Employment Information

George Mason law students and graduates have a long and well-deserved reputation for being hard workers with team-player attitudes. The overwhelming majority of students—full and part-time students alike—works in some capacity during the school year and/or participates in one or more of the law school’s field programs or cocurricular activities. Students are allowed to and routinely do toggle back and forth between full- and part-time academic programs to accommodate evolving employment opportunities. A strong work ethic combined with the law school’s location in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area—a market unparalleled for those holding a JD—has led Mason students and graduates to a wealth of legal, policy, and business opportunities.

George Mason has always provided employment data to admitted and current students on the web page, via the ABA, during presentations at our open houses and mandatory career orientation sessions, and one-on-one. We encourage all who have questions regarding law student or graduate employment to attend our career events or contact a career counselor in the Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office at 703-993-8020 or lawcareer@gmu.edu.

Below you will find detailed employment data for recent classes, including salary information, that was submitted to the ABA and the National Association of Law Placement (NALP).*

ABA Employment Summary, Class of 2013
ABA Employment Summary, Class of 2012
  NALP Employment Summary, Class of 2012
ABA Employment Summary, Class of 2011  NALP Employment Summary, Class of 2011

*Employment information is based on data from surveys received for every graduate and from follow-up contact conducted by the Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office from graduation through the following February. Every graduate is required to fill out a survey as a condition of graduation, and George Mason provides employment data to NALP, the ABA, and U.S. News. For a review of national law graduate employment data, visit www.nalp.org/researchClerkships counted in the clerkship category figure reflect clerkships beginning in the nine months following graduation. Increasing numbers of graduates apply for clerkships in the first one to three years following graduation. For a full listing of clerkships obtained by George Mason students and alumni, visit www.law.gmu.edu/career/clerkship

Reportable salary information does not include bonuses, part-time salaries, or other non-traditional compensation packages, and some graduate choose not to disclose their salaries. The Career, Academic, and Alumni Services Office does collect information pertaining to bonuses, part-time and hourly wages, and benefit packages. If you would like to know more, please contact 703-993-8020.