March 20, 2024

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its New Lecture Hall, Student Lounge, and Study Center


On Monday, March 18, 2024, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) celebrated the grand opening of its new lecture hall, student lounge, and study center with all-day events.

“The addition of this new floor is a testament to our commitment to providing a supportive and enriching environment for all members of our community,” said Dean Jace C. Gatewood. “We believe that these new facilities will not only enhance the daily experience but also contribute significantly to academic and personal growth.”

With the acquisition of another floor in Marquis One Tower, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School now occupies floors 17-20 with floor to ceiling views of Downtown Atlanta at every turn. The build-out was an exhilarating surprise to students when they returned from spring break.

The new space includes:

  • An impressive 126-seat, state-of-the-art lecture hall named after longtime Chairman, Dr. Michael C. Markovitz.
  • A spacious student lounge: Designed for maximum comfort and convenience, the space has couches, chairs, tables, study rooms, and TV.
  • Glass-walled modern study areas: Conducive to solo or group studying, each room has a white board wall to get organized.
  • Student organization offices: The new offices provide a home base for all student organizations and the law journal.
  • A large kitchen area: Students have access to seating, refrigerators, microwaves, vending, and free coffee complimentary of their Student Bar Association.
  • Additional student-centered spaces: Students will have access to multiple printers, open study or lounge seating, and conference areas.

The Law School extends its heartfelt thanks to the facilities team for their dedicated planning and work that brought this campus expansion to fruition; as well as the many creative minds that made a huge space feel comfortable and inviting. Now complete, we look forward to welcoming the Department of Justice’s Access to Justice team as they conclude their National Law School tour at the Law School tomorrow. The new Markovitz Lecture Hall also kicks-off its opening week by hosting the Law Journal Symposium this Friday.