Master of Legal Studies

The University of Maine School of Law offers a Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program designed for professionals who would benefit from a comprehensive understanding of the law, particularly those who work in highly regulated fields like finance, technology, healthcare, environment, human resources, nonprofit, or government.

The curriculum is designed to provide beneficial learning in a flexible format. All M.L.S. students are required to complete two core courses that provide foundational knowledge in legal studies. Students then have the opportunity to choose among elective courses based on their interests, as well as specializations in General Legal Studies, Compliance, or the Blue Economy.

Application Requirements

To complete your application to the MLS program, you’ll need to submit:

  • Graduate admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • CV or resume
  • Personal statement
  • One letter of recommendation

Graduate school entrance exams (LSAT, GRE, GMAT) are not required.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the M.L.S. program must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in the last 60 hours of their bachelor’s program. Applicants who do not meet this GPA requirement may be considered for admission if there is evidence of improved academic performance in subsequent degrees and/or significant work history since completing a bachelor’s degree.

If English is not your native language and you haven’t completed a bachelor’s degree or higher at a regionally accredited institution in the United States, you must provide evidence of English proficiency.

Maine Law will begin accepting applications to its MLS program in the Spring for admission in the Fall 2023 semester.