How to Apply

The University of Maine School of Law provides a quality education which begins with the selection of a diverse, motivated, and accomplished student body. We invite you to submit an application.

To be eligible for admission you must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). In addition one must sit for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) which is administered in February, June, October, and December at centers throughout the country and around the world. The LSAT should be taken as early as possible, but no later than the February prior to the September in which you plan to enter law school.

The Admissions Committee considers each applicant upon an individual basis. Your undergraduate performance, as evidenced by success in a challenging course of study, good performance on the LSAT, Personal Statement, and personal recommendations,are the primary determinant of admission.

The Admissions Committee will begin accepting applications on September 15, 2014 for the Fall 2015 semester. The application fee for J.D. applicants has been waived for the 2014-2015 admissions cycle.   If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Office at 207.780.4341.

The Admissions Committee operates on a modified rolling admission basis. A candidate is notified as soon as an admission decision is made. The review of completed files begins as early as December 1st with some notification letters being sent at that time. Most candidates will receive a decision by the end of April.

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Communication About Your File

Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 we will share information about the status of your application file only with you, the applicant. It is advisable to designate an individual, typically a parent or partner, to deal on your behalf with the Law School if you expect to be out of the country during the application process. To do so, please send a letter to the Admissions Office authorizing and naming your designee to work with our office on your behalf.

Demographic Information

The demographic information asked on the application is requested on a voluntary basis, will be kept confidential, and is intended to assist the University in providing data to demonstrate compliance with civil rights laws. Participation is optional. Refusal to complete this information will not be used to deny access or admission or otherwise affect consideration of your application.

Bar Exam Information / Character & Fitness

All applicants for admission are urged to secure information, available from the National Conference of Bar Examiners, regarding character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in each state in which they plan to practice before beginning the study of law.

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