Marquette University Law School

Marquette University Law School

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Marquette University Law School boasts the fourth best building in the nation, according to preLaw magazine. The Jesuit school’s home, Eckstein Hall is large (594 square-feet per student), new and offers all the amenities. The cutting-edge facility opened in 2010 and is wired with everything a student would need to succeed. The campus is just a short jog from shores of Lake Michigan and the big-city amenities of Milwaukee.

It was named one of the Most Devout Schools for Catholics in our preLaw ranking of 2019.

Want to shoot for a job with the Green Bay Packers and not one requiring you to wear helmet and pads? Marquette University Law School, boasting its National Sports Law Institute, a well-known sports program. 

As Dean Joseph D. Kearney puts it: “Since becoming dean in 2003, I have taken it as my responsibility to foster the commitment to academic excellence for which Marquette Law School has been known for more than a century.  And it has been my privilege — indeed, perhaps the most important part of my work as dean — to help attract to Marquette students with the intellect, values and diversity to make lasting contributions to the lives of their clients and to their communities.”

Marquette students have access to a wide variety of experiential opportunities, from internships, clinics and field work to moot court competitions and study-abroad opportunities. As with the University of Wisconsin, the graduates here also enjoy diploma privilege, a practice unique to the two schools wherein Wisconsin lawyers are admitted to the bar without taking the examination. Out-of-state attorneys hoping to practice in Wisconsin, however, are not so lucky.

“At Marquette, we foster a learning environment that promotes camaraderie over competition,” the school notes. “Professors and staff will know you by name, and the dean’s door is always open.”

Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
4/1 and 6/1
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75th Percentile1563.61
25th Percentile1503.16
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$27,600$27,600
Living Expenses
Median grant$1600
Percent receiving grants73.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 91.50%
NJ Employment82.32
Bar Passage98.45%
Academic Profile
Employment 2018: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Health Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law