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Atlanta Living and Directions

Atlanta Living

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School campus is centrally located in the social, cultural, and economic hub of the South. In close proximity to many of Atlanta’s thousands of law firms, as well as government offices, state and federal courts, and legal non-profit organizations, the law school is ideally situated in the city’s thriving legal community. Atlanta also boasts an extensive array of arts, theatre, music, sports and recreational events, making it an exciting place to live.

Nestled in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, John Marshall Law School is surrounded by restaurants, coffeehouses, museums, shops, theatres, parks, and some of the city’s best nightspots. Just two blocks away is the Woodruff Arts Center, encompassing the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre, the 14th Street Playhouse, and the High Museum of Art, which features the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the Southeastern United States and showcases special exhibitions year-round. The Fox Theatre, a well-known Atlanta landmark, hosts the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Opera, touring Broadway productions, distinguished musicians, and film festivals. Also located in Midtown are the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Whole World Theatre, the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, and various other special interest museums.

Residents of the city enjoy spending recreational time under the warm southern sun. Less than a mile from campus is Piedmont Park, where Atlantans go to play, relax, and congregate for festivals, parades, concerts, and outdoor movies. In the Downtown area, easily reached from Midtown, residents visit Centennial Olympic Park, the historic Oakland Cemetery, and Zoo Atlanta, home to the giant pandas. Just a few miles east of Downtown is the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, where visitors can find the world’s largest dinosaurs, as well as the Star Gallery and IMAX® Theatre. Within the city limits there are two amusement parks, Six Flags and White Water. And for outdoor enthusiasts, the north Georgia mountains can be reached in just over an hour.

Sports fans also find events easily accessible, as Atlanta is home to teams representing all four major professional league sports and is the only city in the U.S. to have all of its major sports facilities centered downtown. The city is also a consistent host to major sporting events such as the World Series, PGA Championship, Super Bowl, and the Final Four. With such a diverse range of art, music, dance, sports, festivals, and outdoor activities, residents of Atlanta are never at a loss for something to do.


Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is located at 1422 West Peachtree Street in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown district at the junction of two major interstate highways. The school is thus easily accessible to students throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area as well as northern and central Georgia.

The school is housed in a nine story mid-rise located on one of the major streets in Atlanta. The facilities of the school have recently undergone a major renovation with the construction of new classrooms and a new trial and appellate courtroom, all of which are equipped with the latest in audio-visual technology, as well as a substantial expansion in space allocated to the law library. All are located in one building to provide convenient access to students. The building is fully accessible to those with special needs.

In addition to the newly renovated areas of the law school is a 16,500 square-foot state-of-the-art conference center designed to bolster educational opportunities for the law school and legal community. The Blackburn Conference Center is conveniently situated across the street from the law school in Atlanta’s thriving Midtown district. Parking for the conference center is located at the intersection of Spring and 18th Streets. The address for the Blackburn Conference Center is 1405 Spring Street Atlanta, GA 30309.

Directions to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School

From the North

I – 85
Take I-85 South to the 17th St. exit – take a left onto 17th St. – at the second light, take a left (W. Peachtree St.) – go to the first light and take a left onto 18th St. – the parking deck is on the right.

I – 75
Take I-75 South to Northside Dr. exit – turn right onto Northside Drive – drive about a 1/2 mile and turn left onto 17th St. – Take 17th St. across the interstate and take a left onto W. Peachtree St. – drive one block and turn left onto 18th St. – the parking deck is on the right.

From the South

Take I-75/I-85 North to the 10th/14th/Techwood exit (Approximately a 1/2 mile before the 75/85 split) – turn right onto 10th St. – go to the second light (W. Peachtree St.) turn left – drive eight blocks and turn left onto 18th Str. – the parking deck is on the right.

From the East

Take I-20 East to I-75/I-85 North. Once on I-75/I-85 North, follow the directions above.

From the West

Take I-20 West to I-75/I-85 North. Once on I-75/I-85 North, follow the directions above.

On Marta

Take MARTA to the Arts Center Station – exit onto W. Peachtree St. and turn right – walk three blocks and cross the street at 18th St.