UIC John Marshall Law School

UIC John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Phone: 312.987.1406 | Toll-free: 800.537.4280 | Fax: 312.427.5136
Email: admission@jmls.edu | Website: www.jmls.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

UIC John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.” (https://www.jmls.edu/policy/non-discrimination.php).

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

UIC John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.” (https://www.jmls.edu/policy/non-discrimination.php).

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

OUTLaw is our active LGBTQ student organization on campus.

OUTLaw
UIC John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
outlaw.jmls@gmail.com

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Kim Chanbonpin
Professor
Email: kchanbonpin@jmls.edu

Debra Stark
Professor
Email: 7stark@jmls.edu

Mark Wojcik
Professor
Email: mwojcik@jmls.edu

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Paul E. Johnson
Associate Director Career Services
UIC John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 Ext. 502
Email: pjohnso01@jmls.edu

Jake McMillian
Assistant Director Centers for Excellence
UIC John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 Ext. 268
Email: jmcmill@jmls.edu

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

LGBTQ issues are raised and discussed in a number of classes. Below are a few:

  • Sexual Orientation Law (JD-168)
  • Pro Bono Clinic section focusing on transgender issues (JD-018)
  • Employment Discrimination (JD-275)
  • Gender, Race, and Class (JD-287GR)
  • Education Law: Student Rights (JD-523)
  • Law in Film (JD-167)
  • Williams Institute National Sexual Orientation Moot Court Competition

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

Yes.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

Yes.

Additional Information

In addition to Chicago having a positive, accepting, and welcoming LGBTQ climate, in 2016, UIC John Marshall Law School was named to the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. We are the first Chicago law school to receive this honor.

JMLS was named a “Friend of the Community,” and recognized as a center for LGBTQ advocacy and scholarship in Illinois, and for the work we do to promote equal rights under the law and diversity. JMLS invites and welcomes LGBTQ students. We encourage applicants who wish to self-identify to do so in the application process.

The law school has a Student Support and Emergency Team that can address the concerns of any student experiencing difficulties. The law school also has a food pantry for students and employees in need. The law school has an emergency fund to assist students in need.

The law school has two deans (one faculty, one staff) devoted to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) matters. The staff DEI dean also maintains a physical DEI office on campus. The law school has a faculty diversity committee.

The law school sponsors an annual Diversity Week that includes programming about LGBTQ+ issues.