Labor & Employment Law: Practical Experience

Marquette University Law School's connection to businesses, government agencies, and law firms allows students to gain considerable practical experience and, in some circumstances, earn academic credit while working in the labor and employment law field. The clinics and supervised fieldwork placements are offered in most fall, spring, and summer sessions.

Unemployment Compensation Clinic

Participants work individually with clients to build cases and then present those cases in front of administrative law judges. This clinic helps students build the necessary oral and writing skills to try cases in the administrative and judicial legal systems.

Mediation Clinic

Participants utilize bargaining and interpersonal skills that help adverse parties reach agreements on matters without resolution by a judge. Students will gain the ability to negotiate a settlement between two contentious parties by utilizing various mediation techniques.

Supervised Fieldwork

Marquette University Law School has an especially strong internship and supervised fieldwork program. Labor and employment law placements include: Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (both the mediation and enforcement divisions), Federal National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the School District of South Milwaukee.