our law clinic, and helping students get hands-on training through externship placements in various corporate legal departments and with our partner, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The IAPP is offering Maine Law students who complete coursework and an externship in information privacy a free exam to become a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), a unique and valuable credential in this fast-growing area of law. Our annual conference on Privacy & Data Security attracts top national figures.
Intellectual Property Clinic
The Center for Law & Innovation hosts one of the nation's top intellectual property clinics, offering law students hands-on training in patents, trademarks, privacy, and technology licensing while serving Maine's small business and inventor communities. Our Intellectual Property Clinic is one of only three in the country to participate in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's Pilot Certification Program, allowing our students to assist with preparing and filing patent applications on behalf of inventors. We are one of only 16 schools certified by the PTO for trademark application filing as well.