Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the University of Maine School of Law. We invite you to become part of Maine Law's strong traditions and dynamic future.

It is an exciting time for one to be considering a legal education and to pursue one at Maine Law. We'd like to share with you, through our web site, how a Maine Law degree will prepare you to walk through one of the many doors open to law school graduates.

Why Maine Law? Our graduates and students cite the following 10 reasons for considering Maine Law:

  • High quality legal education at an affordable price
  • Student centered atmosphere
  • Outstanding faculty engaged in innovative scholarship
  • Supportive and dynamic environment
  • Small classes with a diverse array of course offerings
  • Numerous leadership opportunities
  • Strong sense of community within the law school and with the community-at-large
  • Commitment to educational and scholarly excellence, professionalism, and public service
  • Multitude of opportunities to gain hands-on experience through summer fellowship programs, clinical programs, and externships
  • A location in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

We are committed to maintaining the diverse community that has been one of our strengths since our doors opened more than 50 years ago. Our strong student body comes from a broad spectrum of society, from throughout the nation, and fully contribute to the extensive Maine Law community.

We encourage you to visit us and see for yourself how Maine Law can be an excellent choice for your legal studies. Let me be the first to welcome you to become part of the future of the University of Maine School of Law. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with along the way.

The provisions of the admissions portion of this web site are informational in character and is neither a contract nor an offer of contract between the applicant or student and the School of Law. Fees, deadlines, academic requirements, courses, degree programs, and other matters described in these pages may change without notice. Not all courses are offered each academic year and faculty assignments may change.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the University of Maine School of Law not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its education program, admissions policies, employment policies, and other school-administered programs. Employers who discriminate in violation of the school's policy or who refuse to sign an acknowledgment of our policy are denied access to the Law School's Career Services Office. A limited exception to this policy exists for military recruiters and federal agencies but only to the extent that their employment and hiring practices are permitted under federal law. This exception to the University’s policy for military recruiters does not in any way reflect acceptance of, or agreement with, discriminatory hiring practices. Anyone with information that any employer discriminates should contact the Director of Career Services or the Dean of the Law School.

For more information about this policy and its application to the U.S. Military, please contact lawcareer@maine.edu. Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Campus Compliance Office, University of Southern Maine, 7 College Avenue, Gorham, ME 04038; or by calling (207) 780-5094, TTY (207) 780-5646.

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