The AJMLS Mission

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School provides the opportunity for legal education to both traditional and non-traditional students who show promise of making positive contributions to the profession, legal system or society. We are dedicated to preparing highly skilled, ethical, and professional lawyers who possess a strong social conscience.

Within a diverse environment, the law school seeks to achieve its mission by pursuing the following goals:

  1. Offer an intellectually rigorous academic program, including opportunities for professional skills education;
  2. Provide access to a high-quality program of legal education for all qualified applicants by maintaining a flexible program of full-time and part-time law study;
  3. Instill in students the highest sense of the professionalism and ethical and moral responsibilities required of members of the legal profession;
  4. Prepare students to anticipate and adapt to future developments in the law;
  5. Promote the continuous development of a law faculty dedicated to achieving the highest standards of classroom teaching, scholarship that informs their teaching, and service to the legal community.
  6. Offer academic support programs to students from diverse educational backgrounds;
  7. Encourage students to engage in pro bono activities and to provide legal services to historically underserved communities upon their admission to the Bar;
  8. Engage in ongoing self-assessment to ensure that the institution is meeting its stated goals