Marquette Law School is committed to graduating students who are ready to practice law. Our extensive experiential opportunities support that commitment. These programs not only help students develop practical skills as they solve problems for real clients, but also enable students to explore possible career paths and, most generally, to foster personal and professional excellence even while in school.
Annually, about 350 internships are available to Marquette Law School students through our 75 clinics, internships, and fieldwork opportunities, which are part of the Law School's curriculum and are run under the direction of Professor Thomas Hammer. Close access to the Milwaukee legal profession makes it possible for students to take advantage of a diverse set of trial and appellate courts, prosecution and defense offices, federal, state, and municipal government agencies, and public interest organizations.
Our in-house Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic (LEC) is part of the curriculum as well. The LEC is an innovative program that trains second and third year law students in the skills necessary to serve corporate and business clients.
Marquette's students also enhance their practical skills by giving of themselves in service to those in need. In addition to the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics, the Office of Public Service operates numerous other pro bono projects. Students who complete 50 or more hours of pro bono work are inducted into the Pro Bono Society and graduate with an honor cord for service. Special recognition is given to those who complete 120 or more hours.