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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)

Student Outcomes & Disclosures

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School offers an ABA approved Juris Doctor (JD program, which is normally completed in three years for the full-time program and four years for the part-time program.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

JD Program
LL.M. Program

Program Cost, Financial Aid, & Completion Statistics

As of the 2011-2012 academic year, tuition and fees for the 3 year JD program total $102,170.00.  Books and supplies for the program total $3,780.00.  For more detailed information about AJMLS’s program costs, please visit http://www.johnmarshall.edu/futurestudent/admissions-aid/tuition/.

The median cumulative program debt for AJMLS graduates between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 is as follows:

  • Federal student loan debt: $ 138,819.00
  • Private student loan debt: $  10,700.00
  • Institution financial plan debt:  $0.00

For more information about financial aid opportunities, please contact Financial Aid at financialaid@johnmarshall.edu or at (404) 872-3593.

For July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, 99% of full-time AJMLS graduates completed the J.D. program in 3 years and 85% of part-time AJMLS graduates completed the J.D. program in 4 years.

*Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Conditional Scholarship Retention

Job Placement Statistics

Like all ABA-accredited law schools, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is required to survey members of its most recent graduating class to ascertain their employment status. In February of each year, law schools report this employment data to the National Association of Law Placement (NALP), the non-profit education association for law schools and legal employers which oversees the annual employment survey. The data collected reflect the employment status of each law school’s graduates as of February 15.  Law schools subsequently report this same employment data to the American Bar Association.

AJMLS was able to confirm the employment of 84.1% (111 out of 132) of its program completers who graduated September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011 (the time period set forth by NALP).  The job placement rate for these graduates, the program completers whose employment status was known, was 84.1%.  This figure was calculated using the NALP formula for calculating job placement rate.  Therefore, the 84.1% job placement rate was calculated by adding together all of the employed graduates (111) and then dividing by the number of graduates whose employment status we were able to confirm (132).  In accordance with NALP guidelines, the number of employed graduates includes all employment positions, including legal and non-legal positions, permanent and temporary positions, full-time and part-time positions, and any positions funded by AJMLS.

In addition to those employed, 1.5% of our graduates were continuing their education full-time in a degree- or certificate-granting program.

Our program prepares graduates for the following positions listed by the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

SOC Code

Occupation

O*Net

23-1011 Lawyers http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s+23-1011
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s+23-1021
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s+23-1022
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s+23-1023
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s+25-1112

The accrediting agency to which job placement data is reported is the American Bar Association, Job placement data is also reported to NALP.

To engage in the authorized practice of law in Georgia and most states and territories, an individual must pass a Bar examination and submit to a character and fitness examination.  Prospective students should contact the Board of Bar Examiners for the State of Georgia (www.gabaradmissions.org) or the relevant licensing agency for any other state(s) in which you may be interested in practicing law, to determine the relevant state licensing requirements.

For more information about AJMLS’s Career Development Department, please contact Director Ivonne Betancourt at ibetancourt@johnmarshall.edu or (404) 872-3593.

Previous Placement Statistics:

2012 Placement Statistics

2011 Placement Statistics

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