Maine Law School

General Info

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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 Admissions

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.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 451 313 (69.40%) 79 (17.5%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.07 3.37 3.65
LSAT 149 152 157

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: $15,708
  • Living off-campus: $15,708
  • Living at home: $7,974

Important Dates

  • 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 Community

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.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 15
  • Part Time: 29


  • # Female Faculty: 18
  • # Minority Faculty: 1


16.7 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. Maine Law School 1L section size is equal to law schools in Maine and 67% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Maine Law School: 79
Maine Average: 79
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 150
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 57

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 78
  • Law Journals: 46
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 4.9%
  • Second Year: 3.3%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • 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 Maine Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 80% with 5% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 83.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 46.0%
  • Business: 17.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 8.0%
  • Academia: 0.0%
  • Maine: 74%
  • District Of Columbia: 5%
  • Massachusetts: 5%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 83.2%
  • First Time Takers: 95
  • Average School: 76.0%
  • Average State: 77.8%
  • Pass Difference: -1.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Maine: 77.8%
  • Passed: 60 of 79 (76.0%)
  • State Average: 77.8%
  • Difference: -1.8%