Reimagining what a law school can be.
The University of Maine School of Law is a partner program in the Maine Center academic consortium. This webpage presents an overview of the programs offered by the school and links to additional detail on the Maine Law website.
About the School
The University of Maine School of Law is the state’s public and only law school. Located in Portland, Maine Law takes pride in providing the personal attention that few schools can match, a focus on hands-on learning, and a world-class faculty drawn to its incredible setting on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Maine Law has a long-standing commitment to public service, demonstrated by its 50-year old Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic which focuses on general practice, prisoner assistance, juvenile justice, protection from abuse, and refugee and human rights. The school also offers specialized training in environmental law, compliance law, transactional law, and information privacy law. You can learn more about the school here.
Choose your path to success
JD, LLM, JSD
Three levels of legal education grounded in legal analysis, ethical context, and practical lawyering.
Open to current JD students, this certificate builds expertise and skills in a highly sought-after niche of the legal realm — one of only two such JD programs nationwide. Practicing attorneys and current JD students can also participate in Maine Law’s annual Information Privacy Summer Institute.
What people are saying
“The invaluable skills and relationships that I gained during my externships at Maine Law allowed me to start my career in Compliance, which perfectly blends my interests in both business and law. The externship program demonstrates Maine Law’s commitment to supporting a wide array of career aspirations including those that fall outside of traditional client advocacy.”
“My externship experience was eye-opening. Beforehand, I had a vague inkling that I wanted to practice municipal and land use law after graduation. My experience cemented that thought. I was able to convert ideas to practice, to tackle a wide range of real, immediate issues, and interact with city administrators, staff, and citizens, in a way that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.”
Event date - November 19, 2020
Event title - Inspired Innovators: Stakeholder Capitalism - Reinventing Business to Both Serve and Succeed
Event descriptions - Inspired Innovators is a new speaker series focused on topics that inspire all of us to reach for continuous improvements.read more
Event date - October 29, 2020
Event title - 2020 Judge Coffin Lecture: Challenging Immigration Policies
Event descriptions - The 28th annual Judge Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service. Hosted by the University of Maine School of Law.read more
Event date - October 26, 2020
Event title - Environmental & Climate Justice: Anti-racist movements and principles for practice
Event descriptions - A virtual event with leading environmental and climate justice scholars. Hosted by EELS at the University of Maine School of Law.read more