First Time Applicants

Application Timeline

Applications to Maine Law will be accepted beginning September 15th with an application deadline of April 15th.

For our non-binding Early Action Application Program an application must be submitted by November 15th with all supporting documents filed no later than December 1st. Early Action Applicants will receive a decision by December 31st.

All other timely applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with decisions between December and May of each year.

February 1st is the priority deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration.

A first deposit to secure a seat is due on or before April 15th. A second deposit is due on or before June 1st. Deposits are non-refundable but are applied towards tuition.

Application Process

Applications are accepted electronically through the Law School Admission Council’s website. Each applicant must register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) through LSAC.

A complete application contains the following:

  1. Application: LSAC.org
  2. LSAT: Must have been taken within the last 5 years.
  3. CAS Report: (including LSAT scores, college transcripts and analysis of college transcripts). Your official transcripts of all collegiate, graduate and professional study must be sent directly to the CAS. Once CAS has received your transcript(s) and LSAT score(s), a report will be generated when we request one. You may not send transcripts to the Law School during the application process in lieu of a CAS report.
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation: Each applicant must submit at least one letter of recommendation. Letters should address your analytical ability, judgment, motivation, communication skills, critical thinking and distinctive talents or experiences. If possible, at least one letter should be from a professor, or an individual who has known you in an academic setting. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly from the recommender and should be submitted through the CAS Recommendation Service.
  5. Personal Statement: A personal statement, written in your own words, is required. This is your opportunity to tell us who you are. Write carefully. Share the experiences, values, motivations and aspirations that will distinguish you from other applicants. Explain why you’re well suited to study and practice law, and why you think Maine Law is the right fit for you.
  6. Optional Statement: You may include an addendum addressing any economic, cultural, and/or societal factors, your academic record, or LSAT results, which would provide the Admissions Committee with additional insight into your application.
  7. Character & Fitness Addendum: If you answer “yes” to any questions regarding character & fitness on your application, you must submit an addendum explaining the situation to the admissions committee.