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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)

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit the following materials:

  1. A complete, signed, and dated or electronically submitted application
  2. A 2-3 page personal statement (as an electronic attachment with the application or as an e-mail attachment to admissions@johnmarshall.edu).
  3. A reportable Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. Applicants for the spring 2014 entering class must take the LSAT no later than the December 2013 test administration. Applicants for the fall 2014 entering class must take the LSAT no later than the June 2014 test administration, and are encouraged to register for an earlier administration.
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Applicants must request that the transcripts be sent directly to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). All applicants must register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and have a CAS Report sent to AJMLS.
  5. Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s character, academic ability, and potential for successful completion of a rigorous law school program. Letters may be sent to LSAC to be included with the CAS report, or mailed directly to AJMLS.

The Office of Admissions prefers and recommends the use of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) for application and document processing. Students who are unable to utilize the LSAC service may submit their downloaded application and documents electronically or via mail.  Regardless of submission method, all applicants are considered equally based upon their application materials.

If you are disabled or have difficulty accessing the LSAC website or our website, please call the Office of Admissions for assistance at (404) 872-3593.  Please note that the LSAC website is not currently accessible for visually impaired applicants using screen readers. However, you may call the LSAC technical support services at (215) 968-1393 for assistance in completing the application through the LSAC website.

Application Deadline

The law school accepts applications year round and does not have application deadlines; however, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in order to complete the admissions process in a timely manner and to ensure consideration prior to the class becoming full.

LSAT/CAS

All applicants are required to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and to have their test scores reported to the law school. The score must be no more than five years old at the time an application is considered by the Admissions Committee. The LSAT is offered four times a year at numerous locations around the World. LSAT registration information may be obtained online at www.lsac.org. You may also call LSAC at (215) 968-1001 or write to them at 662 Penn Street P.O. Box 8508 Newton, PA 18940-8508.

Applicants are required to register with LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) to have test results and transcripts processed and sent to the law school. CAS supplies the law school with a report summarizing the applicant’s academic profile, LSAT score(s), transcripts, writing samples, and letters of recommendation (if the applicant chooses to send them via CAS). For information regarding CAS or to check their report status, applicants may contact LSAC directly at (215) 968-1001 or LSACinfo@lsac.org.

Reapplication

Students who previously attended Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS), and have not been in attendance at AJMLS for more than one year, must complete the admissions process in the same manner as any other applicant. To be eligible for readmission, the former student must meet all admissions standards applicable at the time of reapplication. It is essential that all time and activity since the student’s previous enrollment be accounted for in the new application.