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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

  • Please indicate how many guests will be joining you for the Accepted Student Reception.
Jun
6
Fri
Alumni Reception at Georgia Bar Annual Meeting @ Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Alumni Reception at Georgia Bar Annual Meeting @ Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Aug
14
Thu
New Student Orientation for the 2014-2015 Academic Year @ Blackburn Conference Center
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm

As we move closer to the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, the Office of Student Services at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is eager to welcome incoming students at the 2014 New Student Orientation. The orientation will be held across the street from the law school at its Blackburn Conference Center, on Thursday, August 14, 2014 and will conclude on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Specific days and times have been designated for full-time day, part-time day, and part-time evening students. All students should expect to receive a comprehensive orientation designed to prepare them for a challenging and rewarding law school experience.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Full-time and Part-time Day Students
9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Part-time Evening Students
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Community Service and Help Day (all students)
Times vary depending on the project students select

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Full-time and Part-time Students (day and evening)
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

More information about the upcoming New Student Orientation is available online or students are welcome to contact the Office of Student Services at studentservices@johnmarshall.edu.

Aug
18
Mon
First Day of Fall Semester @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Aug 18 all-day
Sep
1
Mon
Labor Day Holiday (School Closed) @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Sep 1 all-day
Sep
17
Wed
Professor Karsai to be Inaugural Presenter at the 2014 AJMLS Scholarship Presentation Program @ Blackburn Conference Center
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join the law school in its first scholarship presentation of the academic year as Professor Liza Karsai speaks to faculty, students, and prospective students.  The lecture will be held in the Seminar Room of the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. This event also signifies Professor Karsai’s return to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School since her departure for the University of Edinburgh in England to earn her LL.M. degree.

Professor Karsai has graciously agreed to be our inaugural presenter for the 2014-2015 season. Having spent an entire year at the University of Edinburgh, she is going to take us with her on a journey through that experience — much of which was spent in one of the greatest archives of common-law legal history in the world. For this presentation, Professor Karsai will discuss the allure, methodology, and challenges of archival research. Although the presentation will focus on the experience of conducting historical research – and the serendipity of historical discoveries — attention also will be given to the substantive legal research.

More about Professor Karsai

Professor Karsai was promoted to the tenured faculty at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in 2013; was selected as the John Marshall inaugural Formal Faculty Exchange Scholar with Georgia State University College of Law in Fall 2012; and her thesis advisor was the world-renowned Professor John Cairns who has mentored some of the most successful LL.M. and Ph.D. diplomats of our age.  Professor Cairns was so impressed by Professor Karsai’s intellect, energy, meticulousness, and creativity that he has encouraged her to pursue Ph.D. studies at Oxford, Cambridge, or Edinburgh.

This event is open to the entire AJMLS community. We look forward to seeing you there. Please contact Sharon Johnson with any questions regarding the event.

Character and Fitness Presentation for all July Bar Takers @ Blackburn Conference Center
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

If you are graduating in December 2014 or in May 2015, it is time to begin preparing for the Bar exam! There will be a mandatory Character and Fitness presentation on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center. The workshop will provide an overview of the fitness process, include the disclosure requirements and how to deal with negative information. The presentation will be facilitated by the Director and Assistant Director of the Georgia Bar Admissions, Ms. Sally Lockwood and Ms. Leigh Burgess.

If you do not plan to take the Georgia Bar, please consult your jurisdiction’s Bar website for the appropriate character and fitness requirements as soon as possible. Please contact either Dean D’Haene or Professor Erika Walker-Cash for additional questions.

Sep
22
Mon
3L Bar Talk and Kaplan Bar Review Hosted by the OAA @ Room 301
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
IT IS TIME TO PREPARE TO PASS THE BAR EXAM!
The Office of Academic Achievement will host a 3L Bar Talk and Kaplan Bar Review Orientation for all December 2014 & May 2015 graduates on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. and again from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Blackburn Conference Center. 2L students are welcome. Please contact the OAA with additional questions.
Oct
4
Sat
Prospective Student Information Session @ Blackburn Conference Center
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

At Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, our students come for law school but find a community. The Office of Admissions invites all students interested in pursuing a law degree to attend  our first information session of the academic year to experience our “community” firsthand. At the information session, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the school, meet professors, students and key staff. Prospective students can also expect an engaging mock class presentation taught by noted professor, Kathleen Burch.

The information session will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 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.
Oct
10
Fri
John Marshall Hosts the ABA Law Student Division Fall Leadership Summit @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School has been selected as the host school for the American Bar Association Law Student Division Fall 2014 Leadership Summit. The law school will be hosting students from across the 4th, 6th, and 10th Circuits, in addition to its own. Law schools in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North/South Carolina, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia (except George Mason University), and West Virginia will be in attendance. The summit will take place October 10th and 11th. The event and registration are FREE. Please log on to the ABA website to register.

Why should I care?
Over the summer, circuit leaders addressed two major concerns of current and past law school students.
1. Being able to receive compensation and class credit for externships, internships, etc.
2. The possibility of being able to sit for the bar exam during your last semester (6-9 hours) of law school.

Why should I attend?
You should plan to attend the Leadership Summit because, this is your FREE opportunity to:
1. Jump-start your professional network by meeting other law students and members of the bar;
2. Gain an understanding for how to best strategize and refine your educational and professional goals through practical approaches and tips from experienced attorneys;
3. Get an insider’s view of the scope and future of the legal profession and discover the secrets to finding your first legal job, internship or clerkship; and
4. Take home valuable tips and strategies for adjusting and thriving in the legal profession.

It is a huge honor to be asked to host this event, therefore attendance is strongly encouraged. If students have any questions, please contact Amber Reed who is not only the Vice President of the law school’s SBA but the American Bar Association 5th Circuit, Lt. Governor of Programming, Planning, and Initiatives. She can be reached at ahreed@johnmarshall.edu.

Oct
18
Sat
Join the OAA for an MPRE Review on October 18th @ Room 204
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Office of Academic Achievement will host an MPRE review session on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1 p.m. t0 4 p.m. in room 204 of the law school. Professor Boone will be the facilitator. Additional questions regarding the review should be directed to Dean D’Haene or Professor Walker-Cash.

Nov
19
Wed
Prospective Students Information Session @ Blackburn Conference Center
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School prides itself on providing a quality legal education to students interested in pursuing a legal degree. The law school also employs top-rated faculty to teach in small classroom environments to foster personal attention and growth. The Office of Admissions invites prospective students interested in learning more about the John Marshall experience to attend our evening information session. At the information session, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the school, meet professors, students and key staff.

The information session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 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.
Nov
26
Wed
Thanksgiving Break (School Closed) @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Nov 26 – Nov 28 all-day
Dec
1
Mon
Final Exam Period @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Dec 1 – Dec 15 all-day
Jan
5
Mon
First Day of Winter Intersession @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Jan 5 all-day
Jan
12
Mon
First Day of Spring Semester @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Jan 12 all-day
Jan
19
Mon
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (School Closed) @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Jan 19 all-day
Mar
16
Mon
Spring Break (No Classes) @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day
Apr
30
Thu
Final Exam Period @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Apr 30 – May 14 all-day
May
18
Mon
First Day of Summer Intersession @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
May 18 all-day
May
25
Mon
Memorial Day (School Closed) @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
May 25 all-day
May
26
Tue
First Day of Summer Semester @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
May 26 all-day
Jul
3
Fri
Independence Day (School Closed) @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Jul 3 all-day
Jul
16
Thu
Final Exam Period @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Jul 16 – Jul 23 all-day