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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

Location

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.)
LL.M. in Employment Law (Online)
LL.M. in American Legal Studies (Online)
LL.M. for the Practice of Law in the U.S. (Resident)

2014 – 2015 Enrollment*

 Total 604
FT 372
PT 232
Male 261
Female 343
Minority 50%
2013 Student/Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Graduation Rate 2013-2014: 76%

Profile of 2014 Entering Class*

Number of Completed Applicants 1311
Applicants Accepted 706
Entering Class Size 215
AJMLS 173
SLS 42
Part Time Class Size 62
Gender
  Female 59%
  Male 41%
Residency
  Georgia Res. 73%
  Non-Georgia Res. 27%
Minority Enrollment 51%
Median Age, FT 24
Median Age, PT 32

LSAT/GPA Entering Class*

75% Median 25%
LSAT 151 148 146
GPA 3.21 2.9 2.63

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

 July ‘13 Total   Feb ’14 Total
No. first time takers 146 62
Pass rate—First time 67.1% 64.5%
State first time pass rate 88.8% 75.2%

Faculty and Administration

Full Time 77
Male 38
Female 39
Minority 21
Adjunct 24

*data collected on 8/22/14; includes AJMLS and SLS

Law Library

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

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fee schedule.

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**

 **as of 3/11/14
Placement Rates for 2013 Graduates 85.5 %
Placement (Employment) Rates
Total 2013 Graduates 234
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1
Graduates known to be employed 200
Graduates who are pursuing a graduate degree 3
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking employment 12
Graduates who are unemployed & NOT seeking employment 18
 Type of Employment
Law Firms 109 (54.5%)
Business & Industry 49 (24.5%)
Government 28 (14%)
Public Interest 6 (3%)
Judicial Clerkship 2 (1%)
Academia 4 (2%)
Unknown 2 (1%)
 Geographic Location
In State 166
Out-of-State 16
Unknown 18

Previous Placement Statistics

2014 Employment Summary Report (2013 Graduates)

2013 Employment Summary Report (2012 Graduates)

2012 Employment Summary Report (2011 Graduates)

2013 Standard 509 Information Report

2013 Scholarship Retention Data Worksheet

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.