Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

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Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
John Marshall logo.png
Type Private
Established 1933
Dean Malcolm L. Morris[1]
Location Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Campus Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) was founded in 1933 and is accredited by the American Bar Association. AJMLS was named for John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. AJMLS is located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia.

AJMLS offers five J.D. programs: full-time day, part-time day, part-time evening, accelerated/spring start,[2] and a full-time Honors Program in Criminal Justice (led by MacArthur Genius Fellow, Jonathan Rapping). Three LL.M. (Master of Laws) programs are offered: Employment Law (online), LL.M. for the Practice of Law in the United States (Resident), and LL.M. in American Legal Studies (Online).

In late 2011, AJMLS opened a sister school in Savannah, Georgia, named Savannah Law School.[3]

Experiential learning[edit]

The experiential learning program at AJMLS combines classroom theory with direct experience by offering students firsthand exposure to the practice of law. The for-credit program consists of legal clinics, intensive externships and other approved field placements.

Some placements involve litigation and eligible students may apply for a Third Year Practice Certificate under Georgia’s Third-Year Practice Act.[4]

  • AJMLS Fulton County Family Law Externship Clinic[5] - Participants assist litigants at the Fulton County Superior Court with matters relating to family law.
  • AJMLS Immigration Law Clinic (AILC)[6] - Students in the clinic will provide assistance to immigration clients at the Catholic Charities of Atlanta Immigration Law Clinic.
  • Experiential Tax Law Externship[7] - Practical tax law experience in a small firm setting.

Approved field placements fall under several categories including Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Civil Rights Law, Court Administration, Criminal Law Honors, Environmental Law, Family Law, Federal Agencies, Health Law, Immigration Law, Judicial Clerkships, Juvenile Law, Labor Law, Mediation Law, Municipal Agencies, Out-of-State Placements, Pro Bono Organizations, Prosecutors, Public Defenders, Real Estate Law, Sports Law, State Agencies and Tax Law.[8]

Student organizations[edit]

Students attending AJMLS may take part in many independent student organizations. These groups cover such interests as cultural diversity, academics, recreation, and professional and networking opportunities.


According to John Marshall's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 32.5% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation (excluding solo practitioners).[9] John Marshall's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 27.8%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[10]

ABA Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates[11]
Employment Status Percentage
Employed - Bar Passage Required
Employed - J.D. Advantage
Employed - Professional Position
Employed - Non-Professional Position
Employed - Undeterminable
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred
Unemployed - Not Seeking
Unemployed - Seeking
Employment Status Unknown
Total of 234 Graduates


The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at John Marshall for the 2013-2014 academic year is $62,429.[12] The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $243,361.[13]


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Coordinates: 33°47′36.35″N 84°23′16.93″W / 33.7934306°N 84.3880361°W / 33.7934306; -84.3880361