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.

  • #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)

  • 2019 Best Law Schools for Alternative Dispute Resolution (preLaw magazine)

  • 2019 Best Law Schools for Intellectual Property Law (preLaw magazine)

  • 2018 Best Law Schools for International Law (preLaw magazine)

  • 2018 Best Law Schools for Legal Technology

JD Students at the Corner of State and Jackson

Enhance Your Marketability.

Whether you want to join a firm or strike out on your own as a sole practitioner, our joint JD/LLM degree programs offer the specialized training and enhanced marketability employers look for in today's most sought-after practice areas. Building on our practical skills-based JD program, including nationally recognized programs in Legal Writing, Trial Advocacy, and Intellectual Property Law, UIC John Marshall Law School offers JD candidates the opportunity to gain a master's distinction while saving time and money.

Legal Knowledge Is Power.

legal, regulatory, and compliance issues. Developed with these needs in mind, UIC John Marshall’s Master of Jurisprudence program offers degree candidates the critical skills and knowledge to better serve their employer’s nuanced needs. Strategically developed to complement growth in industries impacted by legal rules and regulations, our 30-credit MJ program is ideal for ambitious professionals looking for an alternative to traditional 50 credit business/management degree options. Fast track your career or launch into a new industry by earning a Master of Jurisprudence concentration in any of the following growth areas.
  • 2019 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

Professor Acevedo with Students

A Community of Support

From course information and legal writing support to preparing for the bar exam or your first job out of law school, we're here to help every step of the way. Looking for leadership and professional development opportunities or just need a little personal support? Our Office of Student Life & Leadership is your go-to resource. And with an engaged Student Bar Association and more than 40 active student organizations to choose from, you'll find your home among our diverse campus community.

Diversity Recognition

  • 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

Campus Spotlight

Dean Darby Dickerson

“I am incredibly honored to lead UIC John Marshall, and I am committed to continuing the school’s legacy of innovation, opportunity, and excellence.”

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Faculty Points of Pride

  • 50% of our full-time faculty hold law degrees from Top 20 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.

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