Donate to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School

Thank you for your interest in making a donation to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Donations made directly to the Law School will be used to offset tuition-based scholarships for Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School students. The Law School makes every effort to help law students financially navigate their graduate education and your donation helps that effort. If you would like to donate to a specific fund, please notate the fund in the form below. Thank you for your support!

The Law School Fund

The Law School Fund

Thanks to the ongoing support of our alumni and friends, the Law School Fund provides important resources for our students, programs, and faculty.

By giving to the Law School Fund each year, you can assist in every aspect of life at the Law School from classroom instruction, to moot court competition and mentoring programs.

You may make your gift at the form below.

Public Interest Law Society Fund

Public Interest Law Society Fund

The Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) Public Interest Law Society (PILS) hosts an annual auction. Established in 2010, the auction raises funds to support the Renata Turner Award for Public Interest Law and recognizes students who have made an extraordinary contribution to our community through public interest work and who have demonstrated an interest to continue that commitment. Through this auction, PILS hopes to increase financial support to students engaged in public interest internships. PILS ultimately assists populations who are traditionally underserved and inadequately represented by providing greater access to legal services.

Please see additional scholarships to support below

Andy Crawford Scholarship

The Andy Crawford Scholarship was established in 2011 by Pat Crawford to honor the memory of her son Andy Crawford, an AJMLS 1L student who passed away in 2010. Andy was a great friend, son, mentor, and he was a very generous and kind person. He loved being a law student and looked forward to building a career that reflected his desire to help others. Please join us in support of this scholarship fund which will honor Andy’s memory by providing scholarships to deserving AJMLS students.

Bobby Lee Cook Scholarship

The Bobby Lee Cook Scholarship was established by a very generous donation from attorney Bobby Lee Cook. Bobby Lee Cook is widely recognized for his career as a prominent trial attorney and his representation in high profile criminal trials. This fund is intended to provide scholarship money to qualifying AJMLS students. The Alumni Association hopes the value of this fund will grow through the generosity of people like you.

John E. Ryan Endowed Scholarship

This fund has been established to honor the late Dean Emeritus John E. Ryan. Scholarships awarded from this fund will go to benefit out-of-state students. The recipients will be chosen based on their potential to carry out the mission of the law school and succeed academically. John E. Ryan was known for leading AJMLS to Provisional ABA Approval in 2005. He was well known for this quote, “Raise the bar, and the students will rise to it”. This scholarship is open for students who meet the above listed criteria and who have exhibited moral character, grit, and intelligence.

Judge G. Alan Blackburn Scholarship

This fund was established by the late Judge G. Alan Blackburn’s family in his honor. Please join the Atlanta’s John Marshall community in supporting this fund and honoring Judge Blackburn’s legacy.

Melissa Hamrick Scholarship

This fund was established to honor the memory of the late Melissa Hamrick, a John Marshall law student who passed away in January 2009 from leukemia.  Melissa was smart, funny, and witty.  Although she was a student for only a short time, her adventurous spirit touched many at the law school.  This scholarship fund was established by her classmate, Tracie Henderson (’10).  Each fall, “every penny” in the fund is awarded to a deserving student in the form of a scholarship.  Please join Tracie each year in continuing to honor and support this fund, our students and Melissa’s memory.

Renata Turner Award

The Renata Turner Award recognizes students who have made extraordinary contributions to our community through public interest work and who have demonstrated an interest to continue that commitment. The Renata Turner Award is intended to defray the costs associated with performing unpaid public interest work in the legal field during the summer semester.

The Resilience Scholarship

The Resilience Scholarship is a special, need-based scholarship that was created to help ease the burden of law school and recognize extraordinary students who have overcome substantial hardships.