"Think carefully before developing a specialty in practice. Law today is more complex and specialists are necessary, but there is great joy and freedom in being a generalist and having the confidence to help people with different legal problems."
-Daniel E. Wathen '65
Former Chief Justice, ME Supreme Judicial Crt
"Maine Law prepared me well to practice law in very different roles, from clerking to being a prosecutor to being an in-house lawyer. The faculty taught us to be rigorous and practical, and to keep our eyes on the big picture."
-Annemarie Levins '83
"I had never been part of such a mutually supportive academic atmosphere. Law school wasn’t supposed to be like that, but miraculously at Maine Law we made our own rules."
- Rebecca Headen '07
Goodwill Industries International
"I long ago forgot the Rule against Perpetuities but will forever remember Melvyn Zarr's brilliant characterization of certain decisions as concessions to the shortness of life."
- John Veroneau '89
Covington & Burling, LLP
"The Clinic faculty, Jim Burke, Chris Northrop, Deirdre Smith, and Tina Schneider, were particularly influential. After practicing at the Clinic as a student attorney, I had the tools I needed to open my office."
- Adam Swanson '12
Swanson Law, P.A.
"I got a lot out of the opportunity to work closely on meaningful projects with many of the faculty/external mentors."
- Justin Weiss '06
Naspers Group - Hong Kong, China
"My experience at Maine Law helped me realize my full potential. This experience helped me to grow and develop both personally and professionally."
- Ali F. Farid, LL.M. ’13, J.D. ’17
"Professor Anna Welch was more than a professor; she was a mentor to each and every one of her students, especially those of us fortunate enough to spend a semester in the RHRC clinic."
- Katie Narbus '14
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
"I don’t remember a moment when I wasn’t volunteering somewhere, whether it was Volunteer Lawyers Project or Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project or elsewhere. I really appreciated the encouragement from the school to volunteer."
- Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte '03
Author, Nowhere, A Story of Exile
"I was trained by an amazing group of professors – from Spanogle, Gregory, Loper, Delogu, and especially my mentor, Martin Rogoff. I know that I received an education worthy of the best law schools in the United States."
- Ira Waldman '76
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP