Why Maine Law? In three words: Community, Faculty, and Opportunity.


Maine Law is a community of individuals who are invested in learning and serving, and are diverse in their backgrounds, professional experiences, and interests. Our location in Portland, Maine allows our students to access the culture, entertainment, and economic activity of a larger city, while keeping its small city feel.

Respect for public service is especially strong at Maine Law. We believe that all law-trained individuals, regardless of their career choices, have an obligation to serve the disadvantaged, accused, and at-risk members of our society, and to ensure that government works for its constituents.


At the center of our success is our faculty, a set of accomplished educators who bring their experiences to dynamic classroom discussions and mentoring relationships. Members of our faculty participate in nationally and internationally recognized scholarship, serve as consultants to the federal and Maine State Judicial courts, to the governor and legislative committees, and to the national and state bar associations.


A quality legal education is anything but limiting. Our students develop their talents inside and outside the classroom through an array of co-curricular activities that help our community see past the ordinary. Our small size allows Maine Law to be responsive to each student’s interests, ensuring students graduate having achieved –  and exceeded – their goals.

Maine Law students can engage in cross-disciplinary opportunities through the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center which brings together programs in business, law, policy, and public health.