Overview

Applicants
1,350
Acceptance Rate
50%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.42
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
188

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
150 - 156

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
April 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$50

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
No

Other Admission Factors


Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
39

43.6
Female
10.3
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Located in Milwaukee, Marquette University is academically “challenging, but very supportive.” The school encourages students to challenge themselves through their studies “rather than to compete with others.” This creates an environment in which students are a part “of a community, not just a law school.” The “normal stereotype of law school being a cut throat environment does not seem to apply” to Marquette. Here “students help each other,” and “the administration and faculty really care about” the students and “do everything they can to help” students with “school or their lives outside of school.”
In addition to its “peaceful and supportive social environment,” Marquette is known for its “experience programs in public service” and “focus on networking in the local legal community.” Students at Marquette receive “one of the best, most well-rounded, legal educations available in the country” says one student. Students roundly praised “the caliber of its faculty,” “the engaged student body,” and “the school’s connections to the Milwaukee legal community.” Several students noted the Sports Law program as one of the main reasons they were drawn to the university. And Marquette offers a range of “specialty programs (specifically sports law, alternative dispute resolution, and moot court).”
The “practical education” provided “through workshops, seminars, and intern/externships” prepares students “for the workforce.” “I feel prepared to become an attorney and start working immediately upon graduation,” notes one student. “Even as a 1L you are able to get involved and gain real world experiences through our phenomenal Pro Bono Society,” notes another. Students say their “professors truly care about what they are teaching and enjoy teaching law.” “They make sure they are engaging,” and “work with the students on multiple levels” to make “sure the class actually learns the materials,” rather than “just spitting it back out for an exam.” Students at Marquette feel truly supported by the faculty, noting that the faculty is actively “engaged in helping their students succeed, whether it’s staying late to help a struggling student or helping connect someone with a potential employer.”
The “faculty is highly esteemed in their practice areas” and “well connected in local and national markets.” Professors “run programs for intern and externships all over the city and country.” As one student notes “this resource is invaluable to our legal education and our ability to leave law school with strong practical skills and resumes that make us attractive hires”—which is especially important in a tough job market. Milwaukee also has “a strong and active [legal] community that are always willing to network and meet with outgoing students who take advantage of that opportunity.”
As the “only law school in a large city, Milwaukee,” Marquette provides “the legal intern work force for the city, which is a huge advantage over cities with several law schools all trying to get the same internships.” The school offers “programs to introduce the legal community to the law school through speakers and events” and the “administration and career planning are extremely approachable and receptive to student needs.”
And, because the law school building is only five years old, its facilities are new and “top notch.” As on student notes: “It is very nice to have all your needs met in one building . . . gym, cafe, kitchen, classrooms, library, ping-pong, parking, and social gathering spots.” “The research facilities/resources and classrooms are definitely top of the line.” The building is “unbelievably beautiful and provides the students, faculty, and guests with any technology and accommodations needed or wanted.” The school has “excellent research resources, including a team of librarians who are ready to help day and night.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
99%
Median Starting Salary
$62,500
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
90%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
74%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
66

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Quarles & Brady; Godfrey & Kahn; Foley & Lardner; Husch Blackwell; von Briesen & Roper; Reinhart Boerner Van Dueren; Davis & Kuelthau, Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office; Wisconsin State Public Defender; Michael Best & Friedrich.

Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Hon. Diane Sykes
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge

Hon. Janine Geske
Former WI Supreme Court Justice

Hon. James Wynn
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge

Hon. Annette Ziegler
WI Supreme Court Justice

Hon. William C. Griesbach
U.S. District Court Judge

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$52,146

% Students Receiving Some Aid
96%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$47,550
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$12,780
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,080
Fees
$0

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
568
Parent Institution Enrollement
11,605

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
0
Average Age at Entry
24

% International
0%

Demographics

22.40%
% Under-represented Minorities

94% are full time
6% are part time
48% female
52% male

Campus Life

Students Say

And, because the law school building is only five years old, its facilities are new and “top notch.” As on student notes: “It is very nice to have all your needs met in one building . . . gym, cafe, kitchen, classrooms, library, ping-pong, parking, and social gathering spots.” “The research facilities/resources and classrooms are definitely top of the line.” The building is “unbelievably beautiful and provides the students, faculty, and guests with any technology and accommodations needed or wanted.” The school has “excellent research resources, including a team of librarians who are ready to help day and night.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Sean Reilly
Assistant Dean for Admissions

Address
Eckstein Hall, 132
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Phone
414-288-6767

Email
law.admission@marquette.edu