Since opening its doors in 1899, The John Marshall Law School has maintained a legacy of providing working professionals accessible, affordable JD and graduate law programs focused on improving candidates’ career opportunities. Today, the law school remains true to those principles in our efforts to continue redefining the opportunities of today’s degree candidates and tomorrow’s practitioners with eCourses, John Marshall’s innovative online distance education program.
The John Marshall Law School is proud to be recognized as a diverse, innovative institution, promoting excellence in all aspects of legal education. Our seven Centers for Excellence provide graduate law programs in employee benefits, information technology and privacy law, intellectual property law, international business and trade law, real estate law, tax law, and U.S. legal studies (for foreign attorneys). At the JD level, we provide one of the most comprehensive and aggressive lawyering skills training curricula in the country, including trial and appellate advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, client counseling, negotiations, and legal writing. JD students also have the opportunity to earn a certificate concentration, a joint JD/Master of Laws (LLM) from one of our Centers, or a joint JD/graduate degree through partner programs with Roosevelt University and Dominican University.
John Marshall degree candidates benefit from a combination of academic and practical instruction by full-time and practicing adjunct faculty. Students are also encouraged to gain legal experience by taking advantage of legal clinic opportunities, externships, practicum, and professional education events, and by participating in more than 20 programs specifically designed to prepare students for the bar examination. Students should also utilize the resources and expertise of the Career Services Office.