Why Maine Law? In three words: Community, Faculty, and Opportunity.
Maine Law is a community of individuals who are invested in learning and serving, and are diverse in their backgrounds, professional experiences, and interests.
Our graduates are prepared on every level for success in fields including law, business, government, and public service.
Portland, Maine is a vibrant city surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Located just two hours from metropolitan Boston, our students take advantage of a variety of cultural amenities both in and around Portland.
At the center of our success is our faculty, a set of accomplished educators who bring their experience as intellectuals and professionals to dynamic classroom discussions and mentoring relationships.
Members of our faculty participate in nationally and internationally recognized scholarship, serve as consultants to the federal and Maine State Judicial courts, to the governor and legislative committees, and to the national and state bar associations.
Respect for public service is especially strong at Maine Law. We believe that all law-trained individuals, regardless of their career choices, have an obligation to serve the disadvantaged, accused, and at-risk members of our society, and to ensure that government works for its constituents.
A quality legal education is anything but limiting. Our students develop their talents inside and outside the classroom through an array of co-curricular activities that help our community see past the ordinary. Our small size allows Maine Law to be responsive to each student’s interests, ensuring that students graduate having achieved—and exceeded—their goals.
It’s not unusual to run into Maine’s Chief Justice, state leaders, or members of the Congressional delegation in our halls. Maine Law is a frequent stop for leaders of the bar and various civic and business organizations, and our Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service has drawn inspiring public servants including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
Every year, the finalists in our School’s Moot Court competition argue their cases before all the justices of the state’s highest court. Maine Law’s students learn to tie their intellectual pursuits to practical, career-focused excellence—and lifetimes of success.