Monday, December 18, 2017
For some time, the two institutions have been discussing a merger. If the merger succeeds, John Marshall would become the first public law school in Chicago. From the statement of the John Marshall Law School:
The natural alignment of UIC’s public mission and JMLS’s commitment to provide access and opportunity, and to fill Chicago’s justice gap, present a number of opportunities, including potential interdisciplinary programs for students and research opportunities for faculty at both institutions that bridge the disciplines of law with many of the disciplinary strengths of UIC, including the health sciences, urban planning, public administration, the arts, and business.
You can read more here at the National Jurist.