Feb 28, 2024
The 3+3 Accelerated Pre-Law program is designed to allow you to earn both a Bachelor’s degree at UMF and a Law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in just six years instead of seven.
In this accelerated program, you’ll bypass your final year at UMF and enroll directly in the University of Maine School of Law in Portland.
This program allows you to not only save a year’s worth of UMF tuition and fees, but you’ll be able to enter the legal profession a year earlier than students not enrolled in the program. This is especially valuable given the impending shortage of attorneys in many parts of Maine.
What You’ll Do in Years 1-3 at UMF
- Complete all but 32 credit hours of an approved Bachelor’s degree program (including all major requirements and all General Education requirements) by the end of your third year
- Maintain a GPA of 3.5
- Complete all required Law School application materials by April 1 of your junior year
- Be in good academic standing at UMF upon completion of your junior year
- Meet the standards for the character and fitness portion of the UMaine Law School application
- Submit a letter of recommendation from the UMF Accelerated Pre-Law Program Coordinator with your Law School application
- Achieve an LSAT score that is no lower than the current median LSAT score, as posted on the University of Maine School of Law website
In Years 4-6 at Maine Law
In your first year at Maine Law, you’ll take the following courses that will count toward your UMF degree:
- Civil Procedure
- Criminal Law
- Constitutional Law
- Legal Research and Writing
To complete your J.D. degree, you’ll take all of the other required coursework at Maine Law in years five and six.