Reciprocity Policy

It is our policy to assist students and graduates of ABA accredited law schools who are relocating to Maine and seeking legal employment provided that their law schools will likewise assist our students and graduates. There is no restriction on the number of students/graduates granted reciprocity. However, reciprocity will not be granted during the autumn recruitment season, which runs from July 15 to November 1.

We ask that permission for reciprocity be sought in advance by a letter from the student’s/graduate’s law school Career Services Office. Such letters may be mailed, faxed or emailed to us. The request should introduce the student/graduate and acknowledge that the requesting school will provide similar services to University of Maine School of Law students and graduates. Once permission is granted, the student/graduate may contact our office to schedule a visit or take advantage of our other services. Reciprocity will be granted for a period of six months. Extensions of the six month period will require another letter from the student’s/graduate’s Career Services Office.

Reciprocal services include access to our student or alumni job board (via Symplicity), and the use of the Career Services Office for reviewing job postings, library materials, employer files, and our various other resources. They do not, however, include access to on-campus interview listings or participation in on-campus interviews. Counseling services may be available to the student/graduate by appointment, provided in-kind services from the reciprocating law school are offered, and subject to staff availability. If such counseling is available, the student/graduate should bring a copy of his or her résumé to the scheduled appointment.

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