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Alfonso Gonsalez

(773) 123-4567 / agonsa3@uic.edu

UIC John Marshall Law School to Become Chicago’s First Public Law School

UIC and The John Marshall Law School join schools to bring affordable legal education and opportunities for generations of students to come.

Chicago, Il, January 22, 2019— The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and The John Marshall Law School recently merged together to become Chicago’s first public law school, making this a historic moment in Chicago educational history.

“Being that I teach in a majority minority populated school, this is a great opportunity for my students to see that anyone can aspire to follow their dreams. Opportunities like this pave the way for more individuals to succeed and become this country’s future leaders,” said Chicago teacher Jessica Granados, a Chicago high school teacher.

Because this is Chicago’s first public law school, the curriculum for the school will be changed and tailored to students of all backgrounds, so they can attend the school and succeed with the use of both UIC and JMLS resources. Having the knowledge of this new school, will allow for educators such as Ms. Jessica Granados, to instill the hope that anyone can attend law school now. This will enable low-income students to now be able to afford to attend law school at a lower cost when compared to private law schools.

“UIC is a huge public institution that accepts a wide range of diverse students,” said Alejandra Hermosillo, a UIC sophomore. “With that being said, a partnership between our institution and post-grad institution like The John Marshall Law, would not only encourage students to pursue law but also add prestige to our current university.”

John Marshall Law School has been notorious for working for the City of Chicago and giving back to its community, through means of pro-bono work and other legal services. Through the creation of this new school, The UIC John Marshall Law School, will be born more opportunities to share the knowledge back to the community and work to creating a better city overall.

“UIC’s partnership allows for students to better pursue and further their careers, as UIC continues to expand and gain new resources, students will benefit even more and be ready to enter the work force,” said Jacquelyn Romero, a UIC sophomore.

With both UIC and JMLS located in the downtown areas of Chicago itself, students from all parts of the Chicagoland area will be able to access and travel between both campuses with ease. Through the creation of this new school, was born endless amounts of opportunities for generations of learners and future leaders to come.

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 About the University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution with 15 colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge. As one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country, UIC’s welcoming environment gives students the chance to study, work and grow with classmates who will broaden perspectives and worldview. UIC provides the broadest access to the highest levels of intellectual excellence. The Graduate College is made up of faculty members from various disciplinary colleges in the University. In conjunction with their disciplinary colleges and under the guidelines of the Graduate College, these faculty members offer advanced academic and research programs for highly qualified post baccalaureate students. All students admitted to a master’s program or in a doctor of philosophy, doctor of arts, doctor of education or doctor of occupational therapy program at UIC are enrolled in the Graduate College.

About John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s American’s Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Trial Advocacy Program 20th, and its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

For more information about this, Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez – smcginn@uic.edu