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University of Maine Law School Hosts Annual Constitution Day Lecture

The University of Maine School of Law will celebrate Constitution Day on Friday, September 16 with a lecture by Professor Margaret Burnham titled “Public Memory and the Civil Rights Era: Cold Cases, Truth Projects, Apologies and Monuments.”  The lecture will be held from 12:10-1:10 p.m. in the Moot Court Room, School of Law, Deering Ave., Portland. This event is free and open to the public.

Burnham is a professor of law at Northeastern University. She is a noted expert in civil and human rights, comparative constitutional rights and international criminal law.  Burnham is the founder of Northeastern’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project.  Previously, she has served as an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, as an associate justice on the Boston Municipal Court and a partner in a Boston-based civil rights firm.

For more information, contact the School of Law at 780-4344.