Marquette University Law School in the Community

Public Service (pub' lik sur' vis) n.
An act of assistance or benefit to the community or people as a whole.

From student and alumni involvement in pro bono work to the Public Interest Law Society, Marquette law students and Marquette lawyers are working to create equal access to justice for communities near and far. Join us! You'll be inspired. 

If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice. Justice Learned Hand

I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or delay any person's cause for lucre or malice. So help me God. Wisconsin Attorney's Oath of Office: SCR 40.15.

An applicant for bar admission shall establish good moral character and fitness to practice law. Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 40.06

A lawyer should render public interest legal service. A lawyer may discharge this responsibility by providing professional services at no fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited means or to public service or charitable groups or organizations, by service in activities for improving the law, the legal system or the legal profession, and by financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means. Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 20:6.1

Pro Bono Opportunities
Pro Bono Involvement

Marquette Lawyers are involved in a variety of pro bono opportunities. The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic enjoys the company of over 230 volunteer attorneys each year, many of whom are Marquette alumni.

Volunteer Legal Clinic
Community Outreach

The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic is a brief legal advice and referral service staffed by volunteer law students working with, and supervised by licensed attorneys.