Saturday, July 21, 2007
Practicing Law Without a Degree: Maine
Before taking the bar examination, each applicant shall produce to the Board satisfactory evidence that the applicantItems 1 and 5 show how it is possible to complete the process without a degree. Thanks to Katie Gray for providing this information.
(1) graduated with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or successfully completed at least 2 years' work as a candidate for that degree at an accredited college or university; and
(2) graduated with a juris doctor or a bachelor of laws from a law school which had received its provisional or final accreditation from the American Bar Association by the time of the graduation of the applicant; or
(3) graduated from a law school accredited by the United States jurisdiction in which it is located and has been admitted to practice by examination in one or more jurisdictions within the United States and has been in active practice there for at least 3 years; or
(4) graduated from a foreign law school with a legal education which, in the Board's opinion pursuant to regulations adopted by the Board, is equivalent to that provided in those law schools accredited by the American Bar Association and has been admitted to practice in that country or by examination in one or more jurisdictions within the United States and has been in active practice in a jurisdiction in which the applicant is licensed for at least 3 years; or
(5) successfully completed two thirds of the requirements for graduation from a law school that had received its provisional or final accreditation from the American Bar Association by the time of the applicant's completion of those requirements and then within 12 months following such successful completion pursued the study of law in the law office of an attorney in the active practice of law in the State of Maine continuously on a full-time basis for at least one year; provided that the attorney must, in advance, present the proposed course of study to the Board for its approval and, at its conclusion, certify that the course, as approved, was completed.
Related post: Practicing Law Without a Degree: Washington.