Prepare to Change Lives at UIC John Marshall Law School
At UIC John Marshall Law School, our mission is to make a difference in the lives of our students and our community. As part of the University of Illinois at Chicago—Chicago’s largest university and its only public Carnegie Research 1 institution—you have more resources and opportunities than before to impact your community. From our nationally recognized faculty and programs to the impact of our Community Legal Clinics, we offer you more than just an education. At UIC John Marshall, we prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and experience to change lives.
Academic Recognition & Awards
#7 in the Nation for Legal Writing - Best in the Midwest (2021 U.S. News & World Report)
Alexandra Pruitt 2020 Law Student of the Year (National Jurist magazine)
Additional Academic Rankings
2020 Best Law Schools for Intellectual Property Law (preLaw magazine)
2019 Best Law Schools for Alternative Dispute Resolution (preLaw magazine)
2018 Best Law Schools for International Law (preLaw magazine)
2018 Best Law Schools for Legal Technology
Academic Degree Programs
Pave Your Path to Justice.
JD Program Details
Enhance Your Marketability.
Joint Degree Program Areas
Heighten Your Knowledge. Expand Your Impact.
Advance Your Career.
Legal Knowledge Is Power.
Areas of Concentration
Community Legal Clinic Recognition & Awards
2020 Best Law Schools for Practical Training (National Jurist magazine)
2018 Illinois Department of Human Rights Human Rights Day Award: Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic
2017 ISBA Human Rights Section Gertz Award: International Human Rights Clinic
2016 ISBA Excellence in Legal Education Award: Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinic
2016 2016 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Public Service Award: Veterans Legal Clinic
A Community of Support
Student Support Resources
2020 Best Law Schools for African-American Students (preLaw magazine)
2020 Best Law Schools for Asian Students (preLaw magazine)
2020 Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students (preLaw magazine)
2019 Most Diverse Law Schools in the Nation (preLaw magazine)
2016 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Inductee
“I am incredibly honored to lead UIC John Marshall, and I am committed to continuing the school’s legacy of innovation, opportunity, and excellence.”
Faculty Points of Pride
50% of our full-time faculty hold law degrees from Top 15 law schools.
45% of our full-time faculty are women.
35% of our full-time faculty are professors of color.
Questions about the UIC John Marshall Law School Transaction?
On August 16, 2019, The John Marshall Law School and the University of Illinois at Chicago joined to create UIC John Marshall Law School, Chicago’s only public law school. In anticipation of your further interest in UIC John Marshall, we’ve prepared answers to some of the most-frequently asked questions.