Located just steps away from the nation’s capital, George Mason University School of Law offers students unmatched professional, educational, and cultural opportunities in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.
Proximity to the White House, Capitol Hill, and the U.S. Supreme Court—as well as countless government agencies, think-tanks, non-profits, and law firms—gives students unparalleled access to the top legal minds, organizations, and job opportunities that the nation has to offer. Our faculty is culled from these very institutions, and many of our graduates go on to work at the highest level in those organizations.
Interested in spending a semester working for a U.S. Senate committee? Looking for a legal externship at the Department of Justice or Federal Trade Commission? Mason Law affords students these opportunities, and much more.
Culturally, D.C. is among the most vibrant cities in the nation. Home to the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, the Kennedy Center, and a thriving and innovative restaurant scene, the city is a haven for art, music, and food enthusiasts. Exhibits and concerts abound. Plus, D.C. boasts a wealth of outdoor opportunities—from taking a run around the National Mall, to biking along the Capitol Crescent trail, to kayaking down the Potomac River.
Just across the Potomac lies Arlington, a short metro ride (and even shorter drive) from D.C. Our campus is located in the Clarendon neighborhood, a lively urban hub for young professionals. Our Virginia location not only allows for more affordable living, but also distinguishes us from other area schools in our ability to access the many legal opportunities that the Commonwealth has to offer. Numerous Fortune 500 companies are located in Arlington County, and nearby is the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia—known as the “rocket docket” for having the fastest trial docket in the country. The state capital of Richmond, home to numerous big law firms and the Supreme Court of Virginia, is just over 100 miles away.