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Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

The study of law is exciting, dynamic, and richly rewarding both personally and professionally. At Atlanta's John Marshall Law School , the program of study is designed to prepare students to enter practice and represent people. The program is thus directed toward the acquisition and development of intellectual, analytical, and lawyering skills. From the first-year curriculum with its pre-determined set of core courses, through the third year with courses that emphasize practical skill development, the degree program is designed to promote analytical reasoning, precision in both oral and written communication, and problem solving skills. With these fundamental skills, students learn the rules of law and how to apply them in an ever-changing society. During their first year, both full-time and part-time students must enroll in and successfully complete the courses listed in the first year required program. Following the first year, students must complete the remainder of the required course load as well as a minimum number of elective courses of their own choosing. All students must take the required courses in the year and division in which they are enrolled. Elective courses may be taken in either the day or the evening by students, subject to the limitations set forth in the Academic Code and the Dean's Office Regulations. These documents may be found in the Student Handbook, a copy of which is provided to each new student at registration.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 685
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 148 - 153
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.6 - 3.26
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 71.82%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 88.1%
Tuition $36,183

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About Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

The study of law is exciting, dynamic, and richly rewarding both personally and professionally. At Atlanta's John Marshall Law School , the program of study is designed to prepare students to enter practice and represent people. The program is thus directed toward the acquisition and development of intellectual, analytical, and lawyering skills. From the first-year curriculum with its pre-determined set of core courses, through the third year with courses that emphasize practical skill development, the degree program is designed to promote analytical reasoning, precision in both oral and written communication, and problem solving skills. With these fundamental skills, students learn the rules of law and how to apply them in an ever-changing society. During their first year, both full-time and part-time students must enroll in and successfully complete the courses listed in the first year required program. Following the first year, students must complete the remainder of the required course load as well as a minimum number of elective courses of their own choosing. All students must take the required courses in the year and division in which they are enrolled. Elective courses may be taken in either the day or the evening by students, subject to the limitations set forth in the Academic Code and the Dean's Office Regulations. These documents may be found in the Student Handbook, a copy of which is provided to each new student at registration.

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 228

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

N/A

Specialty Law Programs

  • Criminal

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 76
Full-Time Faculty 49
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 5
Part-Time Faculty 22
Faculty Gender 47% Male
52% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 49% Male
51% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 57%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 26%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $36,183 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $36,183 $36,183

Financial Aid

92% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$46,598 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision:

Average Age Admitted: 30

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 148 - 153
LSAT Part-Time 146 - 152
LSAT Total 148 - 153

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.57 - 3.23
Part-Time 2.69 - 3.28
Total 2.6 - 3.26

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Resume, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Interview, Extracurricular Activities, Work Experience, State Residency

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 100%
First Time Pass Rate 72%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 83%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 50
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 88%
Average Starting Salary $55,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 63 40%
Firm Sized 11-25 9 6%
Firm Sized 26-50 1 6%
Firm Sized 101-250 1 1%
Firm Sized 251-500 1 1%
Firm Sized 501+ 3 2%
Business Industry 33 21%
Government 14 9%
Public Interest 6 4%
State Clerkship 4 3%
Academia 3 2%
Unknown Employer Type 1 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 14 8%
Unemployed, Seeking 4 2%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 3 2%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
NY 2%
FL 3%
GA 84%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School include:

  • Adam Malone - Attorney, Malone Law Office
  • Honorable Albert Rahn III - Senior Judge, Superior Court
  • Honorable James Bodiford - Chief Judge, Cobb Superior Court
  • Honorable Alvin T. Wong - Judge, State Court of DeKalb County
  • Honorable Alan Blackburn - Former Judge, Court of Appeals / Balch & Bingham

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