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JD, LLM, JSD
Three levels of legal education grounded in legal analysis, ethical context, and practical lawyering skills.
Combine a JD with another graduate degree to build a unique skillset that will distinguish you in the legal profession.
Provides specialized training in two high-growth legal fields: information privacy and regulatory compliance.
Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD)
The JSD prepares students for careers in academia, international and maritime law, and public service including international organizations. Combines advanced coursework, research, development of specialized expertise, teaching, and a dissertation.
Information Privacy Law
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.
Designed for non-lawyers, this certificate enables Maine’s business, not-for-profit, and government sectors to navigate the modern regulatory landscape and enhance their prospects for success.
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.”
How the programs and people of the Maine Center are innovating education and advancing Maine.
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