Law School Enrollment: Chicago’s John Marshall Offers Spring Enrollment for January 2015

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The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is one of the only law schools in the country, and the only law school in Illinois, to offer spring enrollment to its law students.

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is one of the only law schools in the country, and the only law school in Illinois, to offer spring enrollment to its law students.

Students applying for admission to John Marshall have the option of choosing between a fall or spring semester start date, a choice few other law schools in the country offer.

“At John Marshall, we offer incoming students the flexibility of enrolling in January,” said William Powers, associate dean of Admission and Student Affairs. “January enrollment has a number of advantages. First, you can get a jump on your legal education without having to wait until August. Also, enrolling in January enables students to gain legal experience over three summers instead of two.”

Those are not the only advantages to a spring start. For some students, a January enrollment date may actually put them in a better position than their fall semester counterparts. “Classes are smaller, and students can take the bar in February and enter the job market months ahead of the students who began in August,” Powers said. “It really is a great option.”

The January enrollment date has been offered at John Marshall for decades. Students who are admitted for the fall may have the option of deferring their start date to January if that is more convenient for them.

John Marshall also offers a special graduation ceremony for its January students. This allows students to graduate with their fellow spring-start classmates and not have to wait until the summer to receive their diploma.

For more information on enrollment and admission at The John Marshall Law School please visit http://www.jmls.edu/admission/jd/

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