Registrar's Office

JD, LLM, and MJ Application to Graduate

December 2017 Graduates Only!

 Request form

A red asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

Name & Student ID

Provide your name as you would like it to appear on your diploma and Commencement program
(i.e., "Michael Thomas" vs. "Michael A. Thomas" vs. "Michael Aaron Thomas")

Provide the phonetic pronunciation of your name for the Commencement ceremony
(i.e., Robertson = "rah-burt-son")

Please Note: John Marshall must print your name on your diploma as it appears in our records. If you wish to use a different name than the name that you have registered with John Marshall (due to marriage, divorce, etc.), and have not already done so, please provide the Registrar's Office with a copy of the legal document authenticating the name change. Once this documentation is received, your information will be updated in our system. Please plan accordingly for this, since John Marshall is only permitted to print graduates' registered names in the Commencement program and on diplomas.

*Program(s) Completed (To make multiple selections, hold Ctrl and check all that apply)

Contact Information

Please provide your permanent address:

Would you like a John Marshall alumni email address?
(Note: Your student email account will expire one year after graduation.)

Diploma & Commencement

Will you be attending the Commencement ceremony?

If you plan to attend the Commencement ceremony, do you intend to attend the December or May ceremony? (You can only participate in one ceremony.)

Diplomas are generally printed 6 weeks following Commencement. Will you pick the diploma up at this time from the Registrar's Office?

Note: If yes, an email will be sent when diplomas are available for pickup. If no, your diploma will be mailed to the address above.

Please list any relative(s) who graduated from John Marshall

First Relative:

Second Relative:

Third Relative:

JD & LLM Certificates

Check any of the following certificates you anticipate receiving. If you are planning to receive a certificate, please confirm with the appropriate office.

Positions Held

Please check the highest position you held in the following activities:

Teaching Assistant
(If you were an unpaid teaching assistant, please check yes and provide the professor's name in the text field.)

Student Organizations

Please list any student organizations that you participated in at John Marshall, including Class Gift Officer:

JD Students Only

Please identify the faculty member you believe most deserved of the Lex Ancilla Justitiae Award. The Lex Ancilla Justitiae Award is given to the faculty member deemed most influential by each year's graduating class. (Graduate students, please enter "N/A".)

JD students, will you be sitting for the upcoming Illinois Bar Exam?

If not the Illinois Bar, which state bar will you be writing?

Please Note: The Dean's Certificate is one component of the application to write any state bar exam. After graduation, the Registrar's Office automatically prepares Dean's Certificates for each graduate and submits them to the Illinois Board of Law Examiners.

If you will be sitting for a Bar in a different state, it will be your responsibility to check the appropriate State Bar's website for its requirements. Upon written request to the Registrar's Office, we will provide the required documentation pertaining to a certificate of graduation or for character & fitness.

Please realize that we must wait until after graduation and for receipt of all grades before mailing this certification. However, we will ensure its delivery before the deadline.

You will receive one diploma. If you would like to order additional diplomas, please fill out the appropriate form found in the Registrar's Office, Room 301, or on the Registrar's webpage:
Include a check payable to the John Marshall Law School in the amount of $40 for each additional diploma requested.

Please Note: If your mailed diploma is returned to the Registrar's Office, or if your diploma has not yet been picked up, it will be kept until 90 days after the release date. After 90 days from its release date, it will be your responsibility to submit a request for a replacement diploma and to pay the fee of $40 for each diploma requested.


By typing my name below and clicking Submit, I verify that I have entered the above information to the best of my knowledge, and that I authorize John Marshall to print my name in the commencement program.