MSU College of Law

Rosemarie Aquilina

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

The Honorable Rosemarie E. Aquilina was elected judge of the 30th Circuit Court in November 2009. She joined the bench of the 55th District Court in 2005 after practicing for more than 16 years as a licensed attorney in the areas of divorce and custody, family law, and probate law.

Judge Aquilina served for 20 years as an officer with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. The first female JAG officer in Michigan Army National Guard history, she received a commendation medal for Operation Desert Storm and the Army Achievement Medal. Judge Aquilina teaches Trial I (Civil) and Trial II (Criminal) in the Trial Practice Institute.

Dedicated to educating and mentoring young attorneys, Judge Aquilina also teaches Criminal Law at MSU College of Law. She also works as an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Judge Aquilina has been involved in a multitude of professional, public, and civic organizations throughout her career.

J.D. 1984, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; B.A. 1979, Michigan State University

  • Trial Practice Institute - Trial I
    (Formerly DCL 534) Must be in the Trial Practice Institutue program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.