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“John Marshall’s externship program offers quality field placements that develop professional and practical skills while ensuring  successful and meaningful on-the-job performance.” Paul Nam, Graduate (’12)

Academic Achievement

To help our students achieve the high standards we have set for them, we have put in place an extensive support system, including an Office of Academic Achievement where students may seek personalized assistance in structuring a study program or seek help in strengthening a study skill.  The Office of Academic Achievement also oversees our Professional and Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.), which every first-year student participates in once a week during their first semester.  The P.A.S.S. program provides students with the opportunity to identify and strengthen weaknesses in areas such as issue spotting, analytical thinking, and writing skills, all areas closely related to finding success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice.  Furthermore, we offer Saturday workshops for first-year students, an Advanced Analytical Methods course for second-year students, and a variety of tools and support services for third-year and fourth-year-part-time students in preparation for their bar exams.

The required curriculum provides a sound foundation for our students to succeed.  It includes a total of eleven credits in courses involving legal writing, transactional drafting, and advocacy skills.  Our law school’s elective course offerings provide our students the opportunity to study the newest and most innovative areas of the law, including intellectual property, financial fraud, scientific evidence, corrections law, international criminal law, consumer law, health care law, immigration law, domestic relations, juvenile law, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, and much more.