Juris Doctorate

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

Program Description

Juris Doctorate

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

Juris Doctorate

General JD Program Requirements:

The juris doctor (JD) degree is conferred upon candidates who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  • earned credit for at least 90 semester hours of law study
  • obtained an overall GPA of 2.25 or better
  • earned a minimum of three clinical/externship credit hours

JD Certificate Programs

While our core courses provide foundational knowledge of the law, JD candidates are encouraged to specialize their elective coursework to earn a certificate in one of the following areas:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Elder Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Sustainability
  • Trial Advocacy

Each JD certificate program has specific requirements and elective courses a student may take in order to earn the certificate.

Academic Areas

In addition to JD certificates, John Marshall offers a number of elective courses in the following substantive areas of law:

  • Business Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Estate Planning
  • Information Technology Law
  • International Law
  • Public Interest Law
  • Real Estate Law


Earn course credit while you gain work experience. John Marshall's Externship Programs provides JD students with practical opportunities to distinguish their career candidacy.

JD Clinical Opportunities

The John Marshall Law School's JD program provides its students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the basic competencies expected of attorneys. In addition to the many courses that help meet this commitment, the John Marshall has a number of clinical legal opportunities for which credit may be received. Registration in a clinical placement is ordinarily limited to students who have earned at least 54 credit hours. A maximum of 10 clinic hours may be credited toward the JD credit requirements. Permission of the director is required for registration. Students must consult the director for specific requirements and rules applicable to the program.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 20, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
2 - 3 years
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USA - Chicago, Illinois
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Sept. 2019
USA - Chicago, Illinois
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