How the pathway works
During your final year of undergraduate study at USM, you’ll begin taking graduate-level Law courses through the University of Maine School of Law — if you meet progress standards and Law School admissions requirements. The Law courses will satisfy credit requirements for your undergraduate major as well as the first year of the Law program.
To enroll in this pathway, you’ll select one of the majors below.
Sample course progressions
Take a look at which courses you would take each semester. Your first three years would include undergraduate courses. During your fourth year, you would take graduate-level Law courses through the University of Maine Law School.
To satisfy credit requirements for both your undergraduate major and your future Law degree program, you’ll be required to earn a high grade in specific courses.
Admission to University of Maine School of Law
During your undergraduate studies, our advisors will coach you through the process of submitting an application to the University of Maine School of Law.
Taking the LSAT
Taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is part of the admissions requirements for the School of Law. Your score will need to be no lower than the current median score posted on the Maine Law website.
Frequently asked questions
Our Accelerated Graduate Pathways offer highly motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study while completing their bachelor’s degree.
Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.