Maine Law officially “breaks ground” on new home

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, The University of Maine School of Law, University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center, University of Maine Portland Gateway, and the University of Maine Graduate School of Business celebrated the start of major renovations at 300 Fore Street, Portland, ME, the site of their new home. Later this year, these organizations will relocate to this location in a strategic move to enhance collaboration at the system level and increase opportunities for interdisciplinary ventures among students, faculty, and staff.

Chancellor Dannel Malloy attended to speak about his vision for the building and the partnerships it will facilitate. He was followed in his remarks by University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy; Maine Law Dean Leigh Saufley; Nadège Levallet Assistant Professor of Management and Information System in the Maine Business School; Pips Veazey Director of Portland Gateway; Terry Sutton, CEO of the Graduate and Professional Center, and Peter Mills, President of the University of Maine School of Law Foundation. 

Malloy said University of Maine students, past and present, could be proud of this historic move as it is their passion, drive, and respect throughout the state that paved the way for the 300 Fore Street project.

“This is a testament to how they work, how much they care about this state, and how we can expect them to continue to contribute to this state into the future,” he added.

Saufley spoke about the vast potential this new building presents for students and their studies. “Crossdisciplinarity education is the future,” she said. “Our students must know and be able to operate within more than one discipline area.”

Attended by students, staff, faculty, and many members of the Maine law community and legislature, the event ushered in what will be a new era for Maine Law and its partners with the help of some of its staunchest supporters.

For more information about the move to 300 Fore Street visit:

300 Fore Street Groundbreaking Gallery