Marquette University Law School in the Community

Public Service (pub' lik sur' vis) n.
An act of assistance or benefit to the community or people as a whole.

From student and alumni involvement in pro bono work to the Public Interest Law Society, Marquette law students and Marquette lawyers are working to create equal access to justice for communities near and far. Join us! You'll be inspired. 

If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice. Justice Learned Hand

I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or delay any person's cause for lucre or malice. So help me God. Wisconsin Attorney's Oath of Office: SCR 40.15.

An applicant for bar admission shall establish good moral character and fitness to practice law. Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 40.06

A lawyer should render public interest legal service. A lawyer may discharge this responsibility by providing professional services at no fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited means or to public service or charitable groups or organizations, by service in activities for improving the law, the legal system or the legal profession, and by financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means. Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 20:6.1

Restorative Justice Initiative
Law Programs

One of the most cutting edge movements in the traditional American criminal justice system is the push to introduce restorative justice into our communities and institutions. In step with the University's mission, "care for the person," Marquette University Law School offers the...

Free Legal Assistance

M-LINC coordinates free legal advice for qualifying nonprofits with legal questions in the following areas:  real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy, employment, corporate, tax, and federal and state registration requirements.