George Mason University School of Law is a close-knit community, offering hands-on instruction from a world-class faculty that ranks 21st in the nation for scholarly impact. With a faculty/student ratio of 1:11.8, small class sizes allow for direct interaction with professors – an invaluable advantage when learning complex legal doctrines.
Mason Law has a relatively small student body (about 500 full- and part-time students) consisting of some of the nation’s top applicants. But don’t let the small size fool you! Mason Law boasts a diverse range of student activities: 30 student organizations, like the Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Association; five student-edited journals including George Mason Law Review and the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy; and five legal clinics that provide students with real-world experience to better prepare them for the practice of law.
The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic offers legal services for active duty members of the military and their families on a wide variety of civil and administrative, litigation, and non-litigation matters, including consumer protection, landlord-tenant, family law, contracts, and military law and entitlement matters.
The Supreme Court Clinic provides pro bono legal representation before the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing students the opportunity to work alongside experienced attorneys in identifying cases of interest, researching legal issues, and drafting briefs on behalf of parties and friends of the court.
Mason Law is also known for its prestigious legal centers, the Law & Economics Center (LEC) and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP). Students enjoy easy access to LEC and CPIP programs, like academic conferences and roundtables, and resources for research in the areas of law and economics, antitrust, and intellectual property.