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Academic Requirements

Admission to the Honors Program in Criminal Justice requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students in a senior year undergraduate standing may be considered for admission provided their degree will be conferred prior to law school matriculation. The Admissions Committee seeks to enroll a select, well-qualified and diverse class each year. Admission to the Honors Program will be selective and the workload challenging.

In addition to the candidate’s academic record and standardized test results, the Admissions Committee will examine with particular care those factors which indicate a high probability for success in honors law study. Such factors include, demonstrated personal and professional achievements; the capacity for rigorous intellectual study; the self discipline demanded by the profession; and a commitment to be of service to the profession and society as a whole.

The Admissions Committee considers, in addition to the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and the undergraduate grade point average, the following factors:

  • The college or university as well as the discipline in which the candidate’s degree was earned.
  • Academic and professional accomplishments following the award of the first degree.
  • Leadership, community service, entrepreneurship, and positions of trust, confidence, and responsibility held since learning the first degree.
  • Personal references that can attest to the candidate’s capacity to successfully undertake a rigorous program in the study of law and to contribute positively to the profession and to society.

Because precise measurement of the factors is impossible, the Committee exercises reasonable discretion in applying them to each candidate. Candidates should keep in mind that the Committee will not undertake a review of any application until that applicant’s file is complete with all the required documentation.

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School encourages diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, disability, color, or religious belief in any of its programs or activities.