Graduation Requirements


1L Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Analysis, Writing & Research 1 and 2
  • Property
  • Torts

Upper Level Requirements

  • Evidence
  • The Law Governing Lawyers
  • Trusts & Estates
  • A Perspectives Elective *
  • A Process Elective **
  • A Public Law Elective ***
  • An Advanced Legal Research Course
  • A Seminar
  • A Workshop
  • Online Course on Bias, Cross-cultural Competency, and Racism  
  • A minimum of six credits in experiential courses.  Students may satisfy this requirement by completing six or more credits in the following types of courses:
    • Advanced Legal Research Courses
    • Workshops
    • Clinics
    • Supervised Field Placements
    • Judicial Internships – Appellate
    • Judicial Internships – Trial (prior to fall 2023, only Federal; during and after fall 2023, all trial judicial internships)

* Perspectives courses include American Legal History, Federal Indian Law, Judging and the Judicial Process, Jurisprudence, Law and Poverty, Law and Religion, Sentencing: Theory, History and Policy. Not all courses are offered every year.

** Process elective courses include Administrative Law, Advanced Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Process, Family Law and ADR, Federal Criminal Procedure, and Legislation. Not all courses are offered every year.

*** Public Law electives include Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law 2: Speech & Equality, Education Law, Federal Courts, The First Amendment, International Law (as of fall 2023), Local Government Law, Privacy, and State Constitutional Law. Not all courses are offered every year.

Click here for a link to course descriptions.

See Article 200 of the Marquette University Law School Academic Regulations for additional degree requirements.

Graduation Ceremony