Welcome to the George Mason University School of Law website.

I hope you will spend a few minutes to see the opportunities and exciting possibilities for you as a member of our community.

Our school can be defined by three words:

Learn.  Challenge.  Lead.

Our goal here at Mason Law is to have students who will receive an outstanding legal education (Learn), be taught to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and pursue new ideas (Challenge), and, ultimately, be well prepared to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields (Lead).

As you review the material throughout the site, you will find our school has four fundamental pillars that will benefit you:

  • Mason Law is in an exceptional location for student opportunities;
  • Mason Law is an exceptional community for students, alumni, faculty, and staff;
  • Mason Law provides exceptional career support services; and
  • Mason Law is home to an exceptional market-oriented faculty, placing us at the center of foundational debates on liberty, private property rights, constitutionally limited government, and the economic analysis of law.

As you see, we use the word “exceptional.” This is intentional. Our goal is to deliver superior customer service and results to you.

It is an exciting time for us at Mason Law, and we hope you will become a part of it. 

Henry N. Butler
Dean and Professor of Law
George Mason University School of Law