John Marshall Law School

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The John Marshall Law School is a law school in Chicago, Illinois, that was founded in 1899 and accredited by the American Bar Association in 1951. The school was named for the influential nineteenth century U.S. Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall. The John Marshall Law School offers programs for both part-time and full-time students, with both day and night classes available, and by offering January enrollment, choices most law schools no longer offer. John Marshall is located in Chicago's central financial and legal district, most commonly known as The Loop. It is across the street from the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, which houses the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and about four blocks from the Daley Center, which houses the Cook County Courts. It is also next door to the Chicago Bar Association.

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John Marshall Law School Admissions

John Marshall Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 74% of its applicants. Comparatively, Johnmarshal Chicago is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 1764 1291 (73.19%) 334 (18.9%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.75 3.08 3.36
LSAT 145 147 151

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $45,780 $45,780
Part Time $32,127 $32,127

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $26,814
  • Living at home: $26,814

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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John Marshall Law School Community

John Marshall Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Johnmarshal Chicago is Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 47
  • Part Time: 164


  • # Female Faculty: 72
  • # Minority Faculty: 17


21.7 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

John Marshall Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. John Marshall Law School 1L section size is 19% larger than law schools in Illinois and 28% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

John Marshall Law School: 204
Illinois Average: 166
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 2072
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 460

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 124
  • Law Journals: 202
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 17.1%
  • Second Year: 3.6%
  • Third Year: 0.3%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

John Marshall Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The John Marshall Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 89% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 92.8%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 59.0%
  • Business: 21.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Illinois: 88%
  • Indiana: 2%
  • California: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 92.8%
  • First Time Takers: 389
  • Average School: 84.5%
  • Average State: 85.4%
  • Pass Difference: -0.9%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Illinois: 85.4%
  • Passed: 305 of 361 (84.5%)
  • State Average: 85.4%
  • Difference: -0.9%