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 are able to choose from advanced courses in specialized areas of law.
The LL.M. program at Maine Law is normally completed in one academic year. The program requires completion of 24 semester hours of credit. All foreign students are required to take a core course on the American legal system, and at least one course in the first year J.D. curriculum. Beyond those requirements, students can choose from upper level courses and specialty areas. 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.