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 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 2022-23 season will open on September 15th. 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 for 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.