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
  • 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; Comparative Law; Crime & Punishment in America; Federal Indian Law; Jurisprudence; Law and Popular Culture; the Law of Sexual Orientation; Law & Religion; Parent, Child & State; and Military Law. Not all courses are offered every year.

** Process elective courses include Administrative Law; Advanced Civil Procedure; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Criminal Process; 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; Local Government Law; Privacy; and Media 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.