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 – Federal Trial Courts Only

* Perspectives courses include American Legal History, Crime & Punishment in American History, Federal Indian Law, Judging and the Judicial Process, Jurisprudence, Law and Popular Culture, Law and Poverty, Law and Religion, and Parent, Child & State, 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, Civil Rights, Education Law, Election Law, Federal Courts, The First Amendment, Privacy, Local Government Law, 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