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


Requirements for Passing the Georgia Bar Exam: Mandatory for May Graduates @ Blackburn Conference Center Auditorium
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

graduationThe Georgia Office of Bar Admissions Director, Sally Lockwood, and Bar Examiner, John Sammon, will review the requirements for the Georgia Bar Exam and Essay II for the July 2015 Bar exam. They will provide direction on what is required to pass the bar exam in Georgia.

Attendance is mandatory for May 2015 graduates

MPRE Workshop @ Room 709
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Attention AJMLS Students: The Office of Academic Achievement is hosting the annual MPRE Workshop, which will be facilitated by Dean Scott Boone.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

1:00pm -4:00pm

Room 709

Kindly direct your questions to Professor Erika Walker-Cash at ewalker-cash@johnmarshall.edu

Law Journal Symposium @ State Bar of Georgia Building
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

John Marshall Law Journal, in conjunction with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC), presents the 2015 Dean Robert D’Agostino Symposium which will focus on “Decreasing Youth Incarceration  through Quality Juvenile Defense.” The Symposium will be held at the State Bar of Georgia building on March 9, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s Symposium will address the overreliance on youth incarceration in the United States and discuss how defenders can work with juvenile justice system stakeholders to reduce youth confinement. Topic areas include: disposition advocacy to reduce youth incarceration, post-adjudication appeals to decrease youth incarceration, post-disposition advocacy, and the defense role in raising racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile confinement. The full Symposium itinerary will become available closer to the event.


The 2015 Symposium will present papers from the following authors:

Sandra Simkins, Director of Clinical Programs, Rutgers School of Law-Camden; Laura Cohen, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Criminal & Youth Justice Clinic, Rutgers School of Law-Newark; Jerrod Thompson-Hicks, Senior Attorney, Second Chances Project, Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights; Lisa Geis, DC Law Students In Court Program; Jacqueline Bullard, Deputy Defender, Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender, Fourth District; Ellen Marrus, George Butler Research Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center.

CLE credit is available for registrants through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.


Registration fee includes 5 CLE credits, 1 Professionalism CLE credit, light refreshments and full lunch.

Early Registration (prior to February 13, 2015): $100.00
Late Registration (February 13, 2015 to March 4, 2015): $125.00
Walk-in Registration (March 9, 2015) $125.00 (Lunch not included)

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-Chair Glenda Mitchell; AJMLS-LJ Editor-in-Chief Brandy Porter; or NJDC Senior Staff Attorney & Policy Advocate  Nadia Seeratan.

Spring Break (No Classes) @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day
Accepted Student Day @ Blackburn Conference Center at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Office of Admissions will host an Accepted Student Reception on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00PM in the Blackburn Conference Center, located across the street from the law school. This event is a great opportunity for incoming 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 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.

Business casual attire

Accepted Student Reception

  • Please indicate how many guests will be joining you for the Accepted Student Reception.

6th Annual Public Interest Law Society Fundraising Auction @ King & Spalding
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

downloadThe Public Interest Law Society  invites you to the 6th annual Public Interest Law Society (PILS) Fundraising Auction.
The PILS auction will take place on March 27th, 2015 from 7:00pm-10:00pm at King & Spalding.

This years theme is “Vegas Nights”. There will be casino games, silent/live auctions, music, free food, and drinks.

Donations and proceeds will help raise funds for the Renata Turner Public Interest Scholarship which provides grants to students who are interested in summer internships. Priority will be given to those students who have elected to work in the public interest field.

Even if you are unable to make a donation, we do hope that you will consider attending the PILS Auction. If you have any questions, Please reach out to our Public Outreach Chair, Danielle Douglas, dfdouglas@johnmarshall.edu.

See you there!


Final Installment of the Spring Professionalism Series @ Blackburn Conference Center Auditorium
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dear Students,
We would like to invite each of you to attend the final installment of the Professionalism Series for the Spring semester. The program will take place on Thursday, April 2nd, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m at the Blackburn Conference Center Auditorium, and Attorney General Sam Olens will be the featured speaker. While attendance is mandatory for first-year students who are full time, we encourage all students to attend.
If you are a first-year student, please remember to sign in at the registration desk in the lobby of the Blackburn Conference Center before the program begins. You do not need to wear business attire for this program; however, we ask that your appearance reflect the high standard of professionalism that is expected of all members of the AJMLS Community.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at studentservices@johnmarshall.edu. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!

SBA to Host Masquerade Barrister’s Ball at Opera Nightclub, April 11 @ Opera Nightclub
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 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 Opera Nightclub on April 11, 2015 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 theme for this year will be masquerade. For more information, please contact SBA Secretary Meaghan Eustice at maeustice@johnmarshall.edu.

Online ticket sales ended 12:00PM 4/6/15.

Women in Law Day: Developing & Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Front building sign of Blackburn Conference Center at Atlanta's John Marshall Law SchoolAJMLS Students:

Join us at the Blackburn Conference Center and gain practical advice from judges about balancing your life and career. At the event a panel of distinguished judges will answer questions about how they balance a busy career with life outside of the courtroom.

Featuring Judges Turner, Shoob, and Tusan

Refreshments will be served

1L Professionalism Credit Available

Sponsored By: John Marshall’s GAWL and BLSA

Prospective Student Information Session @ Blackburn Conference Center at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

sealAt 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 an information session 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 one of our faculty members.

The information session will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015. 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.
Final Exam Period @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Apr 30 – May 14 all-day
First Day of Summer Intersession @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
May 18 all-day
Commencement Exercises @ Georgia World Congress Center, Sidney Marcus Auditorium
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

graduationAtlanta’s John Marshall Law School proudly hosts its 2015 Spring Commencement:

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Georgia World Congress Center, Sidney Marcus Auditorium

Commencement Speaker: Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, Georgia State Bar Association President

Information for Guests

  • Parking is available at the GWCC. Additionally, MARTA has a stop near the facility.
  • The auditorium will open at approximately 12:50pm for seating of family and guests. Once the music for the processional begins at approximately 1:30pm, family and guests will not be seated until after the invocation has been completed. The ushers will not make any exceptions to this policy and will notify late guests when they may be seated.
  • Concession stands are available at the GWCC in between buildings A and B.
  • There will be a small reception immediately following the ceremony in room A412 for the graduates, their guests, and AJMLS faculty/staff/volunteers.

Information for Graduates

  • There will be an area set aside for the storage of personal belongings and robing in room A411. Only graduates, AJMLS Staff/Volunteers will be allowed in this area (no exceptions). Security will be provided.
  • All graduates must be in the Auditorium at 11:30am for commencement practice, then robed and in place for the class photo by 12:30pm, location to be announced during the 11:30am practice.
  • Class line-up for the processional will begin at 1:00pm, once the processional begins at 1:30pm, no graduates will be permitted to enter the line, please be on time.
  • Immediately following the ceremony, graduates must return to the robing room to receive their diploma. Graduates must ensure they have completed their Financial Aid Exit Counseling and Career Services Graduate Interview to receive their diploma.
  • There are no tickets for the event and no limit on the number of guests per graduate. However, if you foresee your personal guest count to exceed 25, kindly reach out to Dean Michelle Harris so that she may keep track of the number of estimated attendees.
Memorial Day (School Closed) @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
May 25 all-day
First Day of Summer Semester @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
May 26 all-day
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves – Alumni Outing
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm

baseballTake this opportunity to network with fellow alumni while enjoying one of America’s favorite pastimes, baseball!!!

Bring your friends and family and join us for a game and tailgate at Turner Field, on Saturday, June 6, 2015, as we watch the Atlanta Braves take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The game starts at 7:15 P.M.
The tailgate will take place in the Green parking lot starting at 5:30 P.M. (Look for the blue & white balloons). Food and soft drinks will be provided.

JMLS has purchased a block of tickets for the game so alumni and their guests may sit together in one section. Tickets are $38.00 apiece (with $10 added value for concessions) and Green Lot parking tickets are available at $10.00 (limited availability).

Please purchase tickets online on the Alumni Giving Page or by contacting the Alumni Office at 404-872-3593, ext. 287 or varnold@johnmarshall.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Independence Day (School Closed) @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Jul 3 all-day
Final Exam Period @ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Jul 16 – Jul 23 all-day