Who owns Maine beaches?



BAR HARBOR — University of Maine School of Law emeritus professor Orlando Delogu will discuss legal controversies over Maine’s intertidal lands Tuesday, April 16 at the College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology forum. The free talk gets underway at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall.

Delogu has taught and conducted research at the University of Maine Law School for 51 years and has a long record of public service and engagement in land use, property and environmental law, and public policy. He served for five years on Maine’s Board of Environmental Protection; he was a Portland city councilor; he served five years on the Portland Planning Board; and he chaired the Association of American Law School’s Environmental Law Section.

“Delogu has traveled overseas to provide guidance to other countries on approaches and solutions to environmental issues and problems. He has appeared before Congressional and Maine legislative committees; he has participated in cases dealing with environmental and land use issues as well as cases testing the limits of governmental tax and spending power,” event organizers said.

Delogu is a regular contributor on land use, environmental, and state/local government tax issues to the Maine Lawyers Review, the Portland Press Herald, the Forecaster and other news outlets in Maine.

Since 1981, Delogu has participated in the preparation of four amicus briefs that sought to protect public interests in intertidal lands and has published five Law Review articles addressing aspects of these issues.

Delogu received his B.S. degree from the University of Utah and an M.S. and J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin. His most recent book is “Maine’s Beaches are Public Property: The Bell Cases Must be Reexamined.”

Contact COA at 801-5623.

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