The University of Maine School of Law offers an LL.M. program, primarily intended for foreign students and practitioners who have earned a law degree outside the United States. Through a rigorous program of study, foreign students and practitioners learn about many aspects of the U.S. legal system. The curriculum is designed to meet individual participants’ needs and interests. LL.M. candidates choose from advanced courses in specialized areas of law.
All foreign students are required to take Introduction to United States Law (LAW 785), and at least one course in the first year J.D. curriculum. Beyond those requirements, students can choose from some of the upper level courses (depending on course availability and requirements). While no thesis is required, students have freedom to pursue a variety of writing projects and applied research projects or fieldwork, depending on their interests.