Office of Diversity Affairs

Student Support

Diverse women students

John Marshall students receive guidance and support in a number of ways, some of which are described below.

Student Services

The law school has an aggressive and effective Career Services Office (CSO), which offers guidance on job opportunities as well as individual counseling that runs the gamut from targeting specialties to résumé preparation and coaching on dressing for success. Learn More

John Marshall's nationally recognized legal writing program offers a Writing Resource Center, where students work with writing advisors to develop their skills through group workshops and individual conferences. Learn More

Academic Achievement Program

John Marshall's Academic Achievement Program is designed to provide assistance to all students at crucial points in their law school careers. The Academic Achievement Program is the department at John Marshall that helps all students prepare for law school classes, exams, planning their course schedules, and preparing for the Bar Exam and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam. The Academic Achievement Program provides resources and advice as the situation warrants, with its primary efforts being directed toward three key phases of the law school experience :

  1. The transition from undergraduate school or the workplace to the rigors of law school;
  2. The many challenging experiences students encounter during their years of law school; and
  3. The transition from law school to the workplace through the experience of taking the bar examination.

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Conferences and Job Fairs

The John Marshall Law School promotes and supports student participation in a variety of conferences and job fairs. Learn More

Alumni Mentor Program

John Marshall's Career Services Office provides the means for law students to find alumni mentors with similar backgrounds and interests, facilitating the creation of a relationship that can be mutually beneficial, for one year or for the length of entire careers. Learn More

Legal Skills Success Camp

The Legal Skills Success Camp is designed to give entering first semester law students some direct experience with intimidating concepts like "case briefing" and "the Socratic Method," as well as an opportunity to find out what makes legal writing problematic and to pick up some exam-taking skills. The Legal Skills Success Camp was jointly designed by Professors Maureen Kordesh, Director of the Summer College for Assessing Legal Education Skills (SCALES) and Lawyering Skills Professor; Lurene Contento, Director of the Writing Resource Center; Rachel Dawson SCALES Instructor; and Eileen Halpin, Director of Academic Counseling. The Legal Skills Success Camp brochure provides further details and the registration information. Enrollment is limited.