Academic Overview

Academics

Marquette University Law School offers a challenging academic program that provides a solid foundation in legal theory and principles. We provide practical training in the nuts and bolts of being an effective attorney.

Marquette University Law School students work with an outstanding faculty in an atmosphere of complete academic and intellectual freedom. You have the added advantages of flexible scheduling and a part-time option.

The Law School's first-year program emphasizes writing and the development of real-world negotiation skills. In their second year, students begin to explore criminal law, taxation, commercial law, family law, and other specialty areas. Marquette University Law School is nationally known for excellent programming in intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, and sports law, and health care law.

Experiential learning is built in to our curriculum. You can choose to participate in a prosecutor, defender, or mediation clinic or to complete a judicial or agency internship. Find out more information about our clinics and judicial internships.

Other opportunities include directed research, graduate assistantships, clerkships, and pro bono service. Students can also enhance their academic experience through Moot Court competitions or by working on one of four law reviews and other publications.