Dean Richardson R. Lynn describes John Marshall as a school which provides "a rigorous, high-quality program of legal education that produces competent and ethical lawyers who are dedicated to serving people, especially in underserved communities. We intentionally instill in our students a sense of obligation to the community and to the legal profession — an obligation to pursue justice, rather than mere personal gain, and to improve society, rather than to solely advance personal ambition."
The requirements for admission to John Marshall are the standard law school requirements
, though the school does admit college seniors who will have received their undergraduate degrees by the time they matriculate into law school. Transfer, visiting, and international students are also invited to apply to John Marshall, though different rules govern the admission and enrollment process for each group.
Regular law students may enroll at either full- or part-time status, but the school only enrolls new students in the fall semester. Full-time status is conferred upon students who are able to attend classes during the day, while part-time applies to those who may attend either day or evening classes. The school permits full-time students to work while enrolled at full-time status; however, it does not recommend more than 15 hours of work per week and limits employment to a maximum of 20 hours per week.
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