What's New and Notable


1Ls: Save These Dates for Fall Career Planning Programming

The Career Planning Center’s (CPC) team is excited to welcome 1Ls to its fall semester programming.

The below programs serve as fundamental building blocks to your future job search activities. Attendance is expected.

Please mark your calendars for the following events:

  • Career Planning 1L Orientation
    • Monday, October 9
    • 5–6:15 p.m., Lubar Center, Eckstein Hall
  • Infrastructure & Timing of 1L Job Search
    • Monday, October 16
    • 5–6 p.m., Lubar Center, Eckstein Hall
  • 1L Resume Workshop & Online Career Resources
    • Monday, October 23
    • 5–6 p.m., Lubar Center, Eckstein Hall

Invitations and information for each program will be delivered to your email account in the coming weeks. RSVPs will be required.

Questions: Please contact mulawcareers@marquette.edu | 414.288.3313

Contact: Career Planning Center
Student Organizations

Part-time Law Students First Social

Friday, October 6, 2023 - 6:00pm Off-campus

The Part-Time Law Students Organization (PALS) is hosting its first social event on Friday, October 6, at 6:00 p.m.. If you are interested in joining the part-time law students for this event, please complete the RSVP form.

If you are unable to join us at this event but would like to be notified about future events, or if you have questions about this event, please reach out by email to jacob.dalton@marquette.edu.

Contact: Jacob Dalton
Student Organizations

Out and Allies Legal Society Intro Meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 12:20pm Room 363

Out and Allies Legal Society would like to invite anyone interested to attend our introductory meeting on Wednesday, September 27. At this meeting you will learn about our purpose and goals, meet the e-board, and find out more about our planned events.

Lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Contact: Nicole Ferch
Pro Bono Opportunities

Student Volunteers Needed: Mobile Legal Clinic and Remote Bankruptcy Advice Clinic

Remote Bankruptcy Advice Clinic

Are you interested in learning about federal law? Join Legal Action’s team remotely to work with an attorney to assess and advise clients considering bankruptcy. Three client consultations will be scheduled following the clinic date.

This fall the clinic will operate 10 a.m. until noon on the following Fridays: 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10.

Email katie.mertz@marquette.edu if you are interested in participating.

Mobile Legal Clinic Shifts in Need of Students

Do you need a few more hours to reach the 50-hour goal and get your honor cord for service? Sign up for a few shifts with the Mobile Legal Clinic. If you are already experienced with the MVLC, no minimum number of shifts is required.

These shifts take you right into the community to work with volunteer lawyers providing legal advice services in isolated urban areas. Sign up here if you're interested!

Contact: Katie Mertz
Student Organizations

MILA Seeking 1L Representatives

If you are a 1L in MILA and interested in applying to be a 1L representative, please submit a brief statement of interest to Alexus Otradovec. 1L representatives will be a liaison to the class of 2026, manage our Instagram account, and provide 1L input to other board members. It is also a wonderful way to get more involved and communicate organization events to the 1L class. 

Statements of interest should be submitted via email to Alexus Otradovec by 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 1. 

We encourage everyone to apply! 

Contact: Alexus Otradovec
Student Organizations

Organization for Student Well-being General Body Meeting

Friday, September 29, 2023 - 12:10pm Room 267

Please join OSW for our first general body meeting of the school year on Friday, September 29! We will be providing heavy snacks for a brief introduction to the organization and the events we have planned for the year.

We look forward to seeing you!

Contact: Kat Clancy
Student Organizations

First Generation Professionals Law School 101

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 12:10pm Room 267

Come get your questions about law school answered by the First Generation Professionals eboard at their Law School 101! The panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, September 26, at 12:10 p.m. in Room 267.

Noodles and Company will be provided, so join us for lunch and bring all your questions. If you want to submit questions ahead of time, please send them to Emily Kehl, emily.kehl@marquette.edu.

Contact: Emily Kehl
Student Organizations

Opportunities to Get Involved in PILS

Did you miss the PILS intro meeting but still want to get involved? Click HERE to register and officially become a member of PILS, no dues are required to join. We welcome all, whether you plan to pursue a career in public interest, are exploring public interest as an option, or just want to support our fellows and our pro bono efforts!  

We are also looking for 3-4 1L reps to join our executive board. This is a fantastic opportunity to get more involved and gain leadership experience. Those who are interested should send an email to Nancy Cattani-Pallardy and Claire Griffith no later than Friday, October 6. In your email, please include a paragraph or two about why you want to be a PILS 1L representative.  

Contact: Nancy Cattani

Become a Word Wizard: Tips and Tricks for Making Microsoft Word Work for You

Friday, October 6, 2023 - 12:00pm Room TBA

Explore the wonderful world of Microsoft Word with us! Join the Office of Student Affairs to learn how to use some of the hidden functions, shortcuts, and formatting options that can improve your work product and make your life just a little bit easier. Learn how to, among other things, create a table of contents for your outlines, undo some pesky autocorrects, and masterfully deploy shortcuts.

We will host separate sessions for PC and Mac users. These sessions are open to students from all class years.

Please RSVP HERE to attend one of the sessions below:

  • PC session hosted by Assistant Director of Student Affairs Sarah DiStefano: Friday, October 6, from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Mac session hosted by Assistant Dean of Students Anna Fodor: Friday, October 13 (eek!), from noon to 1 p.m.

Students who RSVP will receive a confirmation email the morning of their registered session with the room location and a Word document to use during the session. The Office of Student Affairs will provide a light lunch to registered attendees.

Contact: Sarah DiStefano and Anna Fodor

2Ls and 3Ls: Apply to be a Spring ASP Leader

The Academic Success Program is pleased to open its application for spring 2024 doctrinal course (i.e., Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Property) ASP leaders. ASP leaders assist 1Ls with a variety of academic-related matters, including developing effective study habits, reviewing key course material, and preparing for examinations. The following qualities will guide the selection of ASP leaders:

  • the desire, care, and creativity to assist students in developing effective learning strategies and in welcoming them to our community;
  • the ability to communicate effectively with students and faculty members;
  • the analytic skills essential to success as a law student; and
  • the professionalism to fulfill a commitment that spans the majority of a semester, regardless of other existing or potential demands.

ASP leaders perform their work in exchange for two academic credits. ASP leaders are required to attend a training session at the beginning of the spring semester; hold weekly sessions with a partner; and observe every meeting of their professor’s course until the last three weeks of the regular semester. Applicants must have completed the 1L curriculum before this coming spring and must have received an honors grade in a course to serve as its ASP leader. 

Please click on this link to apply to serve as an ASP leader for next spring. (Students who have served as a doctrinal course ASP leader in the past neet not apply; Dean Fodor will contact former ASP leaders about returning for the spring 2024 semester.) As part of your application, please be prepared to submit a résumé and brief cover letter explaining your interest in serving in the position. Please address your cover letter to the ASP Selection Committee. Applications must be submitted no later than 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10. Applicants who receive an interview will be contacted after the application deadline.

Contact: Dean Fodor