This Fall UMF introduced its accelerated 3+3 Pre-Law Program. This program will allow students to get a law degree a year early, and as stated by WMTW News 8, makes it easier and less expensive for students to get a law degree. The 3+3 program is also aimed at improving the shortage of lawyers in Maine, specifically in rural areas. “UMF’s liberal arts education provides a strong foundation for pre-professional studies, especially the study of law,” said Eric C. Brown, interim UMF president. “This new collaboration between UMF and the University of Maine School of Law creates a bridge for students between our quality well-rounded and wide-ranging education and their law career aspirations.