John Marshall Law School's JD curriculum is geared towards litigation and writing, and requires that students complete small section lawyering skills courses over four semesters. Once students complete the required courses, they can participate in certification programs in advocacy, elder law and intellectual property. Students may also get a joint JD/LLM, choosing from a number of concentrations in areas such as employee benefits and real estate. Notably, John Marshall's LLM in employee benefits is the only one in the country.
A high percentage of Marshall Law graduates go into government work--18 percent from the class of 2007 alone. In general, students in Vault's surveys report that employment prospects are best in state and particularly in Chicago.