Office of JD Admission

JD Admission Fast Facts

Candidates interested in The John Marshall Law School should review our admission statistics pertaining to student demographics and class size. Additional information is available as a downloadable PDF.

2017–2018 Entering Class

Fall:262 (224 Day, 38 Evening)
Spring:42 (30 Day, 12 Evening)
Student/Faculty Ratio:7:1
Female:53%
Minority:36%
Out of State:29%
Median Age:Day, 24; Evening, 28

Alumni Statistics

Illinois Bar Passage Rate
JMLS First-Time Bar Takers (July 2017):72%
(State Average: 80%)
JMLS First-Time Bar Takers (February 2018):63%
(State Average: 69%)

Recent Rankings & Awards

  • #6 in Legal Writing (2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools)
  • #15 in Intellectual Property Law (2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools)
  • #20 in Trial Advocacy (2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools)
  • One of the 2018, 2017 Best Law Schools for Alternative Dispute Resolution (preLaw magazine)
  • One of the 2018, 2017 Best Law Schools for Intellectual Property (preLaw magazine)
  • One of the 2018, 2017 Best Law Schools for International Law (preLaw magazine)
  • One of the 2018, 2017 Best Law Schools for Practical Training (National Jurist magazine)
  • One of the 2018 Best Law Schools for African-American Students (preLaw magazine)
  • One of the 2018 Best Law Schools for Asian Students (preLaw magazine)
  • One of the 2017 Most Diverse Law Schools in the Nation (preLaw magazine)
  • 2017 Most Influential People in Legal Education: #14 Dean Darby Dickerson (National Jurist magazine)
  • 2017 Law Students of the Year: Oluchi Ifebi (National Jurist magazine)
  • 2017 Top 50 Go-To Law Schools' Associates to Partner Rankings: #36 (National Law Journal)

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