Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Alan Boyer
Application deadline August 12
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 48.7% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 2.82
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 150

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 50.5%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-152
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.5-3.14
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 2.79
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 150

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 40.1%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-153
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.53-3.2
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 2.89
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 150

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered N/A
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
The Externship Program provides the opportunity to apply the substantive knowledge learned in class to the actual practice of law. Second and third year students earn academic credit while working in corp. legal depts., govt. agencies, judicial, and pro bono orgs; Micronesian summer externship prog.Full-time students may and part-time students must register for classes in the Summer Session.

 

Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
dispute resolution international law
environmental law tax law
health care law trial advocacy

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 101
Seminars 9
Positions available in seminars 138
Positions available in simulation courses 0
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 0
Student activities (as provided by the school)
John Marshall Law Journal; AAJ Comp.; Bill Daniel Mock Trial Comp.; Nat’l. Moot Court Comp.; Intra-State Moot Court Comp.; Frederick Douglass Moot Court Comp.; ABA Client Int. & Counsel. Comp.; Student Bar Assoc.; Black Law Student Bar Assoc.; GA Assoc. of Women Lawyers, Phi Alpha Delta, Federalist and American Con. Law Societies,Public Defender Law Society, Student Animal Leg. Def. Fund.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 49
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 71
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 0
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 0
Full-time students involved in field placements 70
Full-time students involved in law journals 21
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 35
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 7

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 46
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 17
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 0
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 0
Part-time students involved in field placements 7
Part-time students involved in law journals 6
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 10
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 3

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 13.9:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 53
Full-time minority faculty 27.5%
Part-time minority faculty 15.4%
Total faculty 56
Total faculty (men) 46.4%
Total faculty (women) 53.6%
Total faculty (minorities) 25.0%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

RNP in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.4
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 1.5
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.52-3.16
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 2.82
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-152
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 150
Acceptance rate 48.7% – High
Student-faculty ratio 13.9:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 34.3% – Low
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.6% – High
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 59.3% – Low
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar GA
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 83.6%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 732

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 528

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 204

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 1.1%
Second-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 0.9%
Female students discontinuing law school N/A

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Felice Lane
Financial aid phone (404) 872-3593
Financial aid application deadline July 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $1,128 per credit
Part-time: $1,128 per credit
Room and board $10,920
Books $2,520
Miscellaneous expenses $9,965
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 4.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.0%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 1.5%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $6,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $6,000–$22,931
Full-time students receiving grants 5.5%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 1.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.0%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 3.4%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $22,325
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $18,975–$23,015
Part-time students receiving grants 4.4%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $138,819
Proportion who borrowed 90.9%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 28,711
Microform titles 113,110
Electronic titles 34,513
Other non-book titles 558
Total titles 176,892
Volumes (excluding microforms) 100,609
Volume equivalent microforms 169,143
Total volumes and volume equivalents 269,752
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 86
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 80
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 6
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 80
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 9
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 30
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 30
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 30
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 4

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 4
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 12
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 16
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 13
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 4
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 26,400
Total seats available for library users 212
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) Atlanta’s JMLS is housed in a 9-story bldg. connected to 3 add’l. floors in an adjoining bldg. in Midtown Atlanta with attached covered parking deck. Classrooms are equipped with AV facilities, including closed-circuit TV for recording student learning exercises and digital projection machines. The Library encompasses 3 floors of the building and includes private study and student computer labs.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar GA
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 59.3% – Low
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 83.6%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 166
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 34.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.6%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 34.3%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.0%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 65.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.6%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 7.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.0%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $57,800
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $72,750
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 6%
Median public service starting salary $51,167

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 86%
Graduates employed out-of-state 14.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 10
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 5.3%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.7%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.7%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 92.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.3%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Seminars: Judicial Clerkship, Hiring Attorney, Interview Prep, Dress for Success, Dining Etiquette, Mock Interviews, Resume Workshops, Small/Solo, Federal, Career Day, and practice specific; Career counseling; Orientation; Job Fairs: Judicial Clerkship, Public Interest, Prosecutor, Atlanta Minority, Intellectual Property, Atlanta Legal Hiring Conference, SEMJF; Job Posting Website.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 39.1%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 101.8%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 32.5%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 72.2%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 7.8%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 92.3%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 12.0%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 65.0%