Course Streams

Course Streams

Stream Course Offerings

BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW

Foundational Courses:  Contracts, Business Associations, Securities Regulation

Regular Courses: Commercial Sub-Stream, Highly Recommended: Secured Transactions; Useful - Commercial Substream:  Bankruptcy Jurisdiction & Procedure, Business Basics for Lawyers, Community & Economic Development, Corporate Finance, Creditor-Debtor Law, Federal Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders, Federal Taxation of Partnerships & S-Corps, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Sales

Regular Courses: Corporate/Securities Sub-Stream, Highly Recommended: Securities Regulation; Useful - Corporate/Securities Sub-Stream: Antitrust Law, Business Basics for Lawyers, Business Torts, Copyright, Corporate Finance, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Federal Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders, Federal Taxation of Partnerships & S-Corps, Intellectual Properly, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nonprofit Law & Organizations

Judicial Internships, Supervised Field Placements & Clinics: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Milwaukee Legal Initiative for Non-Profit Corporations, Blood Center of Wisconsin, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Columbia-St. Mary's General Counsel, lnternal Revenue Service, Marquette General Counsel, Medical College of Wisconsin - Office of Risk Management, Milwaukee Corporation Counsel, Milwaukee Economic Development Division, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, U.S. Trustee Program

Seminars:  Advanced Corporations, Corporate Criminal Liability

Advanced Legal Research: Business Law, Taxation

Workshops:  Business Bankruptcy, Business Planning, Contract Drafting, Corporate Compliance, Business & Legal Issues in Entertainment Law, Negotiating Business Transactions

Related Experiences: Study Abroad - Giessen, International Economic & Business Transactions, Business Law Society Membership, M-LINC

 
CRIMINAL LAW

Foundational Courses:  Criminal Law, Criminal Process, Constitutional Criminal Procedure

Regular Courses:  Federal Criminal Procedure, Crime and Punishment in American Legal History, Juvenile Law, Sentencing, Terrorism and Federal Law, Clemency, Community Prosecution, Comparative Criminal Law – in Spanish, Community Prosecution

Seminars:  Corporate Criminal Liability, Criminal Punishment

Workshops:  Criminal Practice, Domestic Violence

Clinical: Prosecutor, Public Defender, Judicial Internship: Trial - Milwaukee County Circuit Court Felony Division, Misdemeanor Division, Juvenile Division, Judicial Internship: Appellate - US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin Court of Appeals SFP – Centro Legal, District Attorney Offices, Federal Defender, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Justice Criminal Appeals Unit, Wisconsin State Public Defender – Appellate Division, Wisconsin State Public Defender – Trial Division, Wisconsin State Public Defender-Juvenile Division, Advanced Legal Research – Criminal, Federal, State

View chart of Criminal Law course stream.

 
DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Foundational Courses:  Alternative Dispute Resolution

Regular Courses:  Administrative Law, Advanced Civil Procedure, Criminal Process, Family Law, Family Law & ADR

Seminars: International Conflict Resolution

Workshops: Arbitration, Civil Pretrial Practice, Criminal Practice, Interviewing & Counseling, Mediation Advocacy, Negotiation, Negotiating Business Transactions, Trial Advocacy 1

Judicial Internships, Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:   Brown County DA, Centro Legal, Family Division Judges, Green Bay Prison RJ Initiative, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Mediation Program, Internal Revenue Service, Mediation Clinic, Milwaukee County Child Support Services, Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court, Prosecutor Clinic, Public Defender Clinic, Sheboygan County DA, Washington County DA, Washington County Family Court Commissioner, Waukesha Co Corporation Counsel, Child Support Division, WI-FACETS, Wisc State Public Defender Juvenile Division

Related Experiences:  Client Skills Board Competitions, Mediation Competition

 
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Foundational Courses:  Administrative Law, Environmental Law,  Land Use Planning

Regular Courses:  Advanced Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Federal Courts, Insurance, Local Government Law, Real Estate Transactions, Water Law

Workshops: Civil Pretrial Practice, Clean Water Act, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Water Technology Law & Policy

Supervised Field Placements and Clinics:  Midwest Environmental Advocates, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Wisconsin Department of Justice - Legal Services Division (Environmental Enforcement Unit), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Related Experiences: Environmental Law Society, International Environmental Law - Giessen

 
ESTATE PLANNING

Foundational Courses:  Federal Income Taxation, Trusts & Estates, Federal Taxation of Estates, Gift & Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law

Regular Courses:  Business Associations

Workshops:  Probate Procedure

Judicial Internships, Supervised Field Placements & Clinics: Waukesha County Register in Probate

 
FAMILY LAW

Foundational Courses:  Family Law, Parent, Child & State

Regular Courses:  Family Law & ADR, Juvenile Law

Seminars:  Child Maltreatment, Adoption Law

Workshops: Child Abuse, Guardian ad Litem

Judicial Internships, Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:  Children's Division Judges, Family Division Judges, Milwaukee County Child Support Mediation Program, Milwaukee County District Attorney CHIPS/TPR Unit, Washington County Family Court Mediation Program, Waukesha County Corporation Counsel Child Support Division

Related Experiences: Children & Family Law Society

 
HEALTH LAW

Foundational Courses:  Health Law

Regular Courses:  Disability Law, Elder Law, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Health Care Provider Liability, Managed Health Care, Advanced Legal Research: Health Law

Seminars:  Bioethics and the Law, Law and the Public Health, International Comparative Health Law Issues

Workshops:  Mental Health Law, Health Care Contracts

Judicial Internships, Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:   Medical College of Wisconsin Office of the General Counsel, Supervised Fieldwork in Health Care Compliance, Legal Action of Wisconsin Senior Law Division, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Related Experiences:  Health Law Moot Court, Health Law Society Student Organization, Related Journal: Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review (beginning 2015); The Elder's Advisor (1999 - 2015)

 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Foundational Courses:  Intellectual Property Law, Copyrights, Patent & Trade Secret Law, Trademark and Unfair Competition, Advanced Legal Research - Intellectual Property

Policy:  Regular Courses - Administrative Law, Antitrust Law, International Law, Internet Law, International Intellectual Property, Legislation, Media Law, Water Law; Seminars - The Supreme Court; Workshops - Corporate Compliance, Entertainment Law, Managing Intellectual Property, Statutory Interpretation, Water Technology Law & Policy; Clinics & Internships:  Mediation Clinic, Judicial Internships

Transactional Law:  Regular Courses - Administrative Law, Antitrust Law, Business Associations, Federal Income Taxation, Federal Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders, International Intellectual Property, Water Law, Internet Law, International Intellectual Property, Legislation, Water Law;  Workshops - Contract Drafting, Corporate Compliance, Entertainment Law, Managing Intellectual Property, Negotiating Business Transactions, Patent Prosecution & Evaluation; Clinics & Internships - Law & Entrepreneurship, SFP: Medical College of Wisconsin, SFP: Blood Center of Wisconsin

Litigation:  Regular Courses - Administrative Law, Advanced Civil Procedure, Business Associations, Business Torts, Employment Law, International Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Labor Law; Workshops - Civil Pretrial Practice, Corporate Compliance, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Managing Intellectual Property, Trial Advocacy 1; Clinics & Internships - Judicial Internships

Sports Law:  Regular Courses - Administrative Law, Antitrust Law, International Intellectual Property; Workshops - Corporate Compliance, Entertainment Law, Managing Intellectual Property; Clinics & Internships - Judicial Internships.
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  Students should also consult the courses necessary for completion of the Sports Law Certificate.

Related Experiences:  Intellectual Property Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Review, International Intellectual Property - Giessen

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Foundational Courses:  Comparative Law, International Law

Regular Courses: Comparative Law, International Intellectual Property

Seminars:  Comparative International Health Care, The Foreign Affairs Constitution, Immigration Law, International Conflict Resolution

Workshops:  Asylum Law 

Judicial Internships, Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:  Catholic Charities Immigration Assistance, Centro Legal

Related Experiences:  Study Abroad - Copenhagen, Study Abroad - Poitiers, Study Abroad - Comillas, Study Abroad - Giessen

 
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Foundational Courses:  Employee Benefits, Employment Discrimination Law, Employment Law, Labor Law

Regular Courses:  Administrative Law, Advanced Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Amateur Sports Law, Antitrust Law, Business Associations, Business Torts, Constitutional Law 2: Speech & Equality, Disability Law, Education Law, Federal Courts, Health Law, Legislation, Privacy, Professional Sports Law, Remedies, Workers' Compensation, ALR: Labor & Employment

Seminars:  Law & Public Health

Workshops:  Arbitration, Civil Pretrial Practice, Contract Drafting, Drafting Employee Benefit Plans, Negotiation, Public Sector Employment Law, Trial Advocacy I

Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:  National Labor Relations Board, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Enforcement Section), United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Mediation Advocacy Program, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DV/D) Equal Rights Division, Unemployment Compensation Clinic, Mediation Clinic, South Milwaukee School District, Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel, United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Regional Counsel

Related Experiences:  Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition, ABA Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition, Labor and Employment Law Society, Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review, Joint Degree in Law and Human Resources (J.D./I4.S.H.R.)

 
LITIGATION

Foundational Courses:  Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Process, Evidence, Torts

Regular Courses:  Administrative Law, Advanced Civil Procedure, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Federal Courts, Federal Criminal Procedure, Insurance, Remedies, Sentencing

Workshops: Advanced Brief Writing , Appellate Writing & Advocacy, Arbitration, Civil Pretrial Practice, Criminal Practice, Deposition Practice, Expert and Foresnsic Science, Evidence in Criminal Cases, Guardian ad Litem, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trial Advocacy 1, Trial Advocacy 2

Judicial Internships, Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:  Prosecutor Clinic, Public Defender Clinic, Unemployment Compensation Clinic, Judicial Internship – Appellate, Judicial Internship: Trial, Supervised Field Placements in Criminal, Prosecutor or Defender Offices, Civil Legal Service Programs, Governmental Agencies

Related Experiences: Trial Skills Competitions, Litigation Certificate

 
PUBLIC LAW

Foundational Courses: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law 2: Speech & Equality, Criminal Law, Federal Courts, Legislation, Local Govemment Law

Regular Courses:  American Legal History, Aviation Law, Constitutional Criminal, Procedure, Constitutional Law 2: Speech & Equality, Disability Law, Education Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Federal Courts, Federal lndian Law, The First Amendment, Health Law, Labor Law, Land Use Planning, Law and Religion, Media Law, Military Law, Milwaukee Street Law Program, Natural Resources Law, Privacy, Race and the Law, Securities Regulation, State & Local Taxation, Terrorism and Federal Law, Water Law, Workers' Compensation

Seminars: Advanced Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Immigration Law, Judging and the Judicial Process, Law & Urban Poverty, The Supreme Court, Tax Policy, Wisconsin Legal History

Workshops: Asylum Law, Public Sector Employment Law

Judicial Internships, Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Wisconsin Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, U.S. Magistrate Judges for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Unemployment Compensation Advocacy Clinic, Wisconsin Governor Office of Legal Counsel, Wisconsin lnstitute for Law & Liberty, Wisconsin Legislature - Representative Evan Goyke

 
REAL ESTATE LAW

Foundational Courses: Property, Real Estate Finance & Development, Real Estate Transactions, Land Use Planning, Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, Business Associations

Regular Courses:  Federal Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders, Federal Taxation of Partnerships & S-Corps, Securities Regulation

Workshops:  Drafting the Wisconsin Real Estate Transaction

 
SPORTS LAW

Foundational Courses:  Amateur Sports Law, Professional Sports Law, Advanced Legal Research - Sports Law

Regular Courses:  Sports Industry Taxation Issues

Seminar/Directed Research:  Selected Topics in Sports Law; LLM in Sports Law for Foreign Lawyers Directed Research Project

Workshops:  Legal Issues in Youth, High School and Recreational Sports, Lega| &. Business Issues in Collegiate Athletics, Representing Professional Athletes and Coaches, Sports Industry Governance, Sports Sponsorship - Legal and Business Issues, Sports Venues

Certificates:  NSLI Sports Law

Internships/Externships (For NSLI Sports Law Certificate Candidates Only).  Internships:  Gamebreakers, LLC, Marquette University Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Milwaukee, & Parkside Athletics, Northern Illinois University Athletics, NSLI's USOC CAS Indexing Project, South Milwaukee High School, The Leib Group LLC, Wauwatosa East High School, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.  Externships:  Milwaukee Brewers Salary Arbitration, NCAA Enforcement Division, NCAA Committees on Infractions, NIKE

Related Experiences:  Sports Law Review, National Sports Law Moot Court.  Competitions: Marquette Intramural Sports Law Negotiation, Game Day Sports Law/Business, National Baseball Arbitration, National Basketball Negotiation, National Sports Law Negotiation

 
TAXATION

Foundational Courses:  Business Associations, Estate Planning, Federal Income Taxation, Federal Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders, Federal Taxation of Estates, Gifts & Trusts, Federal Taxation of Parürerships & S-Corporations, Advanced Legal Research: Taxation

Regular Courses: Administrative Law, Business Basics for Lawyers, Corporate Finance, Creditor-Debtor Law, Employee Benefits, Family Law, Legislation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Non-profit Law & Organizations, Real Estate Finance & Development, Securities Regulation, Sports Industry Taxation, State & Local Taxation

Seminars: Tax Policy

Workshops: Advanced Commercial Real Estate Finance & Development, Probate Procedure

Judicial Internships, Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:  Internal Revenue Service, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, SF: Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

 
WATER LAW

Founational Courses: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Water Law

Regular Courses:  Intellectual Property Law, Land Use Planning, Local Government Law

Workshops: Clean Water Act, Energy Law, Managing Intellectual Properyty, Natural Resources Law, Water Technology Law & Policy

Supervised Field Placements & Clinics: Midwest Environmental Advocates, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Related Experiences:  Environmental Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society, International Envionrmental Law - Giessen

 
PUBLIC INTEREST LAW IN THE MULS CURRICULUM

Regular Courses: Community and Economic Development, Creditor-Debtor Law, Disability Law, Elder Law, Employment Discrimination, Federal Indian Law, Juvenile Law, Labor Law, Law of Sexual Orientation, Legislation, Milwaukee Street Law Project, Nonprofit Law and Organizations, Parent Child & State, Peacemaking and Spirituality, Race and the Law, Restorative Justice, Worker's Compensation

Seminars:  Child Maltreatment, Immigration, Law and Urban Poverty

Workshops:  Asylum Law, Child Abuse, Domnestic Violence, Guardian ad Litem, Mental Health Law, Public Sector Employment Law

Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:  Marquette Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Mediation Clinic, Public Defender Clinic, Unemployment Compensation Clinic.  Supervised Fieldwork: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants, Centro Legal, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Marquette Legal Initiative for Nonprofit Corporations (MLINC), Midwest Environmental Advocates, Milwaukee County Economic Development Division, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, Wisconsin FACETS, Wisconsin State Public Defender  Appellate Division, Wisconsin State Public Defender Juvenile Division (Milwaukee County)

Related Experiences:  Green Bay Prison Restorative Justice Initiative

   

LEGAL WRITING AND RESEARCH

Workshops:  Advanced Brief Writing, Appellate Writing & Advocacy, Contract Drafting, Drafting Employee Benefit Plans, Drafting the Wisconsin Real Estate Transaction, Patent Prosecution & Evaluation, Sports Sponsorship – Legal & Business Issues, Writing and Editing for Lawyers

Seminars:  Advanced Legal Writing: Persuasion & Rhetoric, Advanced Legal Writing: Litigation

Advanced Legal Research Courses:  Administrative Law, Business Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Health & Medical Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Labor & Employment Law, Sports Law, State Taxation Wisconsin

Supervised Field Placements & Clinics:  Marquette Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Public Defender Clinic, Unemployment Compensation Clinic, Judicial Internship:  Appellate, Judicial Internship:  Federal Trial, Selected Supervised Fieldwork Programs

Related Experiences:  Marquette Legal Writing Society, Moot Court Association, Jenkins Competition, National Moot Court Competitions, Marquette Law Review, Marquette Sports Law Review, Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Marquette Benefits & Social Welfare Law Review, Client Skills Board and Competitions

This chart is a guide to course offerings available at the Law School and is subject to modification.  Course descriptions can be found in the online Law School Bulletin

Please note that not every course is taught each year.