Career Services Office
University of Maine School of Law
246 Deering Avenue
Portland, Maine 04102
Telephone: (207) 780-4796
Fax: (207) 780-5647
TTY: (207) 780-5646
- Derek Van Volkenburgh, Director
- Rachel Reeves, Senior Advisor for Student Services
- Tara Wheeler, Administrative Assistant
The Career Services Office exists to assist students and alumni tailor their interests and aptitudes to careers in the law or law related fields. The Office publishes a variety of materials, maintains an extensive resource library, and sponsors various activities, including on-campus recruitment programs, informational sessions, panel discussions and workshops.
On our web pages we list current legal positions, describe upcoming events and activities, profile attorneys in a variety of positions, review resources, spotlight legal organizations, include relevant articles and updates, and address widely asked questions.
Through "The Maine Connection," our monthly graduate job bulletin, we list positions available in Maine (and occasionally elsewhere in New England) in areas including private practice, environmental, international, alternative, public interest, academia, government and corporate law.
Please note: The Maine Connection is sent out to new subscribers by email only. Maine Law graduates are strongly encouraged to use the Alumni/ae Job Board to access current listings.
In addition, the Career Services Office offers students opportunities to meet and network with attorneys in the community. Mock Interview Day and Lawyer Lunches are some of the programs scheduled throughout the year. The Career Services Director is a licensed attorney who counsels students and graduates on an individual basis concerning career choices and opportunities. Students who have specific questions regarding career planning and related services at the University of Maine School of Law are encouraged to contact the Career Services Office.
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Fall and spring on-campus Recruitment Programs allow the students to interview at the Law School with law firms of all sizes, government agencies, public interest organizations and businesses. The jobs posted include part-time, short term, summer and permanent positions.
Informational sessions address topics such as post-graduate fellowships, judicial clerkships, and practice with district attorneys, attorneys general, and public defenders. Panel discussions center around topics including large and small law firm practice, solo practice, public sector opportunities, alternative careers, summer associate responsibilities, and state and local government positions. Workshops focus on self-assessment exercises, resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation.