Juris Doctor (J.D.)

The University of Maine School of Law provides a quality education which begins with the selection of a diverse, motivated, and accomplished student body.

To be eligible for admission, you must hold a bachelor’s 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 multiple times a year at centers throughout the U.S. and around the world.

The admissions committee relies upon the criteria below to assess applicants to Maine Law:

  1. Academic readiness, as demonstrated in undergraduate and graduate course of study, LSAT exam, timed writing sample, addenda, and personal statement, and attention to detail throughout your application.
  2. Maine Law community impact, as demonstrated through the personal statement, addenda to the personal statement, letters of recommendation, and interactions with the members of the Maine Law community.
  3. Motivation, as demonstrated through the personal statement, addenda to the personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

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. Read the full Admission Evaluation Standard.

Application Checklist

There are many things to consider and many boxes to check when applying to law school. The list below helps those seeking to apply to the J.D. and LL.M. programs as first years or transfer students make sure their applications are complete. Download a copy of the Application Checklist for Maine Law.

The Law School does not discriminate in making admission decisions. Read the full non-discrimination policy