Alumni Advantage Program
We understand the challenges facing today's law school graduates, and we are moving aggressively to address them. We see these difficult times as an opportunity for forward-thinking professionals to reinvest in themselves. To encourage this reinvestment, The John Marshall Law School is encouraging our unemployed and under-employed JD graduates to seek an advanced degree in one of our LLM programs by offering a tuition scholarship in these programs.
For qualified graduates, the AAP will entail a 50% reduction in the prevailing tuition rate for each of the following programs:
Any John Marshall graduate may audit a JD course at 50% scholarship of the prevailing tuition rate. These courses are subject to seat availability. Certain skills courses, at the discretion of the law school, will not be available to graduates. Graduates auditing a course cannot take the final exam. Graduates auditing must adhere to the LLM guidelines below:
Any John Marshall graduate may apply to one of our LLM programs, and, if accepted and qualify, may enroll at 50% scholarship of the prevailing tuition rate.
* Enrollment in an LLM program may qualify you for health insurance, financial aid and deferment of student loans. In order to be considered for financial aid, qualifying applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) hours in an LLM program, per semester. Attorneys are eligible to receive CLE credit for all courses completed, including audited courses.
- The AAP is open to any John Marshall JD graduate who self-reports earning $60,000 or less on an annualized basis for the calendar year relating to that semester (e.g., fall 2013 eligibility is conditioned on one's salary for the 2013 calendar year; spring and summer 2014 eligibility is conditioned on one's salary for the 2013 calendar year);
- The reduced tuition applies to any LLM courses, regardless of whether they are offered in class or online (this may be of relevance as application to a given LLM program makes possible the attendance in 6 semester hours of LLM credit in an alternate LLM program which may offer online courses, subject to Center director approval);
- This program is not available to any JMLS alum who is receiving other scholarship funds form the law school during the semester in question;
- John Marshall alums who owe any outstanding JD-tuition balances to the school will not be eligible for this program until those balances have been paid in full;
- As the LLM requires 24 hours for completion, applicants need to apply on a full-time basis to complete the degree in a single academic year. This program applies to only one LLM degree; thus, a second LLM degree with not qualify.
While AAP is presently available, the school needs to reevaluate this program annually based on its limited resources and thus, there is no promise for continued renewal beyond the current academic year.
How to Apply
To apply for any of the programs mentioned above, please complete one of the applications below. An application is required every semester to be considered for the program. Failure to meet any of the applicable deadlines renders the application invalid.
Application deadlines are:
- Fall: August 31
- Spring: February 2
- Summer: June 14
Alumni Advantage Program Application
For graduates who are entering their first semester of an LLM program or for JD/LLM students who have recently graduated from the JD program and are now taking only LLM courses.
Alumni Application Program Tuition Waiver
For graduates who are currently continuing in an LLM program or returning from hiatus status.