The University of Maine School of Law’s three-year J.D. curriculum is designed to give students a solid foundation in legal analysis and practical lawyering skills that will serve them well in any pursuit.
Maine Law offers a wide variety of courses, as well as opportunities for fellowships, internships and externships for academic credit. Small class sizes foster a collaborative environment, and encourage interaction between professors and students.
Our graduates have:
- Analytical discipline and problem-solving skills that are valued not just in the practice of law or the judiciary, but in business, government, non-profit organizations, and other careers.
- A supportive and widespread network of classmates and alumni. For many graduates, these professional and personal relationships last a lifetime.
- An appreciation of the importance of pro bono legal service. Students are encouraged to provide a minimum of 80 hours of pro bono legal service, such as volunteering for a low-income housing organization or non-profit legal aid provider.
- Hands-on experience. Most graduates will participate as a student attorney in one of Maine Law’s four clinical courses: General Practice, Prisoner Assistance, Juvenile Justice, and Refugee and Human Rights or in our externship program. Eighty-five percent of the class of 2016 participated in our clinical or externship programs.
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