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. The law school’s current Dean is Peter Pitegoff, who assumed the post in 2005.
Many of Maine’s judges, legal scholars, politicians and community leaders graduated from the law school, including the Chief Justices of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Leigh Saufley and Daniel Wathen, state Attorney General G. Steven Rowe, State Senate President Libby Mitchell, U.S. District Court Judge John A. Woodcock, former Governor John McKernan and the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Paula D. Silsby. According to Maine’s official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 38.5% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation