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.
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Maine Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 70% of its applicants. Comparatively, Maine is Lower than the average cost for law school.
|Class of 2021||451||313 (69.40%)||79 (17.5%)|
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Early Decision 1 : 11/15
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 12/31
Application Fee : N/A
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Maine Law School is considered to have a Somewhat 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.
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 67% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Maine class of 2016 had an employment rate of 80% with 5% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2016, 83.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.