Best Law Schools in Maine

By | March 2, 2019

Are you pursing a law degree? The TopSchoolsintheUSA.com has generated the latest ranking of best law schools in Maine that provides Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). You can use the following list to pick a school that fits your needs. These law schools in Maine are ranked based on the student reviews, alumni surveys, assessment of peer institutions, and official data reported by each law college. In addition, we also provide average LSAT scores, GPA and acceptance rates for each of these law schools in Maine.

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Best Law Schools in Maine

National Ranking Best Law Programs
124 University of Maine (Portland, ME)
Acceptance rate: 48.0%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 153-158
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.16-3.57
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $22,986 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $33,906 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 270
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 80.5%University of Maine School of Law

Modern History of Maine

During the American Revolutionary War, the population of Maine, then part of Massachusetts, actively supported the American Revolution. The British, suppressing the uprising, acted very harshly. The “Burning of Falmouth” in 1775 entered the history of the United States, when British ships set fire to the port of Falmouth (now Portland is located in its place), and the landing troops completed the destruction of the city.

In 1779, the Americans attempted to attack the British fortifications at the mouth of the Penobscot River. Known as the Penobscot Expedition, this operation ended in failure, with American ships sunk or burned by English ships that came to the rescue.

The “Penobscot Expedition” was considered the largest defeat of the US fleet before Pearl Harbor.

After the independence of the United States, Maine remained part of the state of Massachusetts, and a separate and distant part. This situation caused discontent and a desire for autonomy among the people of Maine. In 1807, a vote was taken in the Massachusetts Assembly to secede Maine, but it ended in failure. It is believed that the separatist aspirations of the people of Maine caused insufficient protection during the war between the United States and England in 1812-14.

Maine suffered greatly during this war, more than any other region of New England, a significant part of its territory was captured by the British, many cities were sacked and destroyed.

In October 1819, delegates to the Maine Constitutional Convention adopted the State Constitution. On March 15, 1820, Maine became the twenty-third state of the United States. The recognition of the state of Maine was part of the “Missouri Compromise”, when, to maintain balance in the US Congress, the US simultaneously included two new states – slave-owning Missouri and Maine, in which slavery was prohibited. The first capital of Maine was Portland, but already in 1832 the state government moved to Augusta.

In the first half of the 19th century , Maine’s economy boomed. Its basis was the harvesting and processing of timber, the pulp and paper, textile, leather industries, as well as shipbuilding. The first railroad in Maine was built in 1835 to transport lumber from sawmills to ports.