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Encyclopedia > John Marshall Law School (Chicago)
The John Marshall Law School
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Established 1899
School type Private
President Dean John E. Corkery
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Enrollment 1,407 (1,0461 Full-Time, 361 Part-Time) numbers are approximate
Faculty 103
USNWR ranking Tier 4
Bar pass rate 75%
Annual tuition $1035.00/Unit
Homepage www.jmls.edu
Not to be confused with the unrelated John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia

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 18th century U.S. Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall. Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Not to be confused with the unrelated John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois The John Marshall Law School is a law school in Atlanta, Georgia, that was founded in 1933 and accredited by the American Bar Association in 2005. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the Supreme Court of the United States. ... John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American statesman and jurist who more than anyone else shaped American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court a center of power. ...


The John Marshall Law School soffers 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. The Loop is what locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago. ... The Richard J. Daley Center, also known by its courtyard Daley Plaza and named after longtime mayor Richard J. Daley, is the premier civic center of the City of Chicago in Illinois. ...

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Background

John Marshall Law School in Chicago is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial, and commercial districts. The federal courthouse is across the street and the nation’s largest circuit court — Cook County — is just a few blocks away, as are many government offices. This proximity offers John Marshall students educational and career opportunities.


The school has nationally-ranked trial advocacy and intellectual property programs. John Marshall also offers the nation’s only graduate program in employee benefits, one of the first ever in information technology and privacy law, and one of only two in the nation in real estate law.


Curriculum

John Marshall has day and evening divisions, with identical instruction, course content, and scholastic requirements. Lawyering Skills courses, which focus on writing, research, and oral argument, are an integral part of the core curriculum. These courses are taught in small groups, to maximize the individual attention given to each student. A student may specialize in a certain area of the law and receive a certificate, or focus more emphatically and earn a joint degree (J.D./LL.M.).


Clinics, externships, and special programs

Practical legal experience plays a vital role in education at The John Marshall Law School. John Marshall is one of the few law schools in the nation with a training program in fair housing law and enforcement. Other clinical programs include: intellectual property law, immigration law, employee benefits law, tax law, prosecution, defense, and municipal and state government work. In law, particularly in common law jurisdictions, intellectual property is a form of legal entitlement which allows its holder to control the use of certain intangible ideas and expressions. ... Nationality law is the branch of a countrys legal system wherein legislation, custom and court precendent combine to define the ways in which that countrys nationality and citizenship are transmitted, acquired or lost. ... Employee benefits (also called fringe benefits, perquisites, or perks) are various non-wage compensations provided to employees in addition to their normal wages or salaries. ... Tax law is the codified system of laws that describes government levies on economic transactions, commonly called taxes. ...


The John Marshall Law School offers seven Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs for attorneys seeking specialized education in legal issues and for current J.D. students who would like the maximum concentration in particular areas of the law. As the largest graduate law school in the Midwest, John Marshall offers a comprehensive curriculum in the following areas: Employee Benefits Law, Information Technology and Privacy Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Business and Trade Law, Real Estate Law, and Tax Law. The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree that allows someone to specialize in a particular area of law. ...


Library

The Louis L. Biro Law Library collection includes more than 375,000 volumes and 2000 audiovisual tapes and also serves as the library resource for the Chicago Bar Association, whose headquarters building is next door. The John Marshall Law School was the first law school in Chicago to teach legal research on computers. The library has more than 100 IBM-compatible computers available for student use. John Marshall has a school-wide computer network with a backbone of high-speed, digital fiber-optic cabling that allows students, faculty, and staff access to word processing software, LexisNexis, Westlaw, CALI, and the Internet. In addition, a wireless network has been added to the backbone, allowing laptop users, anywhere in the school, to connect to the Internet without being tethered by cords. Computerized research and reference resources are also available to students through the law school’s website.


Student activities

There are five honors programs: The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, the John Marshall Law Review, the Journal of Computer and Information Law, the Moot Court Honors Program, and the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Program. John Marshall sends teams to more than 30 moot court and mock trial competitions annually. The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL) is a student-run law review at The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) focusing on the area of Intellectual Property Law. ...


The student community at The John Marshall Law School includes more than 50 student organizations engaging in social awareness, community service, legal discussions, and social activities.


Career opportunities

The Career Services Office (CSO) offers personal assistance to help students assess and refine their career goals. The CSO sponsors more than 60 career-related programs each year, many featuring alumni as panelists and speakers. The CSO also implements a robust Alumni Mentor Program, where mentors meet with students one-on-one to provide real-world advice on practice areas, law school courses, and the day-to-day practice of law. The CSO also aggressively promotes John Marshall students to employers. Despite the continuing tight job market, the number of John Marshall graduates entering large firms increased in 2002, as did the median salary of graduates entering private practice. John Marshall graduates are employed at 34 of Chicago’s 35 largest firms. Public service is another favored career path, with graduates serving as attorneys in the courts and government. Nearly one-fifth of all Illinois judges are John Marshall alumni (circuit, appellate, and state Supreme Court).


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