University of Maine School of Law

The University of Maine School of Law is located in Portland, Maine and is Maine's only law school. It is a freestanding institution within the University of Maine System. In practice, it is administered as a unit of the University of Southern Maine, which provides the law school's support staff and physical plant needs. However, the school is officially not a part of the University of Southern Maine, as its mission extends to the entire state of Maine, not simply the Southern region. The law school's current Dean is Peter Pitegoff who assumed the post in 2005.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.mainelaw.maine.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmissions@maine.edu
Location (Location) Portland, ME
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1961
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 129
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 155
Median GPA : 3.31
Acceptance Rate : 56%


Maine Law School Admissions

Maine Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 56% of its applicants. Comparatively, Maine is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 929 519 (55.87%) 87 (9.4%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.10 3.31 3.53
LSAT 152 155 157

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $23,610 $34,680
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $15,794
Living off-campus: $15,794
Living at home: $10,522

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 04/01
Application Fee : $50

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Maine Law School Community

Maine Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Maine is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 16
  • Part Time : 17

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 5
  • # Minority Faculty : 0

RATIO

14.2 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Maine Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Maine 1L section size is equal to law schools in Maine and 27% larger than all Public law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Maine Law School: 86
Maine Average: 86
Public School Average: 63
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 157
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 73
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 67
  • Law Journals : 79
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 29

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 1.1%
  • Second Year : 3.1%
  • Third Year : 1.1%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Maine Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Maine class of 2013 had an employment rate of 72% with 5% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2013, 79.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 38.0%
  • Business: 27.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 0.0%
  • Maine: 81%
  • District Of Columbia: 6%
  • Florida: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 79.3%
  • First Time Takers: 87
  • Average School: 71.0%
  • Average State: 73.4%
  • Pass Difference: -2.4%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Maine : 73.4%
  • Passed : 49 of 69 (71.0%)
  • State Average : 73.4%
  • Difference : -2.4%
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