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University of Maine School of Law

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 276
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 152 - 157
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 3.1 - 3.53
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 71.01%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 72.0%
In State Tuition $23,610
Out of State Tuition $34,680

Overview

Overview

Reviews

The University of Maine School of Law is “a small school with many opportunities to develop personal, professional relationships.” Students tell us there’s a nice balance of academic legal subjects and practical lawyering skills. In addition to the standard tenets of legal theory, there’s a pretty good selection of clinics. Internships and externships are ample, as well. There’s also a patent law program and a notable marine law institute. While “the cost of tuition is not low for out-of-state students,” it’s worth noting that Maine Law accepts a limited number of students from New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont at a reduced tuition rate.Students tell us, “The very small class size—as compared to other law schools—is a great advantage.” Small class sizes let students “become familiar with the entire student body and the faculty” and “encourage class participation, which in turn encourages thoughtful interaction with the subject matter of the class.” By virtually all reports, the faculty is “absolutely amazing.” Professors are “very interactive and caring.” “The pro­fessors are as talented as they are accessible and make students feel like they are names instead of numbers,” says a 1L. Outside of class, faculty members are “easily accessible.” The “lovely” administration “likewise is very approachable.” There’s some red tape, though. Sometimes, students have “no idea what is going on, which is not a good thing for such a small school.” Registration can be problematic, as well. “There are way too many lottery classes,” vents a 2L. “Students are sometimes stuck with taking classes they are not truly interested in taking.”Maine Law is “the only law school in Maine,” and if you’re looking to hang out your shingle or otherwise find legal work in the Pine Tree State, there’s really no question that this school is the place for you. Students enjoy “unparalleled access to externships and jobs in public interest law, private practice, the judiciary, and governmental agencies.” “You will make connections and network with your Maine peers in a way that just wouldn’t be possible at an out-of-state school,” promises a 2L. Career Services is reportedly “very kind, warm, and helpful,” as well. You can “ask a question without needing an appointment or waiting in a line.”Despite “significant improvements,” the overall state of the accommodations here remains “pretty terrible.” “Don’t come to Maine expecting top-notch facilities,” warns a 2L. “The school itself is a physically strange building.” We have to agree with the 3L, who calls it a “concrete toilet-paper roll.” Technology is merely adequate, and there’s a “lack of community space to chat with students and professors between classes or hold study groups.” On the plus side, “Library resources are as good as you’ll find anywhere.”

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MA Public Policy & Mgt 4 years JD/MCP Community Planning & Mgt 4 yrs JD/MS Health Policy and Mgt 4 years JD/MBA Business Administration 4 years

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 42
Full-Time Faculty 18
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 6
Part-Time Faculty 18
Faculty Gender 66% Male
33% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 52% Male
48% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 90%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $23,610 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $23,610 $23,610

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $34,680 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $34,680 $34,680

Financial Aid

$34,995 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: April 15

Average Age Admitted: 28

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

University of Maine School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 152 - 157
LSAT Total 152 - 157

University of Maine School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 3.1 - 3.53
Total 3.1 - 3.53

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Optional: Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, State Residency

Rankings

Rankings

The Princeton Review

#2 Most Chosen By Older Students

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 79%
First Time Pass Rate 71%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 73%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 30
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 72%
Average Starting Salary $44,500
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 9 14%
Firm Sized 11-25 2 3%
Firm Sized 26-50 3 3%
Firm Sized 51-100 1 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 2 3%
Firm Sized 251-500 1 2%
Business Industry 17 27%
Government 9 14%
Public Interest 2 3%
Federal Clerkship 1 2%
State Clerkship 10 16%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 1 1%
Unemployed, Seeking 17 20%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 4 5%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
FL 3%
DC 6%
ME 81%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Maine School of Law include:

  • Thomas Delahanty - U.S. Attorney, District of Maine
  • Peter Carlisle - Agent to athletes, such as Michael Phelps
  • Janet T. Mills - Attorney General of Maine
  • Hon. Leigh I. Saufley - Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
  • Hon. John A. Woodcock - Chief District Judge, United States District Court of Maine

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