Maine’s University #267

The University of Maine System provides a high-quality education to students from our state, and all over the world. Today we speak with University of Maine President Dr. Susan Hunter and Danielle Conway, dean and professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law.

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Danielle Conway

Danielle Conway, dean and professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law, joined the law school in July 2015. She is nationally known as a leading expert in public procurement law, entrepreneurship, and as an advocate for minorities and indigenous peoples. Dean Conway teaches in the areas of intellectual property law, licensing intellectual property, international intellectual property law, internet law and policy, and government contract law. Dean Conway has authored numerous books, book chapters, and articles. Her most recent books include Transnational Intellectual Property Law (with Nguyen and Mtima), Licensing Intellectual Property: Theory and Application (with Nguyen and Gomulkiewicz), and Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice (with Nguyen and Gomulkiewicz). Dean Conway has also delivered numerous speeches since joining Maine Law, predominantly focusing on two themes: first, the role of a public law school in the larger community and, second, the imperative to recapture the narrative of the lawyer and the legal profession. She also has over 25 years of active and reserve service with the U.S. Army and was sworn in to the Maine Army National Guard in 2015. She currently serves as lieutenant colonel.

Dr. Susan Hunter

Dr. Susan J. Hunter became president of the University of Maine on July 7, 2014. Prior to starting her appointment as UMaine’s first woman president, President Hunter served as vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Maine System. She began her full-time career at the University of Maine in 1991 as a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences. At UMaine, her administrative positions included chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, associate provost, and dean for undergraduate education and five years as the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. Her research was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. She received a Ph.D. in physiology from Pennsylvania State University.