Law School Admission: Chicago’s John Marshall Offers Spring Enrollment for January 2016

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The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is the only law school in Illinois—and one of the only law schools in the country—to offer spring enrollment for incoming students

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

Students applying for admission to John Marshall can choose 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 significant 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.”

There are other advantages to a spring start. For some students, the January enrollment date may 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 and it is growing in popularity. Students who are admitted for the fall have the option of deferring their start date to January if that is more convenient for them.

This year’s January class will have orientation starting January 11, 2016, and begin coursework on January 19.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers several clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2016 edition ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program fifth, its Trial Advocacy program 16th and its Intellectual Property Law program 17th in the nation.

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

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