The JD application for first-year applicants is available as a PDF form for preview purposes. To apply, you must use the form available through LSAC (www.lsac.org). If you are claiming entitlement to Virginia in-state tuition rates (pursuant to section 23-7.4, Code of Virginia), you must complete an in-state tuition application form and submit it directly to the Admissions Office.
Two LLM programs are offered through George Mason University School of Law in the subject areas of Intellectual Property and Law & Economics. Information on the curriculum, admission requirements, application process and other vital details can be found in the respective sections. The LLM application is available as a PDF form for preview purposes. To apply, you must use the form available through LSAC (www.lsac.org).
The deadlines for completing applications for the LLM programs are:
Spring -- December 15/Fall -- April 1
A student in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school is eligible to apply to George Mason for admission as a visiting student. The student must obtain permission from his or her home law school to attend George Mason as a visiting student and confirmation that the credits earned will be accepted as transfer credits at the home law school.
Permission to be a visiting student is granted only on a semester basis. A student who visits during a fall semester or during a summer term may submit a written request to renew his or her visiting status for an additional semester (subject, of course, to permission from the visitor's home law school). A student seeking to continue visiting status need not repeat the entire application process.
For the fall or spring semester, visiting students must carry a full course load of 8-12 credits (for part-time study) or 12-16 credits (for full-time study). Summer visits do not carry the same requirements.
Our visiting application, along with detailed instructions, is available through LSAC.
The deadlines for completing applications for visiting status are:
Spring -- December 1/Summer -- May 1/Fall -- July 1
You can preview the Visiting Application as a PDF form. To apply, you must use the form available through LSAC (www.lsac.org).
George Mason University School of Law accepts a limited number of students with advanced standing. Admission of transfer students is highly selective, with most successful applicants ranking in the top twenty percent of their class at an ABA-approved law school. Transfer students must complete two years at George Mason Law. Transfer students are not eligible for joint degree programs, and scholarship assistance is not available.
Early Decision: All students who have completed at least one semester (full or part time) at an ABA-accredited law school and submit their completed application by March 15 will be considered through our early decision program and notified of a decision by early May. Acceptances through the early decision program are not binding on the applicant.
Regular Decision: Only students who have completed one year (full or part time) at an ABA-accredited law school will be eligible to apply for transfer admission through the regular decision program.
Students may apply for transfer in the fall semester only.
In general, transfer credits awarded may not exceed 30 units. Grades do not transfer. Transfer credit is given only for work that will be no more than five years old at the time of graduation. Courses in which a grade of less than C was earned are not considered for transfer credit. Transfer applicants who are offered admission will receive written notification of transfer credits awarded from the Records Office. The Records Office also advises accepted transfer students of the courses they will have to take at George Mason Law to complete their degrees.
You can preview the Transfer Application as a PDF form. To apply, you must use the form available through LSAC (www.lsac.org).
The deadline for completing applications for transfer is July 1.
George Mason offers a Joint Degree in Law and Public Policy (JD/MPP) that provides students with an opportunity to master the fundamentals of legal and policy analysis. Upon completion of the graduation requirements of both schools, students of the joint degree program will receive both a JD from the School of Law and an MPP from the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs. Both degrees can be achieved on a full-time basis in approximately four years, instead of the five years that would be required if each degree were pursued sequentially.
The deadline for completing the supplemental application form for the JD/MPP degree is June 1 for fall admission or December 1 for spring admission.
The Letter of Recommendation Form is available for use by applicants who do not use the LSDAS Letter of Recommendation Service but who have chosen instead to have their recommendations submitted directly to the School of Law.
If you live in Virginia, you may be eligible for instate tuition rates. If you are claiming entitlement to Virginia in-state tuition rates (pursuant to section 23-7.4, Code of Virginia), you must complete an In-State Tuition Application Form . Please include a copy of your Virginia drivers license.
All students who enroll at the law school are required to sign and submit a form to certify that you have read the provisions of the George Mason University School of Law Honor Code, and that you agree to be bound by its provisions. The honor code can be found on the page describing the Honor Code Pledge and Guidelines.
For new students, this form is sent from the admissions office. All other students can use the following form:
Applicants who are confident that George Mason is the law school for them may wish to apply through our Mason Law Scholars Program (application deadline December 15, 2015). Applicants who are accepted through this program will receive a full tuition scholarship.
If you are applying electronically via LSAC, you may complete the Mason Law Scholars Agreement and upload it as an attachment to your application. You may also print the agreement and mail it directly to the law school OR scan the agreement and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who are confident that George Mason is the law school for them may wish to apply through our Early Decision Program (application deadline January 15, 2016).
If you are applying electronically via LSAC, you may complete the Early Decision Agreement and upload it as an attachment to your application. You may also print the agreement and mail it directly to the law school OR scan the agreement and email it to email@example.com.
Students seeking F-1 or J-1 immigration status must submit a International Student Certificate of Financial Responsibility . Immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) required for international students studying full time in the United States will not be issued until the student has completed the form (front and back) and returned it along with a copy of the identification page of the passport and supporting documents to: George Mason School of Law, Admissions Office, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201.
George Mason University School of Law
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201