Juris Doctor (J.D.)
To be eligible for admission, you must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). In addition, you must sit for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) which is administered in February, June, October, and December at centers throughout the United States and around the world.
The Admissions Committee considers each applicant on an individual basis. Your undergraduate performance, as evidenced by success in a challenging course of study, good performance on the LSAT, your personal statement, and personal recommendations are the primary selection criteria in the admission process.
Applications to the University of Maine School of Law for the 2019-20 season opened on September 15. Candidates will be accepted on a rolling basis, and are notified as soon as an admission decision is made. Admission is for the fall semester only.
In addition to a bar exam, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements in any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.