As part of the University of Maine School of Law’s commitment to providing students with a rigorous curriculum, the Law School faculty established the following learning outcomes, with the expectation that every student will have attained competence in each area by the time of graduation.

  1. Substantive and Procedural Law. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the conceptual frameworks, procedural rules, and key areas of substantive law.
  2. Communication. Demonstrate the ability to engage in effective written and oral communication in the legal context.
  3. Legal Analysis, Research, and Problem-Solving. Demonstrate competency in legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, and problem-solving.
  4. Lawyering Skills. Demonstrate competency in the lawyering skills needed to work effectively on behalf of clients in different practice settings.
  5. Ethics and Professional Identity. Cultivate the development of a professional identity and demonstrate the ability to exercise appropriate professional and ethical responsibilities to clients, the legal system, and the community at large.
  6. Inclusion and Justice. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of cross-cultural competency, the impact of bias and racism in the law, and the responsibility of lawyers to improve access to justice for all members of society.