University of Maine School of Law

University of Maine School of Law

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The University of Maine School of Law, located in Portland, may be one of the smallest law schools in the nation, but it makes up for its small size with an individualized experience and hands-on learning. 

Maine Law prides itself on serving the local community, and it has collaborated with other institutions of higher education, industry, and non-profit organizations to help solve complex problems like economic development in rural Maine and civil rights in developing nations. It's rural lawyer pilot program is designed to respond to the dearth of lawyers in rural communities. 

Its Center for Law and Innovation houses a state patent program and intellectual property clinic where students can practice trademark, patent and copyright law. It has a nationally recognized information privacy program and in 2019, it launched an innovative Arctic Law Fellowship program and a Certificate in Environmental and Oceans Law. It offers cybersecurity and other innovative courses, including a regulatory compliance program for startups and small businesses.

The Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic allows students representing clients, and drafting and advocating for new laws in Juvenile Justice and Refugee and Human Rights Clinics. The school's hands-on approach to legal education provides students with opportunities to solve the relevant legal issues of today with work such as advocacy at the border with asylum seekers and serving inmates through our unique Prisoner Assistance Clinic.

About 60 to 65 percent of the school’s students come from Maine, roughly the same percentage that remains in the state. It is the second least expensive school in the Northeast and offers the lowest cost of living in the region.


Admission Profile
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75th Percentile1583.70
25th Percentile1523.24
Financial Profile
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Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$12000
Percent receiving grants69.00%
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Employment & Bar Exam Profile
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Post-grad employment 86.80%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage72.22%
Academic Profile
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Health Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy
246 Deering Avenue