Thematic VISP Track: Law

The University of Wisconsin Law School is located on historic Bascom Hill in the heart of the beautiful UW–Madison campus. It boasts a renowned faculty, an extensive curriculum and a dynamic student body. Our law-in-action tradition here at UW Law means that in addition to teaching the basics of legal rules, our students learn why those rules evolved to address social concerns and how those rules operate in the real world.

Program Overview

As a member of the VISP Law thematic track program, you will be able to enroll in courses at a top U.S. law school. Credits earned in the VISP Law thematic track program may be used to meet requirements for the LL.M. graduate degree program.

Admission to the graduate program is a separate admissions process and is not to be considered a guaranteed element of the VISP thematic track program offering. Questions regarding admission to the graduate program should be addressed to the University of Wisconsin Law School Graduate Programs office at

Student Support

From the time you apply to the end of your stay, the VISP staff will be there to assist you. As a VISP participant you have full access to all academic and student support services, such as libraries, computer labs, clubs, and sports facilities; the opportunity to participate in VISP sponsored social and cultural events; and upon completion you will receive an official UW–Madison transcript.

The University of Wisconsin Law School will also provide guidance and assistance during your participation, such as additional advising support, orientation, networking events and skills workshops presented by the Academic Enhancement Program.

Program Eligibility

Participants must meet the VISP eligibility criteria for admission into this program. This Thematic Track admits students at the Undergraduate level who are currently pursuing an LL.B. Students in other undergraduate majors who have completed a significant number of law courses may also be considered. If you aren’t sure if you meet these requirements or if you are a graduate-level student who may be interested in pursuing an LL.M. degree, please contact the University of Wisconsin Law School Graduate Programs office at for assistance.

Available Terms

Students can participate in the fall or spring semester.

Academics & Course Offerings

Law School staff will advise students on their course selection and approve enrollment in selected courses.

Representative courses include:

  • Intro to American Law
  • Legal Sources
  • Contracts
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Civil Procedure
  • Torts
  • Property
  • Intro to Substantive Criminal Law
  • Taxation I
  • Administrative Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Intro to Intellectual Property
  • Evidence
  • Business Organizations I
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Trade Law
  • Technology Law

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Estimated cost of attendance information is available on the VISP website. Scholarships are available; please contact the VISP coordinators for more information.

Application Instructions

Submit your VISP application and in your essay please include: “I am applying for the Law VISP Thematic Track.”

Questions? Please contact the VISP coordinators.

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