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Graduate and Professional Programs John Marshall Law School

  • Chicago, IL
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 49%51%
    student ratio
  • 1,466
    total students
  • $43,950 | $43,950
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 72%
    acceptance rate
  • 19 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered



The John Marshall Law School is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's financial and commercial districts. With an enrollment of more than 1,500 students, the law school offers a one-of-a-kind experience in Chicago's iconic Loop. Located just steps from shopping, restaurants, nightlife, museums, and transportation John Marshall is truly in the middle of it all.

John Marshall understands that every student has different needs. That is why it continues to offer as many scheduling options for its students as possible. John Marshall remains one of the only law schools in the country that offers both Fall and Spring start dates, as well as full-time, part-time, evening, and online enrollment options.

Chicago's Practice-Ready Law School

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is one of the first law schools in the nation to establish a comprehensive experiential learning program that gives students the hands-on skills that will make them practice ready from the day they graduate. The experiential learning experience is a three-credit graduation requirement that students must meet sometime during their last three semesters of law school. John Marshall offers a tremendous variety of clinical and externship opportunities through its nationally recognized clinical programs and connections with the legal community in Chicago and beyond. John Marshall students have been gaining hands-on experience for 20 years through the Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic. In addition, in the past five years, the law school has added a Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, a Business Enterprise Law Clinic, a Pro Bono Clinic, a Human Rights Clinic, and a Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Clinic.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

John Marshall has undertaken several renovation projects the past few years with the goal of offering state-of-the-art facilities to its students. The law school converted more than 3,600 square feet of first-floor retail space into a new student commons, cafeteria, and main entrance onto Chicago's iconic State Street, a main downtown thoroughfare. A specially designed glass and steel staircase off the lobby gives students access to the renovated student lounge area on the second floor. This major renovation project was selected for inclusion in the 2013 American School and University Educational Interiors Showcase, a premier competition honoring interiors excellence.

The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) also benefited from a major renovation. The clinic is located in a 5,300-square-foot space, which was specifically designed to focus on the needs of veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder. With the renovation, the veterans free legal clinic is the largest law school facility in the U.S. designed to meet veterans' needs.

Encouraging Diversity

Diversity and opportunity have been guiding ideals at The John Marshall Law School for more than 110 years. The first woman graduated from John Marshall in 1903. The first African-American graduated in 1904. And the first Hispanic graduated in 1912. John Marshall believes that, for lawyers to truly benefit society, the legal profession must embody a community that celebrates its own multiplicity while remaining dedicated to the pursuit of justice and upholding the rule of law for all people everywhere. For that reason, the law school remains committed to recruiting and supporting minority and otherwise under-represented students and considers the diversity of its student body to be a hallmark of its success.

As a pioneer in diversity, John Marshall Law School continues to lead the way. Students participate in more than 50 student organizations including the Black Law Students Association, the Latino Law Students Association, the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and the Gay & Lesbian Legal Alliance. Students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and participate in special events hosted by Phi Alpha Delta and the Student Veterans of America. Additionally, all students are encouraged to get involved with John Marshall's Student Bar Association.

Nationally Ranked Programs

The John Marshall Law School is proud to continue to offer nationally ranked programs to its students. Specialty programs climbed in the legal rankings of the 2014 U.S. News and World Report Best Grad Schools. The legal writing program is ranked 2nd in the nation, and the intellectual property law program is now ranked 12th. It is programs like these that help make students ready to practice from day one.

Distance Education

The John Marshall Law School is also on track to offer one of the largest catalogs of online courses in the nation. John Marshall is investing in distance education in ways unseen at many other law schools. Students now have a full 15 hours of online courses to choose from as the school leads the charge in J.D. online course offerings. Its online J.D. courses are produced in an in-house studio and in the field under the direction of media, instructional, and resource specialists who, in concert with faculty members, oversee both the production quality, as well as the course content. Although J.D. students have limits on the number of graduate courses they can take, John Marshall already offers 44 courses online from which any J.D. student can choose. Courses such as Entertainment Law, Video Game Law, and Constitutional and Military Law are just a few of the many available now.

Location & Contact

Graduate and Professional Programs

John Marshall Law School

315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604-3968
United States

Mr. John Corkery


Phone: 312-427-2737

Mr. William Powers

Associate Dean of Admission and Student Affairs

Phone: 800-537-4280
Fax: 312-427-5136

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Law Juris Doctor (JD)
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Laws (JD/LL M)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
    • International Business And Trade Master of Laws (LL M)
    • Real Estate Master of Laws (LL M)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Global Legal Studies Master of Laws (LL M)
    • Estate Planning Master of Laws (LL M)
    • Intellectual Property Master of Laws (LL M)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Employee Benefits Master of Laws (LL M)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Trial Advocacy Master of Laws (LL M)
    • Information Technology And Privacy Law Master of Laws (LL M)
    • Taxation Master of Laws (LL M)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Information Technology Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 81
    • Doctoral Degrees 445
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 2,694
    • Accepted 1,956
    • Acceptance Rate 72
    • Enrolled 419
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesJD
    • Doctoral's DegreesLSAT
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$43,950
    • Out-of-state tuition *$43,950
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$124.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1466
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1466
    • Part-time Percentage29%
    • Full-time Percentage71%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino10%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian65%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown6%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty203
    • Full-time Percentage35%
    • Part-time Percentage65%
    • Female Percentage37%
    • Male Percentage63%




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