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John Marshall Law School

John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60604
Admissions Phone: (800) 537-4280
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Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions William B. Powers
Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $60
Besides the fall semester, can enter in winter/spring
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 3,500
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,482
Overall acceptance rate 42.3%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 483
Number of full-time program applicants 2,841
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,227
Full-time acceptance rate 43.2%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 356
Number of part-time program applicants 659
Number of part-time program acceptances 255
Part-time acceptance rate 38.7%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 127
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.96-3.51
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 152-156
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3-3.56
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 152-156
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.9-3.41
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 151-156

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IL
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.7%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 88.6%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 418
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.9%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $55,000
Median private sector starting salary $70,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $100,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 83%
Median public service starting salary $52,822
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 0.8%
Percent employed in business and industry 21.1%
Percent employed in government 12.8%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 2.5%
Percent employed in law firms 62.2%
Percent employed in public interest 0.6%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 1.4%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 87%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 22
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.6%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 89.7%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.8%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 4.2%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.8%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.6%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.1%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.8%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: The Career Services Office is committed to assisting students proactively in their job searches. It is essential to get as much legal experience as possible while in law school. To that end, the CSO offers practical advice, encouragement, and support during the job search process. The CSO is committed to helping all John Marshall students, whether in the full-time or part-time program.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 75.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 14.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 8.1%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.0%


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