Registration for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018

The class schedule for Summer 2018 is posted on the website. The full registration information packet will be posted next week. Registration for Summer 2018 will begin on March 22, 2018, on CheckMarq. While students may enroll in a summer course any time before the class begins, the decision of whether or not to offer a course will be based on CheckMarq enrollment as of April 2, 2018.

Registration information for Fall 2018 will be posted after spring break. Registration for Fall 2018 will take place April 4, 5 and 6. Dean Oldfather, Dean Thomson, and Professor Fodor will conduct registration information sessions for first-year students who began in Fall 2017 on April 2 and 3. More information about these sessions will be posted in Law News after spring break.

Contact: Dean Thomson

New and Notable


1L Informational Session About Appellate Writing and Advocacy and Moot Court Program

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:10pm Room 246

This informational session on Wednesday, March 28, over the lunch hour is intended for 1Ls who are interested in litigation and want to know more prior to registering for classes. Lunch will be provided. The session will cover the following:

Apellate Writing and Advocacy (AWA) Class - 2L Fall Semester

-Available in the fall each year

-Great opportunity to develop and sharpen both legal writing skills as well as oral advocacy.

-Experience what it is like to argue at the appellate level

-Qualify for the Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition

-Prerequisite to be eligible for Marquette's Moot Court Program

Moot Court Program - 3L Year

-Opportunity to travel and compete in national competitions in various subject matters such as Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Intellectual Property, and other subject areas

-Work with faculty and practicing attorneys to prepare for the competitions

-Great resume builder and experience

Contact: Nate Oesch
Student Organizations

Looking for 1L Bailiffs for Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition

If you're a 1L interested in litigation and Marquette Law School's Moot Court Program, then there is an opportunity for you to see first hand what it is all about. The Jenkins Honors Moot Court Compeittion is about to begin, and we are looking for 1Ls to act as bailiffs for the preliminary, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds. As a bailiff, you will have an opportunity to view the top 2L students from the Appellate Writing and Advocacy classes compete against one another as they are peppered with questions from attorneys and judges from the Milwaukee legal community.

We will provide all the necessary bailiff training as well as a free t-shirt to all who participate. All bailiffing involves is keeping track of the time alloted for each participant's argument. If you want to see what all the excitement is about first hand, then this is a great opportunity to do so!

We are looking for bailiffs for the following times:

  • Saturday, March 24th: 9:30-11:30 & 12:30-2:30
  • Sunday, March 25th: 10:00-Noon & 1:00-3:00
  • Saturday, April 14th: 1:00-3:00
  • Sunday, April 15th: 1:00-3:00

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Oesch at

Contact: Nate Oesch
Opportunities & Aid

Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship -- $1,500

Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship -- $1,500

Through the generosity of the Kane County Bar Association members, the Kane County Bar Foundation has in prior years been able to award multiple scholarships.  Historically, the Foundation has awarded at least two $1,500 scholarships a year to deserving Kane County, IL resident law students.

Scholarship monies awarded through the Foundation will be deposited directly into the applicant’s law school financial account. Those awarded scholarships will be honored at the Kane County Bar Association Annual Dinner in June, including complimentary attendance for the recipient and a guest.

The application can be downloaded here:


Scholarships are awarded to law students including those whose permanent address, or the permanent address of at least one of their parent/guardians is in Kane County, Illinois. Although the Foundation may take into consideration whether the applying individual intends to practice law in the 16th Judicial Circuit, this is not a requirement for eligibility.

Deadline: April 27, 2018

For additional details, please visit:

Contact: Jan Wade
General News

Assistance Needed for the Law School Hooding Ceremony on May 19

First- and second-year law students are needed to assist with the 2018 Law School’s Hooding Ceremony. This year's ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Miller High Life Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Avenue.

Assistance will be needed as ushers, greeters, and assistants to the graduates and staff. Students that have helped in the past have enjoyed the experience of being able to see their classmates’ graduate and to be a part of their special day. Not to mention you will get to see in advance what the hooding ceremony is all about!

The time commitment for the entire event (including set-up, greeting, ushering, and the event itself) is 4:00 – 8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being a part of your classmate’s graduation on May 19, please let me know.

Carol Dufek, Law School Event Coordinator
Office 244D

Contact: Carol Dufek
General News

Save the Dates: Parking Permits Going on Sale for Summer 2018 and the 2018-19 Academic Year

Two Important Dates for Summer 2018 Parking Permits and Fall 2018/Academic Year 2018-19 Parking Permits:

Plan ahead and mark your calendar so you do not miss out on parking!

  • Summer 2018 Parking Permits go on sale on May 2, 2018 at 9 a.m.
  • Fall 2018/Academic Year 2018-19 Parking Permits go on sale on July 10, 2018.

Parking is limited on campus, and permits will sell out!

For Fall 2018 permits: If you wait until August to purchase your permit, you are unlikely to get a permit, especially as it gets closer to the start of classes. Please plan ahead, because they will sell out quickly. Also, keep in mind that if you plan to park for the entire 2018-19 academic year, you are strongly encouraged to purchase an academic year permit when they go on sale in July. By purchasing an academic year permit, you will secure parking for the entire 2018-19 academic year. Purchasing a fall-only permit will not guarantee that you will be able to get a spring-semester permit if you choose to wait. Parking is limited and few permits will be available for purchase for Spring 2019.

Visit the Parking Services website for more information about on campus parking. Information about Summer 2018 and Fall 2018/Academic Year 2018-19 is currently not posted; however, it will be updated on the University Parking Permits for Students webpage in the coming weeks. Please keep checking the website for updates.

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel

2018 Hallows Lecture: When Congress and the Commander in Chief Clash Over War

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:30pm Lubar Center

Please join us for the 2018 Hallows Lecture.

Monday, April 9 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall, Marquette Law School
1 CLE credit

The lecture is complimentary; however, registration is required.

Hon. David J. Barron, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Hon. S. William Green Visiting Professor of Public Law, Harvard Law School

When Congress and the Commander in Chief Clash Over War

There is no greater test of our system of separation of powers than when the Commander in Chief and Congress clash over whether and how to fight a war. But from our earliest days as a nation—in fact, from before there even was a nation—there have been such clashes. And they have continued to the present. Building off his studies and his own experiences as a legal adviser in the United States Department of Justice on national security matters, the Hon. David Barron will review the ways some of our wisest chief executives (and those who have advised them) have handled the unique dilemma that arises when Congress challenges the Commander in Chief’s preferred approach to waging war.

This annual lecture remembers E. Harold Hallows, a Milwaukee lawyer and a faculty member at Marquette Law School from 1930 to 1958 and a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1958 to 1974 (chief justice the last six years).

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel