Marquette Law School

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The Marquette University Law School is the professional school for the study of law at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The law school began in 1892 when students seeking legal education in Milwaukee founded what was to be known as the Milwaukee Law Class. The Law School, which became a part of Marquette University in 1908, is the only law school in the City of Milwaukee. The Law School became a member of the Association of American Law Schools in 1912 and received American Bar Association approval in 1925.

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Marquette Law School Admissions

Marquette Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 78% of its applicants. Comparatively, Marquette is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 1092 841 (77.01%) 178 (16.3%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.89 3.19 3.42
LSAT 150 152 155

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $42,270 $42,270
Part Time $26,880 $26,880

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $20,358
  • Living off-campus: $20,358
  • Living at home: $20,358

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 09/01
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 04/01
  • Application Fee: $50

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Marquette Law School Community

Marquette Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Marquette is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 30
  • Part Time: 44


  • # Female Faculty: 35
  • # Minority Faculty: 4


19.9 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Marquette Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Marquette Law School 1L section size is 4% smaller than law schools in Wisconsin and 17% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Marquette Law School: 125
Wisconsin Average: 130
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 868
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 66

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 234
  • Law Journals: 135
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 9.6%
  • Second Year: 1.6%
  • Third Year: 0.9%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Marquette Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Marquette Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 88% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 91.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 56.0%
  • Business: 23.0%
  • Government: 12.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Wisconsin: 77%
  • Illinois: 6%
  • Minnesota: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 91.3%
  • First Time Takers: 219
  • Average School: 99.5%
  • Average State: 81.2%
  • Pass Difference: 18.3%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Wisconsin: 81.2%
  • Passed: 199 of 200 (99.5%)
  • State Average: 81.2%
  • Difference: 18.3%