THE MARQUETTE ADVANTAGE
LEARN FROM A LEADER. Marquette University's Law School, a force in legal education for more than 90 years, is right on Marquette's campus, giving you a great opportunity to get the "inside story" on law school admissions. (After all, we do know what it takes to get in.)
ACCESS. From Marquette's Legal Research Center - available to undergraduates - to the nearby Milwaukee County Courthouse and Federal Courthouse, you'll be surrounded by opportunities to experience the demands of the profession before you even start law school.
SPORTS LAW. Marquette's Law School is home to the nation's only National Sports Law Institute. Through the NSLI, law students study the relationship between the law and all aspects of amateur and professional sports. Law students earn an NSLI Certificate by taking six sports law courses, writing for the Marquette Sports Law Review and spending a semester in an NSLI- sponsored internship with a local sports team.
GET SHARP. Through Marquette University Core of Common Studies, at the heart of every major, you'll hone the intellectual skills - such as communication, critical reading, reasoning, writing and research - that you'll need for law school and legal practice.
HAVE YOU REACHED A VERDICT? See how you stack up against the competition by joining Marquette's mock trial team, where you'll compete against other college mock trial teams. Over the past several years, Marquette has had at least one of its student lawyers earn recognition among the best attorneys in the mock trial competitions.
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WHAT SHOULD I STUDY FOR FOR PRE-LAW?
Pre-law is not a major at Marquette; it's a statement of your intention to go to law school someday. Law schools don't require specific majors, but they recommend that you take a rigorous curriculum that develops your reading, writing, speaking, critical- and logical-thinking skills.
Marquette's most popular pre-law majors are:
- Business Administration
- Political Science
- Adding a minor in ethics is a great way to set yourself apart.
The best advice is to choose a major area that you enjoy. If you enjoy it, chances are pretty good that you'll do well in it. If you do well in it, you'll be an attractive candidate for law school admission.
Pick up the pace as a Pre-law Scholar
If you are chosen, through a separate application process, to be one of our 15 Pre-law Scholars, you'll have the opportunity to complete your bachelor's degree and law degree in only six years rather than the seven usually required. Pre-law Scholars enjoy conditional admission to Marquette's Law School upon completion of their junior year at Marquette.
Pre-law Scholars qualifications
- available to incoming freshmen in the colleges of Arts and Sciences or Business Administration
- SAT combined 1260 or ACT composite 28
- top 10 percent of high school class
Go to marquette.edu/scholarships to download an application.
WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO
In recent years, our graduating seniors have been admitted to law schools at a rate of more than 75 percent. You will find recent Marquette graduates at law schools including:
- Marquette University
- Boston University
- Catholic University of America
- Georgetown University
- Harvard University
- New York University
- University of Chicago
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Wisconsin