Danielle Conway, LLM '96, was profiled in "Maine" magazine for her work as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law—the state's only law school.
Danielle Conway, LLM '96, was recently selected as one of Maine magazine's "50 Mainers Leading by Example." Ms. Conway was recognized for her work as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law—the state's only law school.
The magazine highlights one of Ms. Conway's most recent projects —the law school has launched a three-year pilot project to address a scarce number of lawyers in rural counties in. The Rural Lawyer Pilot Project will place law students with practitioners in communities where there is limited access to legal services. She tells the magazine, "As a lawyer and a teacher, I belong to two noble professions that view leadership as service and demand that such service be prioritized above self."
Ms. Conway visited GW Law in February when the law school joined forces with the University of Maine to support online training in State Procurement Law. She joined fellow alumnus Michael Anderson and Professor Christopher R. Yukins, Lynn David Research Professor in Government Procurement Law, to videotape a training series on state procurement law. The training is planned to be offered through the ABA Public Contract Law Section and Ms. Conway's law school.
At the University of Maine School of Law, Ms. Conway teaches students about their obligation to defend the United States Constitution and encourages them to aid the most vulnerable in society. In regards to her passion for the law, she tells Maine, "Law has the power to protect individuals and their communities by drawing on core values such as liberty, equality, and fairness," she says. "With a focus on these core values, law's fundamental purpose—to foster an organized, civilized society—offers one of the best opportunities for collective community engagement and progress."