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 ’76, is a Maine Law graduate, as are four former governors: John McKernan ’74, Kenneth Curtis ’58, Joseph Brennan ’63, and James Longley ’57.
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
Dean Leigh I. Saufley ’80 served as Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court for 19 years before becoming dean of Maine Law. Many members of the judiciary are Maine Law alumni.
“Maine Law gave me my voice and my life’s work.”
– 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, and Yahoo!.
“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)
Maine Law alumni are leaders in the global privacy arena. Graduates are working in the privacy field at major global companies such as Apple, IAPP, Facebook, Starbucks, EY, Deloitte, OneTrust, Unum, Idexx, and Naspers as well as in local and national law firms and the government.
“As an older student, I also was attracted to Maine Law’s small class size and faculty.”
– Virginia “Ginny” Lee ’05
Head of Global Data Privacy and Director, Senior Corporate Counsel at ServiceNow (Former)
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.
“To this day, I am guided by the advice and example of Professors Deirdre Smith and Jim Burke.”
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.
“The Maine Law faculty is nationally recognized, accessible, eager to open doors, and dedicated to providing a personalized legal education and experience for each and every student.”
– Ari Solotoff ’15
Solotoff Law Group, PLLC