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Jun
1
Fri
AJMLS Alumni Reception at the State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting @ Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

AJMLS will host an alumni reception for friends and alumni who are attending the State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting in Savannah. The reception will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 1, 2012 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Dr. Savannah, GA 31421. If you live, work or will be in the area for any reason, and are attending, be sure to visit the AJMLS reception to enjoy food, fun and fellowship with Dean Lynn and other AJMLS alumni and friends.  Each year, more and more alumni attend, and it is sure to be a lot of fun.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Chelikowsky atbchelikowsky@johnmarshall.edu or by phone at (404) 872-3593 ext. 150.

We hope to see you there!

Jun
7
Thu
AJMLS Accepted Student Open House @ Blackburn Conference Center
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day

Students interested in attending AJMLS are invited to learn more about the school, meet professors, students, alumni and key staff at our 2012 Accepted Student Open House on June 7, 2012. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at the corner of 18th and Spring Streets. To RSVP, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 201.

Jun
28
Thu
AJMLS to Host 2012 Cobb County Alumni Gathering @ Simpatico
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 29 @ 12:00 am

On June 28, 2012 Dean Lynn, Judge James G. Bodiford (’79), Judge Roger Rozen (’79) and Brian Douglas (’03), will host the 2012 Cobb County Alumni Gathering from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Simpatico, in Marietta. There is no fee to attend. Last year’s Cobb County gathering was packed with alumni, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to network. Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

We hope you are able to attend!

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Jul
12
Thu
Fulton County Alumni After Work Gathering @ Flavor Cafe Bakery
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 13 @ 12:00 am

The Fulton County After Work Gathering will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on July 12, 2012, at Flavor Café Bakery, in Sandy Springs. There is no fee to attend. This is a perfect opportunity to wind down after work and connect with other AJMLS alumni in a fun and exciting setting. Flavor has a great menu and the setting is wonderful, so bring a friend and stay for dinner.

We hope to see you there!

Jul
19
Thu
LL.M. in Employment Law Virtual Open House
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LL.M. in Employment Law Virtual Open House 
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
1:00 PM Eastern

As the LL.M.in Employment Law program prepares for its next cohort, LL.M. Director, Lisa Kaplan invites prospective students to join her and a current AJMLS LL.M. student for a virtual open house. During the open house,  students will learn more about the LL.M. in Employment Law program and also have the opportunity to have any questions answered live during the event. To register for the LL.M. in Employment Law Virtual Open House, clickhere.

Aug
9
Thu
AJMLS Welcomes Students to its 2012 New Student Orientation @ Blackburn Conference Center
Aug 9 @ 12:00 am – Aug 11 @ 11:59 pm

With the 2012-2013 school year around the corner, the Office of Student Services at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is eager to welcome incoming students at the 2012 New Student Orientation. The multi-day event will be held across the street from the law school at its Blackburn Conference Center, from Thursday, August 9 through Saturday, August 11.   Incoming students to the full-time day, part-time day, and part-time evening J.D. programs, and the J.D. Honors Program in Criminal Justice will receive a comprehensive orientation to prepare them for a challenging and rewarding law school experience. AJMLS will also offer an orientation for its incoming transfer students beginning Friday, August 10.  To access the schedules for each program, please select from the orientation schedules provided below.

Day Students

Evening Students

Honors Students

Transfer Students

If incoming students have any questions regarding orientation, please contact Assistant Director of Students, Miessha Stennis at mstennis@johnmarshall.edu or call (404) 872-3593 ext. 158.

Aug
22
Wed
Bar Exam Informational for 2013 Graduates @ Blackburn Conference Center
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Attention 3L full-time and 4L part-time students: if you are graduating in December 2012 or in May 2013, it is time to begin preparing for the bar exam.  There will be a PASS the BAR information meeting to discuss your calendar and timeline, the MPRE requirements, academic requirements, financial aid/bar loans, and the AJMLS programming.  AJMLS provides essay and MBE workshops, Advanced Bar Studies, and resources available to help you to pass the bar exam.  This meeting is for students taking the bar exam in any jurisdiction, using any bar provider.  After the general meeting, there will be a short information session specifically for Kaplan Bar Review students. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement with additional questions.

Meeting time: August 22, 2012, 5 p.m.- 6 p.m., at the Blackburn Conference Center.

Sep
5
Wed
Bar Exam Informational for 2014 Graduates @ Blackburn Conference Center
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Attention 2L full-time and 3L part-time students: if you are graduating in December 2013 or in May 2014, it is time to begin planning for the bar exam.  There will be a PASS the BAR information meeting to discuss what you need to do, and when.  We will help you to create a timeline, begin your Character and Fitness application process, prepare for the MPRE, and learn about the availability of financial aid/bar loans. Find out about the AJMLS programming, including bar workshops, Advanced Bar Studies, and the resources available to help you to pass the bar exam in any jurisdiction. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement with additional questions.

Meeting time: September 5, 2012, 5 p.m.- 6 p.m., at the Blackburn Conference Center.

Sep
7
Fri
AJMLS Hosts the 10th Annual Bobby Lee Cook Symposium @ Blackburn Conference Center
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School as it hosts the 10th annual Bobby Lee Cook Practical Legal Symposium. The event will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Blackburn Conference Center located across the street from the law school. Mr. Cook and distinguished members of the Georgia legal community will discuss trends, challenges, and responsibilities in the legal profession. The event is open to the public and entire AJMLS community. For more information, please contact Barbara Chelikowsky at bchelikowsky@johnmarshall.edu or call (404) 872-3593 ext. 150.

Sep
8
Sat
Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Sep
15
Sat
Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Sep
19
Wed
AJMLS Presents Professionalism & Diversity CLE Program @ Blackburn Conference Center
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, I.C.L.E., the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, the State Bar’s Minorities in the Profession Committee, the Gate City Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and the Avarita Hanson Chapter of the Black Law Students Association are proud to co-host the CLE program, “Professionalism & Diversity: Trends in the New Millennium”. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., on September 19, 2012 at the Blackburn Conference Center.

The purpose of this program is to gather local practitioners to discuss best practices in the areas of diversity and inclusion, and the professionalism standards by which practitioners are to abide.  Some of the featured speakers for this program include: Professor Timothy Terrell, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law; Attorney Paula Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia; and Attorney Samuel M. Matchett, Partner-Labor & Employment, King & Spalding, LLP.  We will also present the Honorable M. Yvette Miller and the law firm of Thomas, Kennedy, Sampson, & Tompkins, LLP, with the Champion of Diversity & Professionalism Award.

Participating attorneys and AJMLS faculty will be eligible to receive six CLE hours, including 1.5 Ethics hours and two Professionalism hours.  For more information about the program, including how to register, please click here.

The Office of Academic Achievement Hosts a Character & Fitness Presentation @ Blackburn Conference Center
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Director of Bar Admissions will present a one-hour workshop on the fitness process, including insights regarding the disclosure requirements and how to deal with negative information. The Georgia Office of Bar Admissions Character and Fitness Presentation will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., on  Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in the Blackburn Conference Center.  The presentation will be given by Leigh Burgess. Attendance is mandatory for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 graduates. Please contact the Office of Academic Achievement for further questions.

Sep
20
Thu
Join the Office of Academic Achievement at the Outlining Workshop @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (Room 301)
Sep 20 @ 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

The Office of Academic Achievement will host an Outlining Workshop from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Room 301 of the law school. If students have any questions, please contact Professors D’Haene or Walker-Cash.

Sep
22
Sat
Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Sep
27
Thu
Join the Office of Academic Achievement at the Outlining Workshop Part 2 @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (Room 301)
Sep 27 @ 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

The Office of Academic Achievement will host an Outlining Workshop Part 2 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 27, 2012 in Room 301 of the law school. If students have any questions, please contact Professors D’Haene or Walker-Cash.

The Alumni Office Hosts its 2012 Gwinnett County Alumni Luncheon @ Dominick's Italian
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

All Gwinnett County AJMLS alumni are invited to the 2012 Gwinnett County Alumni Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at noon, on September 27, 2012, at Dominick’s Italian in Lawrenceville. We have a large group of alumni who practice and live in the Gwinnett County area, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to network with fellow alumni. Lunch is sponsored by Gwinnett County’s own Oliver, Storm & Wilson Law Group, LLC, so there is no fee for alumni to attend! Please RSVP to Chad Dillard at cdillard@johnmarshall.edu or call (404) 872-3595 ext. 287.

AJMLS Hosts “What it Means to be a Professional” Event @ Blackburn Conference Center
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join AJMLS and the Office of Student Services for its first Professionalism Series event of the academic year titled, “What it Means to be a Professional” featuring Chief Judge John J. Ellington. Ellington will discuss mistakes commonly made by new lawyers and what judges expect of lawyers who appear before them. He will also explain how to establish and maintain a reputation in the community for being a reputable and competent practitioner and the consequences of failing to do so. Strong emphasis will be placed on maintaining professionalism in an era of social media and the importance of adopting standards of professionalism in while in law school.

The event, which is mandatory for all first-year day and part-time evening students, will be held from 6-7 p.m., on September 27, 2012 at the Blackburn Conference Center. Contact Assistant Director of Students, Miessha Stennis at mstennis@johnmarshall.edu or call (404) 872-3593 ext. 158 for further questions.

Sep
29
Sat
3L Bar Essay Writing Workshop @ Blackburn Conference Center
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Office of Academic Achievement is offering December 2012 graduating students the opportunity to attend a full day workshop on successful bar exam essay writing. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., on September 29, 2012 in the Blackburn Conference Center. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for additional information.

*Attendance is required for Diligence Reward.

 

Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Oct
6
Sat
Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Oct
13
Sat
Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Oct
17
Wed
AJMLS Hosts Ethical Choices Lecture, Featuring Attorney Paula Frederick @ Blackburn Conference Center
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

For practitioners and even law students, ethical problems present themselves everyday. Will you know how to address those issues when they come? Join AJMLS and Attorney Paula Frederick, General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia for our Professionalism Series titled, ” Ethical Choices Lawyers Make in Everyday Practice”. Attorney Frederick will discuss the ethical choices law students and practitioners make in everyday life and the consequences associated with failing to be ethical. She will explain the connection between bad habits in law school and bad habits in practice. In addition, Attorney Frederick will outline the most common behaviors that can lead to disciplinary action.

The event, which is mandatory for all first-year day students, will be held from 3-4:30 p.m., on October 17, 2012, at the Blackburn Conference Center. For questions regarding this event, contact Assistant Director of Students Miessha Stennis at mstennis@johnmarshall.edu or call (404) 872-3593 ext. 158.

Oct
19
Fri
Sign up for the “Dean on the Green” AJMLS Golf Tournament! @ North Fulton Golf Course
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The John Marshall Alumni Association invites you to join Dean Lynn at the first Dean on the Green AJMLS Golf Tournament! The event will begin at noon on October, 19, 2012 at the North Fulton Golf Course, 216 West Wieuca Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342. To kick off the event, a grilled lunch with Dean Lynn will be provided, followed by a full day of golfing. This will be a SHOTGUN FOUR-PERSON SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT. This event is open to the entire AJMLS community and their friends.

The cost of the tournament is ONLY $40 for students and $58 for everyone else. Tournament registration includes your green fee, cart fee, a sleeve of balls and lunch with Dean Lynn. Individual Prizes will be awarded on two holes for longest drive and on two holes for closest to the pin. We are also hoping to have a hole in one prize. After the tournament, prizes will be awarded to participants and players will receive a gift bag from the AJMLS Alumni Office.
This is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the city and our first ever school golf tournament. North Fulton Course was first designed in 1937 by Chandler Egan in collaboration with Walter Hagen and Atlanta’s greatest golfer, Bobby Jones. Located in the heart of Chastain Park, Atlanta’s largest park, North Fulton Golf Course is situated on the site of an ancient Creek Indian Village. The golf course is also formerly home of a pre-Masters PGA Tournament and the National Public Links Tournament.

SPACES WILL FILL UP FAST! If you would like to participate, please mail a check for your entry fee to Chad Dillard at AJMLS, 1422 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Please make the check payable to the John Marshall Alumni Association. If you would like to request individuals be placed in your group, please include the names of those you would like in your group. Please also indicate if you need to rent clubs so they are ready for you upon your arrival. Additional fees may be required for club rentals.

ATTENTION ALUMNI BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY!

In order to make this event successful, we need you and your firm’s support. If you or your firm would like to be a hole sponsor for this event, please email Chad Dillard at cdillard@johnmarshall.edu.

Oct
20
Sat
Save the Date: AJMLS Prospective Student Open House – October 20 @ Blackburn Conference Center
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Students interested in attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School are invited to learn more about the school, meet professors, students, alumni and key staff at our Prospective Student Open House 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 20, 2012. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. To RSVP to this event, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 211.

Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Oct
27
Sat
Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Oct
29
Mon
Attention: Spring 2013 Registration Dates
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 11:59 pm

Registration for the Spring 2013 Semester will begin next week, October 29, 2012 and end November 19, 2012. Students please note registration will begin at 9 a.m. on the dates listed below. Please view the dates to know when your specific registration period begins. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

  • 4L PT and 3L FT (May 2013 Graduates):  Begin October 29, 2012
  • 3L PT and 2L FT: Begin November 2, 2012
  • 2L PT: Begin November 7, 2012
  • Open Registration: November 13, 2012 (1L returning students)
  • Last day to register November 19, 2012

 

Oct
30
Tue
Professionalism Series Presents “What is it and Why Does it Matter?” @ Blackburn Conference Center
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

AJMLS welcomes featured speaker Attorney William E. Cannon, Jr. who will discuss the high expectations of professionalism in the law profession at the next installment of our Professionalism Series titled, “What is it and Why Does it Matter”.  Cannon has authored several articles about the importance of professionalism in the practice of law and given countless lectures and presentations on the subject as well.

Please join us at this insightful event from 4:30- 6 p.m., on October 30, 2012 at the Blackburn Conference Center. Contact Assistant Director of Students, Miessha Stennis at mstennis@johnmarshall.edu or call (404) 872-3593 ext. 158 for further questions. This event is mandatory for all first-year day students.

Nov
1
Thu
Join AJMLS at the 2012 Solo Practitioner Boot Camp @ Blackburn Conference Center
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Alumni Office in conjunction with the Career Development Office invites you to attend the 2012 Solo Practitioner Boot Camp.

The boot camp, which will be held from 1-5 p.m. on November 1, 2012 at the Blackburn Conference Center, will be moderated by AJMLS Adjunct Professors Joseph Rosen and Marty Ellin. Training topics will include setting up and managing your law practice; client development; skill development; technology and communications; pro bono opportunities; and more. The program will also include two solo practitioner panels, and guest speaker, Alvaron A. Arauz of Growth Management Consulting. There will also be a vendor resource table to provide participants more information about various services and products available to assist solo practitioners.

After the event, we encourage participants to join us at the Artmore Hotel, located a short distance from the conference center at the corner of W. Peachtree and 15th Streets, for a networking opportunity with alumni, students, vendors, and other legal professionals.

It is free to attend the boot camp, however, if participants would like to receive CLE credit (3.4 CLE hours, including 1.0 Professionalism hour – credit applied for), a $45 fee will apply. For more information, to RSVP, or to register for CLE credit, please contact Chad Dillard, Assistant Director of Alumni at cdillard@johnmarshall.edu of 404-872-3593 ext. 287.

Nov
3
Sat
Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Nov
10
Sat
AJMLS to Co-Host LSAT Practice Exam with Kaplan @ Blackburn Conference Center
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

AJMLS will partner with Kaplan to provide prospective law students the opportunity to take a free LSAT practice test just weeks before the December exam. The practice test will be administered from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 10, 2012, in the Blackburn Conference Center on the campus. An electronic score will be generated for each participant immediately following the exam. Participants are encouraged to stay until their score is processed. Lunch will be provided. For more information, email the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or call 404-872-3593, ext. 261. To register for the practice LSAT, click here.

 

Saturday Study Groups for AJMLS Students @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (various rooms)
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

Successful students use Study Groups to formulate well-reasoned questions for office hours. These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam.

Fall 2012 Saturday Study Group Calendar

Jan
25
Fri
Dean Lynn Presents in John Marshall’s New Lecture Series @ Blackburn Conference Center
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The government uses Facebook to spy on you.  The skies will be full of police department drones sending your photo to computers with facial recognition software.  Your car’s license plate will be scanned constantly by sensors on patrol cars.  You are filmed by cameras in public places and private businesses dozens of times each day.  The government has access to every email you’ve sent, every word you’ve tweeted, and everything you’ve bought online. What happened to your privacy?  Is it too late to get it back?  Does the U.S. Constitution actually protect privacy? The Dean of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Richardson Lynn, will present his research and conclusions on this important topic.

The lecture, titled American’s Shrinking Right of Privacy -”Electronic surveillance, data mining, social media, and the Constitution”, will be held from noon to 1 p.m., on January 25, 2013 at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located directly across from the school. This will be the first event in the law school’s new monthly lecture series presented by its faculty.

This event is free of cost and open to the public as well as the John Marshall community. For more information, contact the main office at (404) 872-3593 or email Katherine Dreyer at kdreyer@johnmarshall.edu. To RSVP, please fill out the form below.

RSVP for Monthly Lecture Series

We would love to hear from you! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.

 

Jan
26
Sat
Bar Exam Essay Writing Workshop @ Blackburn Conference Center
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Office of Academic Achievement is offering May 2013 graduating students the opportunity to attend a full day workshop on successful bar exam essay writing. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on January 26, 2013 in the Blackburn Conference Center. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for additional information.

*Attendance is required for Diligence Reward.

Feb
2
Sat
Saturday Study Groups Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement @ Atlanta\'s John Marshall Law School
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam. Study groups are held every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Please click here to see the schedule. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for more information.

Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 Graduates @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Feb 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Black Law Student Association and the Office of Academic Achievement  are pleased to announce the launch of Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 graduates.  Each Saturday,   starting February 2 through March 2, 2013,  from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rm. 709,  students will have the opportunity to review and practice MBE-styled questions. Please see the attached calendar for details.

Feb
4
Mon
MANDATORY Kaplan Assessment Testing for Part-time 2L Students @ Room 709
Feb 4 @ 6:15 pm – Feb 4 @ 10:15 pm

This is another reminder that our Kaplan Assessment Testing for part-time 2L students will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., on Monday, February 4, 2013, in Room 709.  As you know, this is a mandatory assessment for all 2L part-time students. PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOPS for the written portion of the assessment. Pencils will be provided.

If you are in Professor Cantley’s Property II class, not to worry, as he is aware of this testing and will NOT have class on this day.

The purpose of this testing is two-fold: 1) To provide you a personalized assessment of your strengths and weaknesses; and, 2) To provide our school with invaluable metrics, that will help inform and mold our effort in improving the quality of our education and your preparation for the bar exam.  It is a very integral part of the educational process, in that it provides us feedback prior to the bar exam, concerning your progress, our areas of strength, and our areas of weakness.  Please take it serious.  In addition, it also provides a rare opportunity to start training your mind and body to perform under bar exam conditions.

Given that this is scheduled during the evening and is exclusively for part-time students, I do expect ALL 2L part-time students to attend this testing.  Please reserve requesting an exception to this policy for only the most exceptional of circumstances.  If you do have an exceptional circumstance that prevents you from attending, please make a written request to Dean Cieply, with supporting documentation, as soon as practicable.  Students who do not complete the testing as scheduled, or under an approved exception, will receive an administrative hold, and will not be able to register for summer classes.

Feb
5
Tue
Chattanooga Alumni Luncheon @ Market Restaurant
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Please join the John Marshall community at the Chattanooga Alumni Luncheon with the Dean of the law school, Richardson Lynn on February 5, 2013 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 212 Market Restaurant in Chattanooga, TN. There is no fee to attend, but please RSVP to Charles Dillard at cdillard@johnmarshall.edu.

Feb
9
Sat
Saturday Study Groups Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement @ Atlanta\'s John Marshall Law School
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam. Study groups are held every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Please click here to see the schedule. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for more information.

Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 Graduates @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Feb 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Black Law Student Association and the Office of Academic Achievement  are pleased to announce the launch of Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 graduates.  Each Saturday,   starting February 2 through March 2, 2013,  from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rm. 709,  students will have the opportunity to review and practice MBE-styled questions. Please see the attached calendar for details.

Feb
16
Sat
AJMLS to Host Prospective Student Open House February 16 @ Blackburn Conference Center
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Students interested in attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) are invited to learn more about the school, meet professors, students, alumni, key staff and attend a mock class at our Prospective Student Open House 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., February 16, 2013. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To RSVP to this event, please fill out the form below or contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 404-872-3593.

RSVP to AJMLS Open House

To RSVP for the upcoming Open House event, please complete the form below. An Admissions representative will follow up with you shortly after your submission.
Saturday Study Groups Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement @ Atlanta\'s John Marshall Law School
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam. Study groups are held every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Please click here to see the schedule. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for more information.

Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 Graduates @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Black Law Student Association and the Office of Academic Achievement  are pleased to announce the launch of Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 graduates.  Each Saturday,   starting February 2 through March 2, 2013,  from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rm. 709,  students will have the opportunity to review and practice MBE-styled questions. Please see the attached calendar for details.

Feb
22
Fri
Sixth Annual Fred Gray Seminar Hosted by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Every year Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School hosts its Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar in honor of the legal legacy of veteran civil rights attorney Fred Gray. Each seminar tackles pressing and current legal issues attorneys and practitioners face. This year the theme is “Conquering Growing Issues: Women Rising in the Face of Adversities”.

The 6th Annual Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar will take place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring St. Atlanta, GA 30309. The seminar will include a panel discussion on several epic issues affecting women. In furtherance of this year’s theme, panelists will address the following topics:  1) immigrant women who are the victims of domestic violence, 2) breaking the cycle of drug addiction for women, 3) the abusive practice of shackling pregnant women in prison, and 4) the increase in teen dating violence against young girls.

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School will also present this year’s Fred Gray Social Justice Award to Catholic Charities of Atlanta (CCA). CCA is an advocate and friend for individuals and families facing adversity.  They provide a holistic combination of accredited social services − life skills education, counseling, family stabilization, and immigration legal services − that remove barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness.

For more information on this event, visit the News & Events section of the John Marshall website at www.johnmarshall.edu or call Professor Patrice Fulcher at (404) 872-3593.

Feb
23
Sat
Saturday Study Groups Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement @ Atlanta\'s John Marshall Law School
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam. Study groups are held every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Please click here to see the schedule. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for more information.

Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 Graduates @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Black Law Student Association and the Office of Academic Achievement  are pleased to announce the launch of Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 graduates.  Each Saturday,   starting February 2 through March 2, 2013,  from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rm. 709,  students will have the opportunity to review and practice MBE-styled questions. Please see the attached calendar for details.

Feb
28
Thu
AJMLS Hosts LSAC Discover Law Program for Area High School and College Students @ Blackburn Conference Center
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 8:30 pm

The five Georgia law schools – Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS), Georgia State University College of Law, Emory University School of Law, Mercer University School of Law, and University of Georgia School of Law – present Law School 101 in cooperation with the Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) Discover Law Months for high school and undergraduate college students from underrepresented racially and ethnically diverse groups, who are interested in pursuing a legal career.

The event, which is hosted by AJMLS this year, will be held from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on  Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the school’s Blackburn Conference Center. The event is free for attendees and will provide prospective law school students an introduction on preparing for law school.  Prospective students will also have the opportunity to attend a mock class taught by an AJMLS professor, learn the importance of undergraduate performance, as well as tips to make their law school application stand out.

This event is sponsored by the LSAC as part of Discover Law Months. High school students or college freshmen and sophomores interested in participating in this event can RSVP by completing the submission form below. For event-related questions, please contact the AJMLS Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu.

Discover Law Registration Form

Thank you for registering for Law School 101 sponsored by the Law School Admission Council. The Atlanta's John Marshall Law School Office of Admissions will be in contact with you shortly to confirm your submission.
Discover Law - LSAC

LSAC Discover Law Program

Mar
2
Sat
Saturday Study Groups Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement @ Atlanta\'s John Marshall Law School
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam. Study groups are held every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Please click here to see the schedule. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for more information.

Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 Graduates @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Black Law Student Association and the Office of Academic Achievement  are pleased to announce the launch of Kickstart Your MBE Prep for May 2013 graduates.  Each Saturday,   starting February 2 through March 2, 2013,  from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rm. 709,  students will have the opportunity to review and practice MBE-styled questions. Please see the attached calendar for details.

Savannah Law School Alumni Luncheon @ Leoci\'s Trattoria
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Dean Richardson Lynn cordially invites Savannah area alumni of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School to join him at the 2013 Savannah Alumni Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Leoci’s Trattoria restaurant.  This is a great opportunity to gather and network with other alumni. There is no fee to attend. To RSVP contact Chad Dillard, Alumni Director, at cdillard@johnmarshall.edu or call (404) 872-3593 ext. 287. We hope to see everyone again!

Mar
5
Tue
Student Services Presents “Challenges and Opportunities that Come with a Life in the Law” Program @ Blackburn Conference Center
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This presentation, hosted by the Office of Student Services, will focus on the pressures the practice of law places on lawyers to behave unethically or unprofessionally. It will also discuss how to avoid the temptation to compromise personal or professional values for pecuniary gain.  During the event, speakers will examine the extraordinary challenges and opportunities that come with the profession and ways in which professionalism contributes to the satisfaction lawyers find in their calling. The featured speaker will be Patrick Longan, Esq., Professor, Mercer Law School; Advisor, Chief Justice’s Committee on Professionalism.

This program serves as a mandatory event for first-year students. For questions and concerns, please contact Dean Harrison at sharrison@johnmarshall.edu,or Amber Saunders at acsaunders@johnmarshall.edu.

Mar
22
Fri
Upcoming 3L MBE Workshop for May 2013 Graduates @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm

The Office of Academic Achievement will host a 3L MBE three-day workshop for May 2013 graduates from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the law school. To qualify for the $1,500 Diligence Reward, students are required to attend the equivalent of two days of this workshop (4 sessions). Locations for each day of the workshop are listed below. Please contact the Office of Academic Achievement for additional information.

Location
Friday: Blackburn Conference Center
Saturday: Room 301 of the law school
Sunday: Blackburn Conference Center

Mar
23
Sat
Saturday Study Groups Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement @ Atlanta\'s John Marshall Law School
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam. Study groups are held every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Please click here to see the schedule. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for more information.

Mar
28
Thu
Alumni Board Lunch and Meeting @ Blackburn Conference Center
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The John Marshall Alumni Board meeting will be held from noon to 2 p.m., on March 28, 2013 at the Blackburn Conference Center.  Our Alumni Board has grown to near capacity, and it is always a pleasure welcoming them to our school.  We look forward to their continued support and dedication to our community.

For more information about the John Marshall Alumni Board, please go here.

Thank you Alumni Board!

Mar
29
Fri
The Alumni Office Hosts an Alumni Reunion Dinner @ Blackburn Conference Center
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School will host an Alumni Reunion Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., on March 29, 2013 at the Blackburn Conference Center, located directly across from the law school. The reunion will honor those alumni who graduated in 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and all alumni graduating prior to 1973. After the reunion, guests are invited to walk across the street to The Center for Puppetry Arts and enjoy the PILS Auction. Be on the lookout for your invitation in the mail in early February.

AJMLS Hosts the Public Interest Law Society Silent Auction @ Center for Puppetry Arts
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 10:00 pm

The Public Interest Law Society (PILS) Silent Auction will take place on March 29, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. The facility is wonderful and filled with puppet displays and exhibits. There will even be some puppeteers wandering around that evening and you never know what to expect. If you have any questions or if you would like to make a donation of goods to the silent auction, please contact Chad Dillard at cdillard@johnmarshall.edu or 404-872-3593, ext. 287.

Mar
30
Sat
AJMLS Invites Prospective Students to the Criminal Justice Open House @ Blackburn Conference Center
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the landmark United Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) invites you to attend its Criminal Justice Honors Program Open House, an exclusive event for the AJMLS community. The event will be held at the Blackburn Conference Center on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 from 10AM to 3PM. This is an excellent opportunity for prospective students to learn more about this unique Juris Doctor Program from the program director, professors and current students. Additionally, Program Director and Professor Jonathan Rapping will discuss the upcoming award-winning HBO documentary, Gideon’s Army, featuring his non-profit organization, Gideon’s Promise (formerly the Southern Public Defender Training Center). Gideon’s Army follows three Gideon’s Promise public defenders who are trained and supported by Professors Rapping, Fulcher, Saviello and a national faculty of current and former public defenders.

The Blackburn Conference Center is located at 1405 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30309. Parking will be available in the parking garage attached to the law school. Please RSVP to the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or (404) 872-3593 ext. 201.

RSVP to AJMLS Open House

To RSVP for the upcoming Open House event, please complete the form below. An Admissions representative will follow up with you shortly after your submission.
Saturday Study Groups Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement @ Atlanta\'s John Marshall Law School
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam. Study groups are held every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Please click here to see the schedule. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for more information.

Apr
6
Sat
Saturday Study Groups Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement @ Atlanta\'s John Marshall Law School
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

All 1Ls (and part-time 2Ls) are invited to participate in the facilitated study groups offered for each 1L doctrinal course: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Torts. Professors in nearly every 1L course work with an assigned upper-class Study Group Facilitator by providing hypothetical questions and direction through the professor’s selected material.

These Study Groups provide an opportunity to gain insight into a professor’s expectations, to work collectively with your colleagues to develop and reinforce areas of understanding, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge before the exam. Study groups are held every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Please click here to see the schedule. Contact the Office of Academic Achievement for more information.

Apr
10
Wed
Student Services Hosts “Avoiding Default & Delinquency” Program @ Blackburn Conference Center
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This presentation, hosted by the Office of Student Services, will focus on budgeting, understanding credit, and covering living expenses while studying for the bar exam. The event will also discuss managing student loan debt, handling student loan repayment issues, avoiding default and delinquency, tuition assistance, loan repayment programs, and understanding your student loan repayment terms. The featured speaker will be Mr. David Haygood, Senior Account Executive, Sallie Mae.

This program serves as a mandatory event for first-year students. For questions and concerns, please contact Dean Harrison at sharrison@johnmarshall.edu, or Amber Saunders at acsaunders@johnmarshall.edu.

Apr
13
Sat
AJMLS Hosts 2013 Accepted Student Open House @ Blackburn Conference Center
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School for our 2013 Accepted Student Open House. This is an excellent opportunity for new students to learn more about the school; meet professors, students, alumni and key staff; and experience firsthand why AJMLS is the community you’ve been looking for! The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on April 13, 2013, at the Blackburn Conference Center located across the street from the law school. While this event is specifically for accepted students, prospective students are welcome as well.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (404) 872-3593 ext. 261 or email admissions@johnmarshall.edu.

Apr
22
Mon
Online Bar Exam Essay Writing Workshop for May 2013 Graduates @ Online
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr
23
Tue
Presentation on Strategies and Tactics for Practicing in Georgia for May 2013 Graduates @ Blackburn Conference Center
Apr 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement (OAA), the event Presentation on Strategies and Tactics for Practicing in Georgia will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., April 23, 2013 at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center for May 2013 graduates. Director of Bar Admissions, Sally Lockwood and Georgia Bar Examiner, Anita Wallace-Thomas provide strategies and Q & A regarding the Georgia Bar Exam. Practice requirements and resources of the State Bar of Georgia. For more information, contact the OAA located on the 8th floor of the law school.

Apr
26
Fri
Professor Van Detta to Present in Upcoming AJMLS Lecture Series @ Blackburn Conference Center
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A case that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down on April 17, 2013 has decided if — and how and under what circumstances — multinational corporations can be held accountable in U.S. federal courts for alleged human rights abuses.  This landmark decision, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 569 U.S. __ (2013), will be examined  in an April 26, 2013 lecture at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.

In his lecture, The Alien Tort Statute and the U.S. Supreme Court: What’s the ATS and Why Should We Care What the Supreme Court Has Done With It In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum?, Professor Jeffery Van Detta, Associate Dean for Scholarship at AJMLS, will discuss Kiobel and its implications both for multinational corporate enterprises (MNEs), as well as for human rights advocates and individuals who have been harmed by human rights violations that are proscribed by international law.

“Although backlash from the business community and several foreign governments unleashed heated criticism of the ATS, corporations have paid out millions of dollars to settle human-rights lawsuits over the last decade, and more ATS lawsuits have continued to be filed,” Professor Van Detta said.   “Kiobel, however, has created an entirely new legal landscape. Yet the topography of this new landscape, while clearer than before, still leaves important issues about ATS litigation unresolved.”
Professor Van Detta brings to the lecture both his experience in teaching International Civil Litigation and International Business Transactions at AJMLS, as well as a perspective informed by his scholarship in those areas.

The free lecture will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on April 26, 2013, at the Blackburn Conference Center, 1405 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Professor Jeffrey A. Van Detta, Associate Dean for Scholarship, who teaches and writes in the area of International Civil Litigation, will address these and other questions about the ATS and the Kiobel case.  Please join us for the conversation. As always, the AJMLS Lecture Series is open to the public. To RSVP, please fill out the form below. For additional information, contact Rebecca Stafford at rstafford@johnmarshall.edu or call (404) 872-3593.

RSVP for Monthly Lecture Series

We would love to hear from you! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
May
18
Sat
AJMLS and Princeton Review Host Free Practice LSAT Before June Exam @ Blackburn Conference Center
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

AJMLS will partner with Princeton Review to provide prospective law students the opportunity to take a free LSAT practice test just weeks before the June exam. A Princeton Review representative will also be available to discuss tips on getting a better score on the LSAT. The practice test will be administered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 18, 2013, in the Blackburn Conference Center across the street from the law school. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, email the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or call 404-872-3593, ext. 261. To register for the practice LSAT, click here.

 

2013 Commencement Exercises @ Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center
May 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to announce that the 2013 Commencement Exercises will begin at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.  This year’s graduating class will be one of the largest in the law school’s history with 249 Juris Doctor candidates and nine LL.M. candidates. The Commencement Speaker is the Honorable Doug Collins, a May 2008 AJMLS graduate and the U.S. Representative for the 9th District of Georgia. Additionally, Mr. Collins and Mr. Tavis Knighten, a December 2005 graduate, will be honored as Distinguished Alum at this year’s ceremony.

Jul
11
Thu
AJMLS Hosts Accepted Student Summer Reception @ Blackburn Conference Center
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 8:30 pm

Please join Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School for our 2013 Accepted Student Summer Reception.   This is an excellent opportunity for new students to learn more about the school; meet professors, students, and key staff; and experience firsthand why AJMLS is the community you’ve been looking for! The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on July 11, 2013, at the Blackburn Conference Center located across the street from the law school.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (404) 872-3593 ext. 261 or email admissions@johnmarshall.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jul
20
Sat
AJMLS Invites Prospective Students to July Open House @ Blackburn Conference Center
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Students interested in attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) are invited to learn more about the school; meet professors, students, alumni, key staff; and attend a mock class at our Open House event held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on July 20, 2013. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. Food will be provided. To RSVP to this event, please fill out the form below or contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 404-872-3593.

RSVP to AJMLS Open House

To RSVP for the upcoming Open House event, please complete the form below. An Admissions representative will follow up with you shortly after your submission.
Jul
24
Wed
AJMLS Hosts LL.M. in Employment Law Virtual Open House
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School will host a Virtual Open House for its LL.M. in Employment Law program from 1p.m. to 1:45 p.m., on July 24, 2013.  The innovative LL.M. program is designed for attorneys who want to further their education while continuing to work.  The latest in distance learning technology allows students to complete their LL.M. coursework at the time most convenient for them.  The Open House will be presented by LL.M. Director Lisa Kaplan, who will answer questions and present information on curriculum, distance learning technology, and the benefit of the LL.M. degree. No matter where you are located, you can learn more about the program and ask your questions live. To register for the event, please click here. For additional information, email Lisa Kaplan at lkaplan@johnmarshall.edu.

Aug
10
Sat
Join the Alumni Association at the Gwinnett Braves Baseball Game! @ Coolray Field
Aug 10 @ 7:05 pm

Take the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and legal professionals while enjoying one of America’s favorite past times, baseball!  Bring your friends and family, and join the Alumni Association for Braves Law and Order Day at Coolray Field on Saturday, August 10, 2013 as we watch the Gwinnett Braves take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.  The game starts at 7:05 p.m.

AJMLS has purchased a block of tickets for the game, so that alumni, faculty, and their guests may sit together in one section. Tickets are $15.00 apiece.

Purchase tickets online or by contacting the Alumni Office at 404-872-3593, ext 287 or varnold@johnmarshall.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Sep
18
Wed
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – September @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of September.

Character and Fitness Presentation, Leigh Burgess

September 18, 2013
5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Blackburn Conference Center
Mandatory for Spring 2014 graduates

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

September 21, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For all Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

3L Bark Talk and Kaplan Bar Review Orientation

September 25, 2013
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates; 2Ls encouraged to attend

Sep
21
Sat
AJMLS to Host Fall Open House on September 21 @ Blackburn Conference Center
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Students interested in attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School are invited to learn more about the school, meet professors, students, alumni and key staff at our Prospective Student Open House 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 21, 2013. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. To RSVP to this event, fill out the form below. For additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 261.

RSVP to AJMLS Open House

To RSVP for the upcoming Open House event, please complete the form below. An Admissions representative will follow up with you shortly after your submission.
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – September @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of September.

Character and Fitness Presentation, Leigh Burgess

September 18, 2013
5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Blackburn Conference Center
Mandatory for Spring 2014 graduates

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

September 21, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For all Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

3L Bark Talk and Kaplan Bar Review Orientation

September 25, 2013
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates; 2Ls encouraged to attend

Sep
25
Wed
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – September @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of September.

Character and Fitness Presentation, Leigh Burgess

September 18, 2013
5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Blackburn Conference Center
Mandatory for Spring 2014 graduates

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

September 21, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For all Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

3L Bark Talk and Kaplan Bar Review Orientation

September 25, 2013
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates; 2Ls encouraged to attend

Oct
3
Thu
ALSA Partners with Emory, Georgia State and UGA for Minority Leaders in Georgia Event @ Blackburn Conference Center
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm

The Asian Law Students Association will partner with Emory University School of Law, Georgia State University College of Law and University of Georgia School of Law to present Making an Impact: Minority Leaders in Georgia. The event will be held on October 3, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center. The event will include a keynote address from the Honorable Carla Wong-McMillian, Georgia Court of Appeals and a panel discussion with Han Choi, Esq.,Partner at Ballard Spahr; Sara Hamilton, Esq., Associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; and Donald Lee, Esq., Staff Attorney at the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office. AJMLS students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Contact an ALSA member for additional information.

 

 

Oct
5
Sat
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – October @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of October.

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

October 5 and 19, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Bar Essay Writing Workshop *required for diligence reward

October 12, 2013
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Multistate Bar Examination Workshop *must attend minimum of four sessions for diligence reward

October 18-20, 2013
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

MPRE Preparation Workshop, Professor Boone

October 26, 2013
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Room 204

Oct
12
Sat
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – October @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of October.

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

October 5 and 19, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Bar Essay Writing Workshop *required for diligence reward

October 12, 2013
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Multistate Bar Examination Workshop *must attend minimum of four sessions for diligence reward

October 18-20, 2013
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

MPRE Preparation Workshop, Professor Boone

October 26, 2013
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Room 204

Oct
18
Fri
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – October @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of October.

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

October 5 and 19, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Bar Essay Writing Workshop *required for diligence reward

October 12, 2013
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Multistate Bar Examination Workshop *must attend minimum of four sessions for diligence reward

October 18-20, 2013
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

MPRE Preparation Workshop, Professor Boone

October 26, 2013
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Room 204

Oct
19
Sat
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – October @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of October.

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

October 5 and 19, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Bar Essay Writing Workshop *required for diligence reward

October 12, 2013
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Multistate Bar Examination Workshop *must attend minimum of four sessions for diligence reward

October 18-20, 2013
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

MPRE Preparation Workshop, Professor Boone

October 26, 2013
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Room 204

Oct
20
Sun
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – October @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of October.

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

October 5 and 19, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Bar Essay Writing Workshop *required for diligence reward

October 12, 2013
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Multistate Bar Examination Workshop *must attend minimum of four sessions for diligence reward

October 18-20, 2013
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

MPRE Preparation Workshop, Professor Boone

October 26, 2013
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Room 204

Oct
24
Thu
AJMLS to Host 4th Annual Re-entry Forum on October 24 @ Blackburn Conference Center
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

The Office of Pro Bono Outreach and Experiential Learning will host their 4th Annual Re-entry Forum at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center on October 24, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Every year Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School partners with individuals, agencies and organizations that support prisoner re-entry efforts by breaking down barriers, helping individuals and families’ transition, and advocate just treatment and transition that support preventing or reducing recidivism. To attend the event, please click here. For additional information, contact Natasha Berry at nberry@johnmarshall.edu.

Alumni Board meeting @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, 9th Floor
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
25
Fri
Deans on the Green Golf Tournament @ North Fulton Golf Course
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Atlanta’s John Marshall Alumni Association invites you to join Dean Lynn at the Second Annual Deans on the Green AJMLS Golf Tournament at the North Fulton Golf Course, 216 West Wieuca Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, on Friday, October 25th, 2013, starting with a grilled lunch with Dean Lynn at 12:00 P.M.

The tournament will be a SHOTGUN FOUR-PERSON SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT. The cost of the tournament is $65.00 per player ($25.00 for students) and includes your greens fee, cart fee, a sleeve of balls and lunch with Dean Lynn.

Please submit your payment by Tuesday, October 15, 2013.  You can submit your payment online here.

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Oct
26
Sat
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – October @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of October.

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

October 5 and 19, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Bar Essay Writing Workshop *required for diligence reward

October 12, 2013
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Multistate Bar Examination Workshop *must attend minimum of four sessions for diligence reward

October 18-20, 2013
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Blackburn Conference Center
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

MPRE Preparation Workshop, Professor Boone

October 26, 2013
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Room 204

Nov
1
Fri
AJMLS 1Ls Host Halloween Bash to Raise Money for Partnership Against Domestic Violence @ Big Kahuna
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Section B 1Ls invite the entire Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School community to a Halloween Bash. The event will be held on November 1, 2013 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Big Kahuna. Come relax, dress up, and help raise money for Partnership Against Domestic Violence. Tickets are $5 at the door. However, there are a limited number of tickets available. To RSVP, click here. For additional information, contact Isaiah Gregory at idgregory@johnmarshall.edu.

Nov
7
Thu
The Online American Legal Studies LL.M. will Host its First Virtual Open House Nov. 7 @ Virtual
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join LL.M. Director Lisa Kaplan to learn more about the online LL.M. in American Legal Studies. Your questions will be answered live during the Open House. The event will be held on November 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. EST. This link will allow you to Register for the LL.M. Virtual Open House. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information, contact Lisa Kaplan at lkaplan@johnmarshall.edu.

Nov
9
Sat
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – November @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of November.

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

November 9 and 16, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Nov
13
Wed
Mass Swearing In Cermeony for July 2013 Bar Exam Passers @ G. Alan Blackburn Conference Center
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

The Alumni Office will hold a mass swearing in ceremony for the July 2013 bar exam passers and any other AJMLS alumni who would like to be sworn into the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court of Georgia.  We will be honored by Justice Carol Hunstein of the Supreme Court and Judge T. Jackson Bedford of the Fulton County Superior Court.  There will also be a representative from the Court of Appeals.

The ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2013 at the G. Alan Blackburn Conference Center.  After the ceremony there will be a reception with light hors d’oeuvres.  Please plan to arrive at 4:00 p.m. to arrange the necessary paperwork.

In order to be sworn in to any or all of the courts, you must have ALL checks and paperwork into the Alumni Office no later than Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

Superior Court – For admission to the Superior Court, the Alumni Office will need the Original Certificate you receive from Bar Admissions.

Georgia Supreme Court – For the attorney admission form for the Supreme Court, please go to:  http://www.gasupreme.us/admissions/ and complete the application.  AJMLS will provide the sponsoring attorneys so please leave that portion blank.  The cost to be sworn into the GA Supreme Court is $30 and must be paid through the website.  Please attach a copy of your PayPal receipt with your application.

Court of Appeals – For the attorney admission form for the Court of Appeals, please go to:  http://www.gaappeals.us/admission.php.  The cost to be sworn into the Court of Appeals is $30 and checks are to be made payable to the Clerk of the Court of Appeals.  Please send in your check and application to the Alumni Office.

Parking will be available in the AJMLS parking deck and other local decks.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at (404)872-3593 ext. 287.

Nov
16
Sat
Office of Academic Achievement Bar Preparation Dates – November @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am

Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the workshops offered by the OAA for the month of November.

Kickstart Your MBE Preparation

November 9 and 16, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 709
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates

Nov
19
Tue
AJMLS to Host Prospective Student Open House November 19 @ Blackburn Conference Center
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 8:30 pm

Students interested in attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School are invited to learn more about the school, meet professors, students, and key staff at our Prospective Student Open House 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., November 19, 2013. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. To RSVP to this event, fill out the form below. For additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 261.

RSVP to AJMLS Open House

To RSVP for the upcoming Open House event, please complete the form below. An Admissions representative will follow up with you shortly after your submission.
Dec
2
Mon
US Supreme Court Swearing In @ US Supreme Court
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Trip the Dean takes to swear in AJMLS alumni to the Supreme Court.

Please contact the Alumni Office for more details.

Dec
10
Tue
Office of Admissions to Host Accepted Student Reception @ Blackburn Conference Center
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 8:30 pm

The Office of Admissions will host an Accepted Student Reception on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 6 PM until 8:30 PM in the Blackburn Conference Center. This event is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their future law school home. Accepted students will have the opportunity to speak with faculty, administration, current students, alumni and much more. To RSVP, please complete the form below. Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or call 404-872-3593 ext. 261 for additional questions. This event will show students and families what we mean when we say “Our students come for law school but find a community!”  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Accepted Student Reception

  • Please indicate how many guests will be joining you for the Accepted Student Reception.
Jan
16
Thu
AJMLS Hosts Installation of Alumna Tracee Benzo as 2014 GABWA President @ Blackburn Conference Center
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 16 @ 8:00 pm

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School will host the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys’ installation of  Tracee R. Benzo, Esq. as the 2014 GABWA President on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center.

Tracee is a partner at Hasner Law, LLC, where she represents injured workers across the State of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. She is a participant in the GTLA L.E.A.D. program and serves on the New Lawyers Division of The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. She also served on the Executive Board of The Gate City Bar Association and is a graduate of The Young Lawyers Leadership Academy.

Tracee graduated with distinction from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. In law school, she was President of the Black Law Student Association and a member of the award-winning mock trial and moot court teams. She was the Legislative Review Editor for The John Marshall Law Journal. She is a previous GABWA Scholar, DeKalb Lawyers Scholar and recipient of the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys in Law & Business. Tracee earned her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Speech and Communications from Clemson University.

To RSVP to this event, email rsvp@gabwa.org. This program is sponsored by Hasner Law.

Jan
25
Sat
AJMLS to Host Early Spring Open House, January 25 @ Blackburn Conference Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Students interested in attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School are invited to learn more about the school, meet professors, students and key staff at our Prospective Student Open House 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., January 25, 2014. Associate Dean Van Detta will conduct an interactive mock-class session during the open house to give prospective law students a taste of what law school classes are like, the kinds of materials law students study, and the habits of thought and preparation that lead to law school success.  The discussion will center on whether surrogate parenting contracts will — or should — be enforced by the courts.

Associate Dean Van Detta has considerable law-practice experience as a partner with an international law firm’s Atlanta office, where he concentrated on traditional labor law, employment discrimination law, international workplace regulation, and federal court litigation with an emphasis on advising and representing corporations such as PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, The Home Depot, Lockheed Martin Corporation, ConAgra, Delta Air Lines, Frito-Lay Snacks Caribbean (Puerto Rico), Sema Group Telecoms (U.K), and TV Asahi (Asahi National Broadcasting Company of Japan, Ltd.).  He served as lead or co- counsel in numerous cases. Associate Dean Van Detta’s numerous writings on the law have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, several federal appeals and district courts, a state supreme court, and state appeals courts in Iowa and Georgia.   His most recent article will appear in February 2014 in a peer-reviewed European journal.

The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. To RSVP to this event, fill out the form below. For additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 261. The Office of Admissions looks forward to meeting you and your guests as we share all that John Marshall has to offer.

RSVP to AJMLS Open House

To RSVP for the upcoming Open House event, please complete the form below. An Admissions representative will follow up with you shortly after your submission.
Feb
25
Tue
Bar Exam Lunch @ Georgia International Convention Center
Feb 25 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Feb
26
Wed
Bar Exam Lunch @ Georgia International Convention Center
Feb 26 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Mar
4
Tue
Register Now for the 2014 Law Journal Symposium @ State Bar of Georgia Auditorium
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The 2014 Law Journal Symposium will focus on legal, ethical, and practical issues facing the Criminal Justice system in Georgia. The Symposium will be held at the State Bar of Georgia Building on March 4th, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The goal of this year’s Symposium is to present a unique holistic view of Georgia’s criminal justice system, bringing together all who play a role in the process that occurs when persons are accused of a crime. Topic areas include: obstacles challenging those who prosecute, defend, or adjudicate criminal cases in Georgia; outcomes in criminal cases contradictory to the principles of the Criminal Justice system; legal inconsistencies or flaws in Georgia precedent or legislation; defendants’ and victims’ rights in criminal cases; the effect of the new Georgia Code of Evidence on criminal cases; and post-conviction issues.

The 2014 Symposium will present the papers of the following authors: Professor Ron Carlson and Deputy Chief ADA Mike Carlson, Professor E. Imwinkelried, Chief ADA Don Geary, Professor D. Michael Risinger, and Professor Donald E. Wilkes. CLE credit is available for registrants through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.

Registration

Registration (prior to February 1st, 2014): $100.00
Late Registration (February 1st, 2014 to March 4th, 2014): $125.00

To register, complete the Make a Payment form and select “Law Journal Symposium” in the drop down menu.

Contact Information

Please direct any questions about the event to Symposium Co-Chairs, Brandy Ridley (blridley@johnmarshall.edu) and Rodrigo Silva (rlsilva@johnmarshall.edu).

Mar
28
Fri
Public Interest Law Society Auction, March 28 @ Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP.
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 10:00 pm

The 2014 Public Interest Law Society (PILS) Auction presented by the Public Interest Law Society and the Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, a 501 (c) 3 organization will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP.; Located at 201 17th Street, NW, Suite 1700, Atlanta, Georgia 30363.  All proceeds raised from this auction will support the Renata Turner Public Interest Scholarship Program. This program awards scholarships to students who possess a passion for public interest legal work and a commitment to community service. These scholarships help student recipients by offsetting the costs associated with performing unpaid public interest legal work in the community. For more information, contact Danielle Douglas, Public Outreach Chair for the Public Interest Law Society.

 

 

 

Mar
29
Sat
AJMLS to Host Accepted Student Reception, March 29 @ Blackburn Conference Center
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Office of Admissions will host an Accepted Student Reception on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center. This event is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their future law school home. Accepted students will have the opportunity to speak with faculty, administration, current students, alumni and much more. To RSVP, please complete the form below. Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or call 404-872-3593 ext. 261 for additional questions. This event will show students and families what we mean when we say “Our students come for law school but find a community!”  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Accepted Student Reception

  • Please indicate how many guests will be joining you for the Accepted Student Reception.
Outlaw & Allies Presents “The Law and Ethics of Intersex Issues” @ Blackburn Conference Center
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 9:00 pm

In South Carolina, the plaintiff couple adopted a child born with an Intersex condition, from the foster care system. M.C. had a court hearing for termination of his birth mother’s legal rights, but not for gender assignment surgery, the complaint alleges.

Intersexion, the documentary, premiered in 2013. Award-winning filmmaker, Grant Lahood, produced this documentary featuring Mani Bruce Mitchell – New Zealand’s first “out” intersex person.

 

Panelists

·         Anne Tamar-Mattis, Esq. – Director of Advocates for Informed Choice. Serving as legal counsel in M.C. v Aaronson, Case No. 2:13-cv-01303-DCN, filed in U.S. District Court Charleston, S.C.

·         Alesdair Ittelson, Esq.  – The Southern Poverty Law Center, Skadden Fellow. Serving as legal counsel in M.C. v Aaronson, Case No. 2:13-cv-01303-DCN, filed in U.S. District Court Charleston, S.C.

·         Dr. Briana Patterson, M.D. – Pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Campus & Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine

    Sean Saifa WallBoard President Advocates for Informed Choice

·         Ingrid Meintjes, M.A.PhD Candidate, George W. Woodruff Fellow – Dep’t. of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Emory University; South African AIDS and Gender researcher.

Intersex medical conditions are more common than most people realize, occurring every 1 in 2000 births; more common than cystic fibrosis.

Sponsors: OUTLAW & ALLIES at JMLS; The American Civil Liberties Union of GA; The Stonewall Bar Association of GA; M. Denise Dotson, LLC; Savannah Law School Outlaw & Allies; and the Koren M. Jones Foundation; and Atlanta’s John Marshall Student Organizations: Public Interest Law Society, International Law Student Association, Sports & Entertainment Law Society, Black Law Students Association, and Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.

 

 

 

Apr
2
Wed
Annual Women in Law Day Event – Chamber Chat @ Blackburn Conference Center
Apr 2 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Panelist will be discussing courtroom expectations and procedure for interns, clerks and newly licensed attorneys. This event is designed to give students an opportunity to hear and speak to judges outside of the courtroom atmosphere and meet the women behind the robes.

Panelist include: Georgia Supreme Court Justice Hunstein, Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Barnes and Judge McMillian, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Adams, Fulton County State Court Judge Edlein.

Lunch will be provided.

Dress Code: Professional Attire

Apr
4
Fri
Join Us for the 11th Annual Bobby Lee Cook Practical Legal Symposium @ Blackburn Conference Center
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The 11th Annual Bobby Lee Cook Practical Legal Symposium will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center.  The symposium will include a panel on practical legal issues. This year’s panelists include:  Frank Strickland, Jack Slover, Anita Wallace Thomas, and John Kitch.

Mr. Strickland is the founding partner of Strickland Lewis Brockington, practicing in the fields of education law and election law.  He served as Chairman of the Legal Services Corporation from 2003-10.  He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia since 1985, president of the Atlanta Bar Association, and a member of the Governor’s Judicial Nominating Commission, in addition to numerous other positions of civic and legal profession leadership.

Mr. Slover, is a partner in Slover Prieto Marigliano Holbert, following years as a name partner in the state-wide firm Hall, Booth, Smith and Slover.  He has tried more than 350 cases to verdict in both state and federal courts.  His trial experience has encompassed a wide variety of subjects, but his practice concentrates in professional negligence and catastrophic injury cases.

Ms. Wallace is a partner at Nelson Mullins, one of the prominent law firms in the Southeast.  She has been the Chair of the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners, a board member of the National Association of Women Lawyers, and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Mercer Law School, in addition to other offices of extensive community service and leadership.  She has served as lead counsel in more than 50 jury trials, and has served as counsel in the complicated Multi-District Litigation cases.

Mr. Kitch has been a sole practitioner in Nashville, Tennessee, for much of his career and has recently become Of Counsel to the Nashville firm, Cornelius & Collins.  He is a former president of the Nashville Bar Association, and has been an active member of various Tennessee Bar Association sections and programs.  In 1997 the American Bar Association named him the Sole practitioner of the Year, the first year the award was presented.  He has successfully represented clients in a broad range of general practice matters during his career.

For more information, please contact Alumni Director Virginia Arnold at varnold@johnmarshall.edu.

Apr
19
Sat
2014 Youth and the Law Summit Presented by AJMLS and the Gate City Bar Association @ Blackburn Conference Center
Apr 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Youth and The Law Summit is a day-long workshop presented in partnership with the Gate City Bar Association that introduces minority middle and high school students to the law through an examination of emerging issues such as cyber bullying, first amendment freedom of expression, and racial profiling.  This year we will focus on the topic “Stand Your Ground.” For more information on the event, please contact the Director of the Office of Pro Bono and Experiential Learning at rturner@johnmarshall.edu or call (404) 872-3593 ext. 251.

SBA to Host Barrister’s Ball at The Biltmore Ballrooms, April 19 @ The Biltmore Ballrooms
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 11:00 pm

Each spring the Student Bar Association hosts the Barrister’s Ball for the law school community as an opportunity to take a break from classes and enjoy an evening socializing with classmates, professors, alumni and friends. This year will be no different! The SBA will hold this year’s ball at The Biltmore Ballrooms on April 19, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year, students, faculty and staff tickets are free. Guest and alumni tickets will be on sale for $20. There is no RSVP needed to attend, but attendees will be required to pick up their tickets and pay for guests tickets prior to the day of the event. The dress code is Black Tie optional. For more information, please contact SBA Secretary Amber Reed at ahreed@johnmarshall.edu.

Apr
26
Sat
Prospective Student Information Session @ Blackburn Conference Center
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Students interested in attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School are invited to learn more about the school, meet professors, students and key staff at our Prospective Student Open House 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 26, 2014. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. To RSVP to this event, fill out the form below. For additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 261. The Office of Admissions looks forward to meeting you and your guests as we share all that John Marshall has to offer.

RSVP to AJMLS Open House

To RSVP for the upcoming Open House event, please complete the form below. An Admissions representative will follow up with you shortly after your submission.
May
16
Fri
Join the Law School for a Farewell Reception for Dean Lynn @ Blackburn Conference Center
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – May 16 @ 8:00 pm

After a stellar career shepherding Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School into a new era of achievement, Dean Richardson Lynn is retiring. Effective July 1, 2014, the law school will welcome Malcolm L. Morris as its new dean. Before Dean Lynn leaves, the law school will show its appreciation by hosting a farewell reception to celebrate his career at John Marshall.

The students, faculty, staff and alumni of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School are cordially invited to a farewell reception honoring Dean Lynn on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center. Please join us as we thank Dean Lynn for his years of service to the law school and congratulate him on his retirement! Please RSVP to Associate Dean Michelle Harris via email at mharris@johnmarshall.edu.

Bowtie optional.

May
17
Sat
Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony @ Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center
May 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to announce the 2014 Commencement Exercises will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.  The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. and tickets are not needed for entrance.  For more information regarding the venue, including parking, please visit www.atlantaciviccenter.com.

Jun
3
Tue
Office of Admissions Welcomes its Upcoming 1Ls at the Accepted Student Reception @ Blackburn Conference Center
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 8:30 pm

The Office of Admissions at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) will hold an Accepted Student Reception to welcome the law school’s newly accepted students. The reception will be Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center.

The Accepted Student Reception will begin at 6 p.m. and include dinner, mock opening and closing statements presented by current AJMLS students, an in-depth alumni panel, and the opportunity to interact with key department representatives.  Registration and campus tours will begin at 5 p.m. Business casual dress is requested.

At AJMLS, students enjoy small class sizes taught by highly-skilled legal professionals, an actively-involved alumni network, a nationally-ranked Pro Bono and Experiential Learning Program, and a wide array of student organization options.

Our students come for law school, but find a community.  We look forward to welcoming the newest members of our community at the upcoming Accepted Student Reception. To RSVP, please complete the below form or contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@johnmarshall.edu or (404) 872-3593, ext. 261.

Accepted Student Reception

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