About the Program
The UNE Marine Affairs – Maine Law 3+3 Pathways Program allows you complete your undergraduate and law degrees in a total of six years.
As a qualified UNE undergraduate, this track enables you to obtain the J.D. degree by substituting the courses taken during the first year of law school for the final year of the Marine Affairs degree. This joint program will allow you to eliminate one academic year of undergraduate education, save one year's worth of UNE tuition, and enter your chosen profession one year early.
Undergraduate Program Requirements
In order to be eligible for graduation from UNE under this joint program, you must:
- Meet with the Marine Affairs academic advisor during your second year and continue to meet with this advisor every semester of the program.
- Submit the application for the Marine Affairs – Maine Law 3+3 Law Pathways Program by June 1 of your second year
- The application form is available online and from the Marine Affairs academic advisor. Acceptance into the program requires a 3.5 G.P.A. in the Marine Affairs major and a letter of support from a faculty member.
- Successfully complete all required courses of the B.A. in Marine Affairs at the University of New England (except for general elective requirements) by the end of your junior year. A sample pathway through the Marine Affairs major is available from the Marine Affairs academic advisor.
- Maintain an undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.5.
- Be accepted into and attend the University of Maine Law School directly after your junior year
- Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the 1L curriculum (please refer to the Maine Law website to find the 1L curriculum).
- Transfer the courses back to the University of New England
Acceptance into the Marine Affairs – Maine Law 3+3 Law Pathways Program does not guarantee acceptance into the University of Maine Law School.