Information Privacy Summer Institute
Privacy has become a headline-maker, driving record levels of engagement and growth in the profession. You can be apart of it and a fascinating field of law with international law dimensions. Law firms, banks, insurance companies, businesses, educational institutions, healthcare providers-- nearly every enterprise in the U.S. is required to comply with information privacy and data security laws, and many are hiring JDs who are IAPP privacy-certified.
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.