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Saturday, December 21, 2019

ABA Takes John Marshall (Atlanta) Off Probation After 70% Enrollment Reduction Increases LSAT Scores Of 1L Class; School To Convert From For-Profit To Non-Profit Status

Following up on my previous post, ABA Places Atlanta's John Marshall Law School On Probation:  Council, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Notice of Removal of Probation and Requirements Of Specific Remedial Actions:

John Marshall (Atlanta) (2016)At its November 21-23, 2019 meeting, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (the “Council”) considered the status of the Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (the “Law School”).

Following consideration of the record in the matter and the Law School’s appearance at the meeting, the Council concluded that the Law School has demonstrated compliance with Standards 301(a), 309(b), and 501(a) and (b) and Interpretations 501-1 and 501-2. Accordingly, the Council removed the Law School from probation and the requirements of the specific remedial actions imposed on the Law School. The Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School remains an approved law school.

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Remains Approved ABA Law School, Seeks Non-Profit Status:

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to announce that the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association at its recent meeting found that the Law School demonstrated full compliance with the ABA Standards. The Law School has continuously been an approved ABA law school since 2009. The Law School recently took specific measures to ensure its compliance with the ABA Standards while continuing to meet its mission, viz., providing legal education opportunities to both traditional and non-traditional students.

“We at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School are proud of our students and graduates, and remain committed to their success in law school and the practice of law,” said Malcolm L. Morris, Dean and Professor of Law at Atlanta’s John Marshall. “The Law School now plans to convert to a non-profit institution that will further strengthen its relationship with the community it serves.”

Over the last two academic years, the Law School increased its entering class 75th percentile LSAT score by three points to 152, its median score by four points to 150, and its 25th percentile by three points to 147. The Law School’s Georgia Bar Exam first time pass rate also increased over the past two years by 28% for the July administrations.

Here are John Marshall's 1L enrollment numbers for the past ten years:

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