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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)

Quick Facts


Conveniently located in the heart of Atlanta’s thriving Midtown district.

Academic Offerings

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
3 Year Full-Time Day Program
4 Year Part-Time Day Program
4 Year Part-Time Evening Program
3 Year Honors Program in Criminal Justice
2 1/2 Year Accelerated Program (Spring Entry Only)

Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Online LL.M. in Employment Law
Online LL.M. in American Legal Studies
Resident LL.M. in American Legal Studies

2013 – 2014 Enrollment*

 Total 663
FT 416
PT 247
Male 305
Female 358
Minority 45%
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Graduation Rate 2011-2012: 70%

Profile of 2013 Entering Class*

Number of Completed Applicants 1383
Applicants Accepted 731
Entering Class Size 235
SLS 49
Part Time Class Size 75
  Female 136
  Male 99
  Georgia Res. 69%
  Non-Georgia Res. 31%
Minority Enrollment 40%
Median Age, FT 25
Median Age, PT 33

LSAT/GPA Entering Class*

75% Median 25%
LSAT 152 149 146
GPA 3.34 2.98 2.65

Application Process

Details regarding the application process can be found on our website at www.johnmarshall.edu/apply or on the Law School Admission’s Council (LSAC) website at www.lsac.org.

Bar Passage Rate

 Feb ‘13 Total   July ’12 Total
No. first time takers 43 110
Pass rate—First time 79.1% 71.82%
State first time pass rate 90.2% 83.03%

Faculty and Administration

Full Time 77
Male 38
Female 39
Minority 21
Adjunct 24

*data collected on 10/5/13; includes AJMLS and SLS

Law Library

More than 250,000 volumes
Wireless internet access throughout library
Lexis/Nexis, WestLaw

Tuition and Fees 2013-2014 Academic Year

The schedule for tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic year is as follows:


1L FT                                                                                                     $18,675 per semester

1L PT                                                                                                     $11,205 per semester

2L FT                                                                                                     $18,675 per semester

2L PT                                                                                                     $11,205 per semester

3L FT                                                                                                     $18,270 per semester

3L PT                                                                                                     $10,962 per semester

4L PT                                                                                                     $10,962 per semester

Academic Success Program Fee (Fall Semester Only)

3L FT                                                                                                     $805.00 Fall semester only

3L PT                                                                                                     $605.00 Fall semester only

4L PT                                                                                                     $740.00 Fall semester only

Technology Fee                                                                                    $395.00 per academic year

Graduation Fee (Billed Fall 3rd/4th year)                                             $200.00 Fall semester only

Student Health Insurance Premium **                                                  $1,160.00 per academic year

Late Registration Fee                                                                            $100.00

Installment Payment Application Fee (per semester)                            $75.00

Late Installment Payment Fee                                                                $75.00

Transcript Fee                                                                                       $5.00

NSF Item Fee                                                                                        $35.00

SBA Dues (set by SBA)                                                                       $183.00 Fall semester only

*Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, tuition will be billed at a flat rate for the Fall and Spring Semesters (full-time students taking 12-16 credit hours; part-time students taking 7-11 credit hours). Students taking more than 16 credit hours will be billed the FT flat rate for their year in school plus a per credit hour charge for each credit above 16 credits. For students taking less than 7 credit hours, the billing will be invoiced on a per credit hour charge.

Winter Intersession, Summer Intersession and Summer semester tuition will be billed on a per credit hour basis. The per credit hour charge for 1st and 2nd year students is $1,245; for 3rd and 4th year students it is $1,218 per credit hour. *Subject to change

Tuition and Fees Payment

Tuition is due and owing at the time of registration each semester. Any student who has an outstanding balance owing from previous semesters will not be permitted to register for the current semester. Exceptions to this payment policy are made for students who have been approved for participation in the installment payment program and students who have been approved for a federal student loan and are awaiting its receipt. The law school will not release a student’s official transcript for any purpose unless the student is current in his or her financial obligations to the school.

Financial Aid Information

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School students are eligible to receive Title IV aid from the Department of Education. The AJMLS School Code is: G31733. Students may apply for Federal Student loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the WEB at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This may be done beginning January 1 of each year. In order to ensure the student’s aid package is completed prior to the beginning of each fall, the student will need to complete the FAFSA by June 1 of each year. Each student interested in receiving such aid will need to have his or her taxes completed in order to better assist the student with the completion of the FAFSA.

All students who have a completed FAFSA are eligible to receive Federal Stafford Loans. The maximum amount that a student is eligible to receive each year is $20,500 in the Unsubsidized Stafford loan based on the information received from the FAFSA. Further information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Students may also apply for Graduate PLUS loans to assist with educational expenses. This is a federal loan for graduate students that can cover the remaining cost of attendance not covered by the Stafford loans. Graduate PLUS loans are based on credit readiness, which is determined by a lender. Further details of the Graduate PLUS loans available can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Placement Statistics

Placement Rates for 2012 Graduates 88.1 %
Placement (Employment) Rates
Total 2012 Graduates 177
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0
 Graduates known to be employed 156
Graduates who are pursuing a graduate degree 3
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking employment 4
Graduates who are unemployed & NOT seeking employment 14
 Type of Employment
Law Firms 95
Business & Industry 33
Government 14
Public Interest 6
Judicial Clerkship 4
Academia 3
Unknown 1
 Geographic Location
In State 131
Out-of-State 7
Unknown 0

Previous Placement Statistics

2012 Placement Statistics

2011 Placement Statistics

2010 Placement Statistics

2009 Placement Statistics

Consumer Information

To access the law school’s consumer information disclosure report, click here.

Internet Job Links

complete list of internet job and career information links is available. It includes six full pages of career related websites for all areas of interest.