Danielle M. Conway is Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law. She is a leading expert in public procurement law, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property law. She teaches in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Licensing Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law & Policy, and Government Contract Law.
Articles written by Dean Conway have appeared in numerous journals and law reviews, including the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Computer Law Review and Technology Journal, Southern Methodist University Law Review, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, and Michigan Journal of Race and Law. She has lectured in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Ghana, Palau, Micronesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Mongolia on topics including globalization, government contract law, intellectual property law, intellectual property licensing, and Indigenous Peoples’ rights.
Since joining the Law School on July 1, 2015, Dean Conway has delivered numerous speeches, 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 has also received several awards including: 2018 Humanitarian Award (Spurwink), 2017 Women to Watch (Mainebiz), Mainers Leading by Example (Maine Magazine), 2017 Woman Who Makes a Difference (International Women’s Forum), and 2017 Special Service Award (University of Southern Maine Student Leadership Development Board).
Dean Conway has realized the goal of immersing Maine Law into the greater Maine Community by promoting access to affordable legal services in rural parts of the state, creating leadership opportunities for underrepresented students through Maine Law’s PLUS Program, and driving workforce development with new programs, one in Compliance and another in Information Privacy & Cyber-Security. She has over twenty-seven years of military service and recently retired in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.