Academics

Summer Clinics and Internship Opportunities Still Available

Thinking a summer internship is the way to go?

Interesting placements are still available in the Summer Clinics, Judicial Internships, and Supervised Fieldwork program. Come talk to Director Anne Kearney if you are considering the possibility via email or in Room 202B. 

Information about each of the available placements and the application are available on the Law School’s website. Please consult the application materials for descriptions and prerequisites/co-requisites. The application is linked HERE as well.

The following programs have seats available:

CLINICS

  1. Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic
  2. Mediation Clinic

JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS

  1. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Felony Division
  2. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Civil Court
  3. Waukesha County Circuit Court Civil Division
  4. Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Waukesha (District II)

SUPERVISED FIELDWORK PROGRAMS

  1. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  AIDS Resource Center (Vivent Health)
  2. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Central Wisconsin Community Law
  3. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  4. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
  5. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel
  6. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Milwaukee County District Attorney CHIPS/TPR Unit
  7. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  National Labor Relations Board
  8. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Ozaukee County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  9. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Racine County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  10. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  11. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Association of School Boards
  12. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  13. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL)
  14. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Legislative Council
  15. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin National Guard Staff Judge Advocate (Madison)
  16. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin State Public Defender Juvenile Division (Milwaukee County)
  17. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin State Public Defender Trial Division (Waukesha County)
Contact: Anne Berleman Kearney

Summer 2024 Course Information Now Available

Summer registration materials are now available on the Registration Materials page of the Law School’s website. You must be logged in to access the page.

Registration will open on Monday, March 25. Students are asked to register on CheckMarq by Wednesday, April 3, at 12:00 p.m. While students may enroll in a summer course any time before the class begins, the decision of whether to offer a course will be based on CheckMarq enrollment as of April 3, 2024. 

Please note that summer semester is billed separately from the fall and spring terms, and students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits to qualify for financial aid. More information can be found within the registration materials packet and on the Office of Financial Aid's website.

1L Students

  • We will provide you with more detailed information regarding the course registration process and degree requirements at an upcoming information session on Monday, March 18.
  • Professor Anne Kearney will also hold an information session on supervised field placements, judicial internships, and clinics on Wednesday, March 6.
  • Please mark your calendars and keep an eye out for additional communications regarding these and other informational events!
Contact: Registrar Nicole Toerpe Mason

Fall Semester 2024 Clinics and Internship Placements Open

Interested in experiential learning in a Clinic, Judicial Internship or Supervised Fieldwork setting?

Excellent placements are available in the fall Clinics, Judicial internships, and Supervised Fieldwork program. Information about each of the available placements and the application are available on the Law School’s website. Please consult the application materials for descriptions and prerequisites/co-requisites. The application is linked HERE as well.

For rising 3L students, consider these programs offering courtroom experience (opportunity requires both fall and spring semesters):

  1. Prosecutor Clinic
  2. Public Defender Clinic

For all students, consider these programs, which have seats available:

CLINICS

  1. Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic
  2. Mediation Clinic
  3. Restorative Justice Clinic

JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS

  1. United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  2. United States Bankruptcy Court
  3. Wisconsin Court of Appeals District I (Milwaukee)
  4. Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II (Waukesha)
  5. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Felony Division
  6. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Civil Court
  7. Waukesha County Circuit Court Civil Division

SUPERVISED FIELDWORK PROGRAMS

  1. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Catholic Charities Immigration Project 
  2. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Centro Legal
  3. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Central Wisconsin Community Law
  4. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Disability Rights Wisconsin
  5. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin (providing criminal defense services in the federal courts)
  6. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  7. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Legal Action
  8. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
  9. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  LIRC (nomination for interview)
  10. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Midwest Environmental Advocates (nomination for interview)
  11. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Milwaukee County District Attorney CHIPS/TPR Unit
  12. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  13. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Mobile Legal Clinic Pardon and Expungement Clinic
  14. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  National Labor Relations Board
  15. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Racine County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  16. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  17. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  United States Attorneys’ Office
  18. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  United States Dept of Veteran’s Affairs (Fall and Spring)
  19. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  University of Wisconsin System General Counsel
  20. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Association of School Boards
  21. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Department of Justice (3 credits)
  22. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  23. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL)
  24. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin State Public Defender Trial Division (Waukesha County)
Contact: Anne Berleman Kearney

1Ls and 2Ls: Important Dates and Information for Fall Registration Process

Please note the upcoming important dates pertaining to fall registration.

  • Week after Spring Break: Fall registration materials will be available on the Law School's website and Class Search
  • Monday, March 18, at noon in the Lubar Center: 1L Registration Information Session - All first-year students are strongly encouraged to attend this event where we will walk students through the ins and outs of registering for fall semester.
  • Monday, March 25, at noon in room 433: Fall Curricular Fair - All students are welcome to attend this event, wherein different curricular programs will have tables and be available to talk about student interest in registering/applying to register for their programs.
  • April 8 & 9, various times: Fall registration begins; students are assigned appointment times in CheckMarq and should plan to sign up for courses at their assigned appointment time. In order to register for fall classes, students must complete Preregistration Cheq and otherwise not have any registration holds on their accounts. 

Once fall registration materials are released, students are welcome to set up a meeting with Registrar Toerpe Mason or Dean Fodor to discuss their individual fall course schedules and any questions they have about registration. If you have any questions prior to the release of registration materials, please do not hesitate to contact either Registrar Toerpe Mason or Dean Fodor.

Contact: Dean Fodor

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Ghiardi Faculty Teaching Award Winner

Congratulations to Professor O'Hear for being voted by the student body as the Ghiardi Faculty Teaching Award winner for the 2023-2024 academic year!

Contact: Student Bar Association

Summer 2024 Semester Schedule Updates

Please note, there is a slight change in the summer schedule of classes. Professor Blemberg’s Seminar: Professional and Ethical Identity Formation, will now meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.

In addition, please note that while the Evidence class is remote, the final exam is an in-person exam. 

Detailed information about the summer schedule can be found here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Registrar Toerpe Mason.

Contact: Registrar Toerpe Mason

Updated Summer Courses and Internships

For law students still interested in registering for summer 2024 courses, the following courses have seats available: Trusts and Estates, Advanced Legal Research in Sports Law, Contract Drafting Workshop, ALR: Wisconsin, and Evidence. Updated information about the summer schedule and course offerings can be found at this link. If you have any questions, please contact Registrar Nicole Toerpe Mason.

Students seeking summer judicial internships, supervised field placements, or clinical placements, are encouraged to apply, as well. An updated list of open positions can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Clinical Education Anne Kearney.

 

Contact: Office of Student Affairs

1L/2Ls: Summer 2024 Clinic and Internship Opportunities

Excellent placements remain available in the Summer Supervised Fieldwork and Judicial internships program.

If you are considering a summer internship, please submit an application or contact Professor Anne Kearney (anne.kearney@marquette.edu).

Information about each of the available placements and the application are available on the Law School’s website. Please consult the application materials for descriptions and prerequisites/co-requisites. The updated application is linked here as well.

Please note the following new opportunities:

  • Waukesha County Circuit Court (Civil Division)—research and writing, courtroom observation, and Judge interaction (applicant nomination, must be interviewed by the Judge) (2 credits) (Civil Procedure, LAWR 1 and LAWR 2 are prerequisites)
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice—trial level team internship in Milwaukee County (3 credits) (criminal process and evidence are prerequisites)

The following programs have seats available:

CLINICS

  1. Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic
  2. Mediation Clinic

JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS

  1. Wisconsin Supreme Court
  2. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Felony Division
  3. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Civil Court
  4. United States District Court (E.D. Wis.) Judge Stadtmueller
  5. Waukesha County Circuit Court Civil Division

SUPERVISED FIELDWORK PROGRAMS

  1. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  AIDS Resource Center (Vivent Health)
  2. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Centro Legal
  3. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Central Wisconsin Community Law
  4. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin (providing criminal defense services in the federal courts)
  5. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  6. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
  7. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel
  8. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Milwaukee County District Attorney CHIPS/TPR Unit
  9. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Milwaukee County Economic Development Division
  10. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Mobile Legal Clinic Pardon and Expungement Clinic
  11. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  National Labor Relations Board
  12. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Ozaukee County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  13. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Racine County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  14. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office (a state prosecutor internship)
  15. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Association of School Boards
  16. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  17. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Elections Commission
  18. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL)
  19. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin Legislative Council
  20. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin National Guard Staff Judge Advocate (Madison)
  21. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin State Public Defender Juvenile Division (Milwaukee County)
  22. Supervised Fieldwork Program:  Wisconsin State Public Defender Trial Division (Waukesha County)
Contact: Anne Berleman Kearney

Fall 2024 Application for Clinic/Internship Placements Now Available

The Fall 2024 Semester application for Clinics, Judicial internships, and Supervised Fieldwork Placements are now available. 

Clinic opportunities include seats in the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, the Mediation Clinic, the Restorative Justice Clinic, the Prosecutor Clinic, and the Public Defender Clinic. 

The application materials can be accessed on the Registration Materials page of the Law School's website. Students must be logged in to access the page.

The application (including resume and unoffical transcript) is due to Director Anne Kearney on Monday, April 1, 2024 by 3:00 p.m. in room 202B. 

Please contact Director Anne Kearney with any questions.

Contact: Anne Berleman Kearney

Congratulations to the Mock Trial Teams

Marquette Law School’s Trial Skills Course competed nationally this last weekend. Members of the course include: Cora Baudhuin, Connor Mathias, Isaiahs Luna, Jack Bennett, Aiyanah Simms, Anissa Garcia, Mitchell Dess, and Sarah Bondar.

Both teams performed remarkably and Team 2 made it to the final round. The teams’ presentations were at a high professional level and scoring judges indicated all of Marquette’s members performed better than some practicing attorneys. Both teams represented Marquette University Law School proudly. 

Congratulations to the teams for all their efforts and truly amazing skills demonstrated during the 2024 competition. 

If you would like to be able to participate in the Trial Skills Course or want more information on how to be selected, please reach out to adjunct professors Katie Halopka-Ivery (Katherine.halopka-ivery@usdoj.gov) or Grant Huebner (grant.huebner@da.wi.gov). Tryouts will be held April 10, April 11, and April 12, 2024.  Please watch for more information. 

Contact: Professor Katie Halopka-Ivery

Fall 2024 Registration Materials Now Available

Registration Materials for the fall 2024 are now available. 

NEW THIS SEMESTER:

  • To find detailed course information, including methods of assessment, prerequisites, final exam dates, whether a course meets a graduation requirement, and important faculty notes, please review courses using this link to Marquette University Class Search (and consider bookmarking the link). Select "Law" in the "Any Subject" field to see all available fall law classes.
  • Please also make sure to visit the Registration Materials page on the Law School's website to access the class schedule handout, final exam schedule, tentative list of spring 2025 classes, sign-up link for advising appointments, and list of available Supervised Field Placements, Judicial Internships, and Clinics.

1L Students

  • Plan to attend today's registration information session at noon in the Lubar Center. Dean Grossman, Dean Fodor, and Registrar Toerpe Mason will review registration processes, graduation requirements, and important steps and advice to prepare you to register for the fall. 
  • Not sure about co-curricular opportunities such as journal, a juducial internship, or Moot Court? Mark your calendar for Monday, March 25, at noon, when we will host a Curricular Fair in Room 433 for 1Ls to talk with student leaders and faculty advisors from these programs.

All Students:

  • Registration will open on April 8 and 9. To find your registration appointment time, please login to CheckMarq and follow these instructions.
  • Make sure that you complete Preregistration Cheq before your registration appointment time to avoid a registration hold.
  • If you have any registration holds on your account, take steps to clear the holds before your registration appointment time to avoid delays. 
  • All students are responsible for reviewing the final exam schedule when they register. Final exams will not be rescheduled for avoidable conflicts or back-to-back exam schedules.

 

Contact: Registrar Nicole Toerpe Mason

Marquette Sports Law Review Summer 2024 Writing Competition

The Marquette Sports Law Review's summer 2024 membership writing competition is now open. Any student who is in good academic standing (e.g., 2.0 cumulative GPA after the completion of at least 27 credits as of the first 2024 summer session), is eligible to become a member of the Marquette Sports Law Review.

To become a member, a student must participate in the annual summer writing competition and be selected for membership by the current editorial board. Enter the summer competition at this link HERE by Friday, April 26.  

The summer 2024 writing competition will be distributed by email on Monday, May 13, and will be due Friday, June 28, 2024. In most cases, competiting in the summer competition is a prerequisite to being considered for a Sports Law Certificate Program internship.

Contact: Paul Anderson

Congratulations to the Pro Sports Negotiation Competition Finalists

Congratulations to Team 2 (Erik Pederson & Henry Score) and Team 4 (Austin Chamorro & Arton Riza) on reaching the final round of the Sports Law Program's Internal Professional Sports Negotiation Competition which will be held in the Lubar Center on Thursday, April 4!

Contact: Austin Montbriand

Congratulations to the Jenkins Quarterfinalists

Congratulations to the following teams who advanced to the Jenkins Quarterfinals:

  • Josephine Napolski & Sydney Wilcox
  • Deona Cathey & John Caucutt
  • Abby Nilsson & Mackenzie Retzlaff
  • Catherine Alles & Joseph Schimp
  • Danny Levandoski & Rodrigo Villalobos
  • Stephanie Dyer & Jay Rohwer
  • Andrew Madden & Josh Petersen
  • John Bolden & Dan Underwood

The Quarterfinals will be held on Saturday, April 6. 

Contact: Emily Juneau

Congratulations to the Marquette Benefits & Social Welfare Law Review Volume 26 Editorial Board

Congratulations to the Marquette Benefits & Social Welfare Law Review Volume 26 Editorial Board! 

  • Editor-in-Chief: Tori Dietel-Bargender
  • Managing Editor: Maggie Mullican
  • Senior Articles Editor: Emma Van Der Loop
  • Articles Editor: Rachel Ninde
  • Comment Editors: Claire Griffith and Abby Montalbo
Contact: Malin Ehrsam

Mediation Clinic Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall 2024

The Small Claims Mediation Clinic has openings for both the Summer and Fall 2024 sessions. Learn how to mediate and then use that skill to mediate actual cases from Milwaukee County's Small Claims Court.

You will get an opportunity to mediate in-person and via Zoom. This is a skill that carries into every aspect of the law as well as your everyday life.

Apply to Professor Anne Kearney by filling out the Clinics/Internships placement form.

Contact: Antoinette Vacca

Congratulations to the New Marquette Intellectual Property & Innovation Law Review Editorial Board

Congratulations to the 2024-2025 Marquette Intellectual Property & Innovation Law Review Editorial Board!

  • Editor-In-Chief: John Wilson
  • Articles Editors: Ted Rodriguez and Twinkle Dutta
  • Managing Editors: Erika Escamilla and Kam Moos
  • Comments Editors: Jack Garvey and Isaiah Burroughs
  • Assistant Managing Editor: Olivia Ghormley
  • Business Editor: Kait Reeves
Contact: Maia Hentges

Information for 3Ls Planning to Take a Bar Exam

If you plan to take a bar exam this July, please fill out this formThis form will allow you to sign up for resources available to students preparing for a bar exam, including extended access to Eckstein Hall, summer parking, lockers, and access to the July 2024 Bar Prep Teams page. 

If you have questions about taking a bar exam this July, Professor Pagel is available to meet with you to discuss your bar prep plans. If you’d like to make an appointment with Professor Pagel, you can email her at kathleen.pagel@marquette.edu.

Contact: Professor Katie Pagel

Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic Accepting Applications

The Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic (LEC) has openings for the upcoming summer and fall semesters.  

Students interested in transactional law (e.g., corporate law, employment law, real estate law, intellectual property law, tax law, and sports law) are encouraged to apply.  The LEC operates an independent law office staffed by its director, Professor Nathan Hammons, and law students. Clinic students receive practical skills training as they counsel entrepreneurs and small businesses in southeastern Wisconsin under the director’s close supervision.

Scheduling for the summer semester is flexible, and students are encouraged to apply even if they have not fulfilled all prerequisites.

Apply by completing the Clinics/Internships placement form and submitting it to Director Anne Kearney.

Contact: Professor Nathan Hammons

Marquette Law Review Vol. 108 Interest Meeting

Monday, April 8, 2024 - 12:10pm Room 444

Attention 1Ls and 2Ls! The Marquette Law Review is hosting an interest meeting on Monday, April 8, at 12:10 p.m. in room 444. We will discuss the work we do on the Law Review, the paths to joining the journal (including the write-on process and relevant timelines), as well as the myriad of personal and professional benefits of participating in law review.

Additionally, Ian’s Pizza will be served for lunch. We hope to see you there!

Contact: Joseph Schimp