Career Services Office

CSO Policies


The John Marshall Law School has been embracing diversity and equal opportunity since its founding in 1899. Our founders believed that a legal education should be available to any qualified person regardless of their economic station in life, or their “racial origin, sex, color or religious affiliation.” That tradition continues.

The John Marshall Law School administers its services in a manner that honors this tradition and seeks to provide both an educational environment and equal employment opportunities for all of John Marshall students and graduates.

The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Use of The John Marshall Law School’s facilities and services, including, but not limited to, for recruitment and placement activities, indicates the acceptance of and agreement to comply with the above mentioned principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination.

Grading Policy

Please note that class ranks are cumulative, and include all courses taken by the student up to the end of a designated semester. The class rankings include all students within a given class who have earned a certain number of credit hours. This is particularly relevant because The John Marshall Law School has both full-time and part-time programs. We also admit students in January as well as in August. Thus, we have varying class sizes, and students may have a January or May graduation date. This will explain any references to a January graduation date on a student’s resume. Accordingly, a second-year student is anyone who will have completed at least three semesters of law school before the summer of their second year.