The Marquette University Law School offers an upper level curriculum that is both rich and diverse in its offerings. Its components include traditional classroom courses, seminars, workshops, perspectives and advanced legal research courses, clinics and internships, directed studies, laws reviews and moot courts, etc., each contributing in its own way to your legal education and formation as a lawyer. When planning a course of study for the remainder of your legal education, you ought to consider how each of these curricular components can best serve your needs. Planning is essential so that you can maximize the benefits you derive from the curriculum, take care of satisfying degree requirements and course prerequisites, and otherwise develop the competencies you will need as a lawyer.
An important and popular component of the curriculum is the segment that is known as “Clinics, Judicial Internships and Supervised Fieldwork Programs.” This component has long been a part of the Marquette curriculum and takes full advantage of the Law School’s proximity to and relationship with the courts, prosecution and defense agencies, and a host of other governmental and public interest agencies. Each program is different and each offers its participants a different kind of experiential learning. In considering these programs, you ought to evaluate how they complement classroom learning, offer an opportunity to participate in lawyering activities in real-life settings, develop critical lawyering skills, build your resume, and furnish a source of references for future employment searches.