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Schools Offering Law Programs in Wisconsin


Each year, approximately 1.6% of Wisconsin graduates receive degrees in law. In other words, every year an estimated 2,605 law professionals graduate from Wisconsin's 49 law schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wisconsin with a law program is University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is located in Madison. In 2010, it was ranked 12th nationwide. In 2010, 392 students graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison's law program. Students at University of Wisconsin-Madison paid $8,983 per year in tuition fees.

Marquette University, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a law program. It is located in Milwaukee. 239 students graduated with degree in law from Marquette University in 2010. The tuition rate at Marquette University was $30,462 per year.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which is located in Eau Claire, is the third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a law program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduated 52 students from its law programs. The tuition rate at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was $7,360 per year.

Cost

Law schools in Wisconsin, charge students an average tuition of $10,811 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,462 per year, or as little as $3,339 per year. In 2010, the following Wisconsin law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year
  2. Carthage College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $29,750 per year
  3. Carroll University - located in Waukesha, students are charged $24,065 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Wisconsin law schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Blackhawk Technical College - located in Janesville, students are charged $3,339 per year
  2. Lakeshore Technical College - located in Cleveland, students are charged $3,355 per year
  3. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - located in Shell Lake, students are charged $3,371 per year

A law degree from a Wisconsin school... what next?

Law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal are the professions of choice for a majority of law graduates in Wisconsin. In 2010, there were 32,310 law professional working in Wisconsin, including 7,440 lawyers, 260 law clerks, and 50 administrative judges. The largest populations of Wisconsin law professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Milwaukee County - 11,420 law professionals
  2. Columbia County - 4,170 law professionals
  3. Barron County - 1,550 law professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of law professionals in the state of Wisconsin will grow to 38,190. This would require a 2% growth in the field.

Salary

law professionals in Wisconsin earn $56,281 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Law professional in Wisconsin had varying salaries from $15,570 to $155,920 per year in 2010. Law professionals in the following Wisconsin counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Brown County - $59,637 per year
  2. Milwaukee County - $58,540 per year
  3. Sheboygan County - $56,948 per year

Law professionals in the following counties in Wisconsin make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Chippewa County - $42,390 per year
  2. Barron County - $44,073 per year
  3. Adams County - $44,672 per year

On average, the highest paid law professionals in Wisconsin were:

  1. Administrative Judge - $108,660 per year
  2. Lawyer - $106,610 per year
  3. Police Detective - $67,570 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Court Clerk - $30,730 per year
  2. Bailiff - $29,270 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Wisconsin statistics regarding a career in law and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Wisconsin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Wisconsin
  • Master's Degree in Law in Wisconsin
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Wisconsin
  • Certificate in Law in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 11,240 $52,710 -2.3%
2
Lawyers 7,440 $106,610 0.8%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 3,650 $42,420 19.7%
4
Legal Secretaries 3,570 $37,990 -10.1%
5
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 2,680 $30,730 39.6%
6
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,530 $50,370 5.5%
7
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,330 $67,570 -7.6%
8
Judicial Law Clerks 260 $35,970
9
Bailiffs 250 $29,270 -3.8%
10
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 170 $58,280 -26.1%
11
Fish and Game Wardens 140 $54,790 -22.2%
12
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 50 $108,660 -37.5%
 

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