Life in Madison

The Law School is located in the heart of campus in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. 

The capital city and a center for political and judicial activity, Madison is strategically located in the middle of a triangle formed by Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee and offers the amenities of a big city with the benefits and warmth of a strikingly beautiful college town.

Madison, with a population of over 250,000 is a beautiful and affordable city that regularly makes the national "Best Of" lists.  As the state capital, Madison is home to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the Dane County Circuit Court, the Western District of Wisconsin Federal District Court, and various state and federal agencies.  All are within walking distance of the Law School, giving our students vast opportunities to work directly with judges and Justices and providing students with experience in multiple ares of law.

The Wisconsin Union Theater, the Overture Center for the Arts, the Kohl Center, and other facilities provide endless opportunities for you to enjoy national and local cultural events.

The four lakes in Madison are an ideal backdrop for the city, which is augmented by a 1200 acre arboretum, a free zoo, more than 200 city parks, 11 beaches, and lots of scenic countryside accessible by car, boat, bicycle, and foot.

Wisconsin Union Terrace at dusk

Madison Awards

This city has no shortage of awards - from Top 10 Greenest City to Best Midwest Food town, learn more about what makes Madison so special.


Tips and resources for getting settled in Madison

Madison Neighborhoods

Descriptive profiles of popular student neighborhoods

Madison Events

A sampling of major events around Madison


A guide by students, for students - top student budget picks and more.


Resources for getting around Madison, by car, bike, and bus.

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