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Application Process

For the regular admissions process, applications may be submitted as early as September 15th. The application deadline is April 15th.

For our non-binding Early Action Program, applications must be completed by December 1.

A complete application contains the following items:

  1. Application Form - completed and signed. Applications are available for download from the Law School Admission Council's website*. Upon completion, follow the instructions carefully for the submission of the application.

    *If you have a question about filling out the application, please contact the Admissions Office (207) 780-4341.  If you are having technical problems with the application on the LSAC website, please contact Candidate Services at (215) 968-1001.

  2. Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score from within the past four years
  3. CAS Report (including LSAT scores, college transcripts and analysis of college transcripts). See the LSAC web site for CAS registration. Your official transcripts of all collegiate, graduate and professional study must be sent directly to the CAS. Once CAS has received your transcript(s) and LSAT score(s), a report will be generated when we request one. You may not send transcripts to the Law School during the application process in lieu of a CAS report.
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation: Each applicant must submit at least one letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly from the recommender, submitted through the CAS Recommendation Service. Please do not ask your recommender to mail materials directly to the Law School.
  5. Personal Statement: A personal statement, written in your own words, that tells us more about you is required. The subject matter is up to you but keep in mind that the reader will be seeking a sense of you as a person and also as a potential student and graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. It is an opportunity for you to include any information that will help the Admissions Committee act on your application and that sets you apart in a significant way from other applicants. We encourage you to develop a statement that provides the Committee with insights that cannot be obtained from the CAS report, resume (if included) or other information contained in the application. Please note, a resume may not be submitted in lieu of the personal statement.
  6. Application Fee - The University of Maine School of Law has waived its application fees for J.D. applicants for the 2014-2015 admissions cycle.
  7. Optional Statement: You may include an addendum addressing any economic, cultural, and/or societal factors, your academic record, or LSAT results, which would provide the Admissions Committee with additional insight into your application.