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George Mason Named One of the "Best Value" Law Schools by National Jurist

In the February 2004 issue of the National Jurist, George Mason University School of Law is rated one of the "best value" public law schools in the nation. In order to calculate the "best value" rankings, the National Jurist looked at private and public schools separately according to the following six criteria: tuition, bar passage rates, unemployment rates, median grants awarded to students, clinic slots, and faculty-student ratio. Among the six criteria, the tuition and bar passage rates were weighted more heavily. According to Associate Dean Dan Polsby, "People around the country are just beginning to wake up to the realization that George Mason is the real deal, a tough program with a visible, active faculty in the most sought-after location in the U.S. at a reasonable price. And for Virginia residents the price is downright cheap."