The University of Maine School of Law’s curriculum is intensive and challenging. Courses are offered in diverse subjects like juvenile law and internet law, as well as traditional core courses.
Maine Law has a deep and longstanding commitment to experiential education. The four clinical programs in the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic provide intensive, hands-on experience for students as they represent real clients in real cases. From intake meetings to filing court documents and standing up before a judge, students handle all aspects of client relations and case management under the close supervision of faculty members who are leaders in their fields. In addition, the Externship Program allows students to work alongside seasoned attorneys and judges for academic credit. Depending on the placement, students in the Externship Program handle advocacy, policy, regulatory enforcement, and transactional legal matters.
The underlying purpose of the curriculum is to give students a solid foundation in legal analysis and practical lawyering skills that will serve them well in any field they choose to pursue.