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JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Chicago, IllinoisLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1899Established Year
  1604Enrollment

John Marshall Law School: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Komal Yadav Komal Yadav
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Named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, UIC John Marshall Law School was founded in 1899, as a dynamic public independent law school in Illinois. With 69% of acceptance rate, the institution offers Juris Doctor and graduate degree programs.

Ranking

  • Ranked #146 – 192 (bottom quartile) in Best Law School, U.S News & World Report, 2020
  • Ranked #45 in Part-time Law, U.S News & World Report, 2020

Key Features

  • JMLS’s Legal Writing Program has been ranked in the Top 10 for Fifteen Consecutive Years by U.S News
  • JMLS’s Property Law Program has been named as one of the nation’s best by PreLaw Magazine for two years in a row
  • JMLS’s Intellectual Property Law Program was ranked #15 in the nation by U.S News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools
  • Professor Renee Hatcher has been honoured with Shining Star Award from NOBEL Women, 2019
  • Daniel Hernandez, a 2016 JD graduate, was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois 
  • Professor Louis wins eight consecutive awards from the Illinois State Historical Society
  • 1L Sayra Contreras was awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship, 2019

Highlights

Type of SchoolPublic
Faculty members257
Percentage of International students5%
Acceptance rate69%
Basic Tuition fee. Domestic Graduate Students36,408 USD
Basic Tuition fee. Graduate International Students47,500 USD
Test scores acceptedLSAT/ GRE
Websitejmls.uic.edu

Campus

JMLS is located in the urban setting of Chicago, Illinois. The campus is easily reachable through public transportation.

  • The campus provides quiet study rooms for students that need to study in a relaxed setting.
  • The campus provides a Commuter Lounge for group or individual work, with a well-equipped kitchen.
  • JMLS also provides a well-established library named a Richard J. Daley Library.
  • Another beneficiary point for its students, the campus also provides numbers of restaurants and cafes for the staff and students.
  • JMLS goes all in for the wellness of its students by providing them special wellness and counselling centre on campus.

Housing Facilities

JMLS does not provide on-campus housing facilities. However, advantageous for living in a city there is a lot of off-campus housing facilities available for students.

Programs

There are 13 areas of study and 10 programs consisting of Juris Doctor and Masters programs offered at the John Marshall Law School. Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) is the most sought program in JMLS.

All You Need To Know About Application Process

Application Form: Students can submit an online application through the school’s website.

Admission Requirements: 

  • TOEFL/ IELTS scores
  • LSAT/ GRE scores
  • Undergraduate transcripts 
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation 
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (Master of Jurisprudence only)

Cost and Expenses

Students enrolled at the John Marshall Law School have to bear the following expenses:

Expense TypeCost
Tuition fee1,500.00 USD
Foreign applicant tuition deposit500 USD
Housing expense16,800.00 USD
Academic Facilities & Maintenance Fund Assessment226.00 USD

Scholarships and Financial Aids

JMLS offers its students both scholarships and awards. A variety of financial aid is provided to entering students based on their academic achievements, undergraduate course work, and Law School Admission Test Score. 

Listed below are some of the scholarships and awards made available to its students.

Barrister’s Scholarship:

  • Eligibility: must remain in good academic standing.
  • All applicants are considered for this scholarship.

Dean’s Scholarship:

  • Must remain in the top half of the class.
  • All applicants are considered for this scholarship.

Distinguished Scholar Scholarship:

  • Must maintain good academic performance.
  • All applicants are considered for this scholarship.

Edward T. Lee Scholarship: Established in honour of Edward T. Lee, one of the founders of Law School, this scholarship, like both of the scholarships above, awards entering students on the basis of the overall quality of their admission application.

Martin C. Housman Award: This award provides financial support to recent graduates of UIC JMLS to enrol in a certified bar exam course.

The aforementioned scholarships are open to all applicants based on their merits. Students may apply for it on the college website.

Work While You Study

International students are allowed to work both on and off-campus in JMLS. 

  • On-campus employment is permitted without authorisation, however, it is limited to 20 hours per week while school is in session.
  • Off-campus employment may be authorised by the International Office during the degree program. Certain eligibility requirements apply.

Alumni Network

JMLS has a Career Services Office which is especially beneficial for its alumni, aiming to empower, educate and assist them through information sharing and skills training, in the job search and continued career development.

Notable alumni

  • Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County
  • William M. Daley, Former White House Chief of Staff
  • Edith S. Sampson, First Black U.S. delegate appointed to the United Nations 
  • Michael J. Zalewski, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
  • Chauncey Eskridge, Legal Counsellor of Martin Luther King Jr.
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John Marshall Law School Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1604
FAFSA CodeG01698
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$46,950 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Attendance Cost

$46,950

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$46,950 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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+1-312-427-2737
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