I went to Marquette's admitted students open house Saturday. I had a really good time and made the following observations:
1) Most of the presentations were excellent. I attended the presentations on Criminal law, sports law, career planning, and legal writing. A number of professors left out a stack of business cards and encouraged us to contact them if we had any questions.
2) The building is really old. The school has a real urban campus feel, and you can tell the surrounding neighborhood is not a very good one. All of the classrooms I was in but one had outlets for laptops on the tables. I forgot to ask about WiFi.
3) The career planning presenation was excellent. The Assistant Dean of career planning spoke about different opportunities available. Starting spring semester of 1L students are allowed to participate in internships with various law firms and other organizations. The Dean said the last two years there have been more outside internships available during the school year than students able/willing to partcipate. He said this was due to the many opportunities available in Milwaukee and the fact that during the school year there is no competition for these positions (besides other Marquette students).
4) The students I spoke to were pretty friendly. All of them seemed to genuinely have positive feelings about the school. All said the career services office was pretty helpful. A 3L told me he still hadn't found employment, but also said he had visited the career planning office for the first time a month ago.
Overall it was a pretty positive experience. I had a positive opinion of Marquette before the open house and the open house helped reinforce that opinion.