Maine Law has always been a curricular innovator, as new challenges arise, our curriculum adapts to prepare our students for the new legal landscape. Our nationally recognized information privacy program has placed students in cutting-edge positions throughout the world. In 2019, we launched an innovative Arctic Law Fellowship program and a Certificate in Environmental and Oceans Law to support the many students eager to study these important areas of law.
The three-year curriculum offers courses that range from the bedrock foundation of the Socratic method, to legal aid clinics where students represent real clients in real Maine courts. The underlying purpose of the curriculum is to give students a solid foundation in legal analysis and practical lawyering skills that will serve them well in any field they choose to pursue. The Law School also offers an Externship Program, where students work alongside seasoned attorneys at law firms, companies, and organizations for academic credit.