At Maine Law, we provide our students with the tools they need to be career-ready at graduation. Our alumni use these tools to find meaningful work in a variety of professional fields including government, business and industry, judiciary, clerkships, public interest, and more.
Maine’s current Governor Janet Mills is a Maine Law graduate. Our alumni are attorneys within the offices of the Attorney General, U.S. Attorney, and various district attorneys. Alumni are also found in many state agencies, including the Maine Public Utilities Commission, Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and in federal positions with the Department of Justice, the Securities Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
“”I knew I wanted to practice in Maine, and being the only law school in the state, it made perfect sense to attend and have a three year head start putting down roots and getting to know the legal community.””
– Nancy McBrady ’07
Bureau Director for the Maine DACF – Bureau of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Resources
Maine’s current Chief Justice Leigh Saufley and many members of the judiciary are Maine Law alumni.
– Hon. Daniel E. Wathen ’65
Retired Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Recent graduates have clerked with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and with members of the judiciary in District and Appellate Courts in Maine and other states, including New Hampshire, New Jersey, Washington, Maryland, Montana, and Alaska.
“I knew Maine Law would provide me with the best access to Maine’s legal community. I also knew I didn’t want to be one of those people with huge student loans – this made the most sense financially.”
– Kevin Decker ’14
Former Clerk, Hon. William J. Kayatta, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Our graduates have been hired by a variety of corporations including: Unum, TD Bank, Anthem, WEX, Hannaford, Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Aflac, Price Waterhouse and Coopers, Yahoo!, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
“Maine Law has excellent faculty who are subject matter experts and genuinely care about students. Faculty members encourage you to ask questions and to contact them before, during, and after office hours.”
– Tunisia Poole ’05
Counsel, Aflac (Lead, Employment Law Team)
Our graduates are also found at many public interest organizations, such as Maine Equal Justice Partners, Disability Rights Center, Legal Services for the Elderly, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Maine Farmland Trust, and Penquis.
Maureen Boston ’06
Intake Manager, Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Our graduates fill the ranks of almost every large and small law firm in Maine in varied practice areas.
– Ari Solotoff ’15
Business Law Associate Attorney, Bernstein Shur