George Mason Named to National Jurist 'Technology Honor Roll'
In the January 2005 issue of the National Jurist, George Mason University School of Law is ranked eighth in a law school technology survey entitled "Top of the Technology Class." This annual survey looks at various factors in law school spending and technology infrastructure to calculate which schools have strong technology resources for classroom activities and research.
Previous surveys focused on the "most wired" law schools. This year the emphasis has obviously shifted towards wireless access, as this is the first category noted in their survey. All but two of the fifty schools on the list have wireless networks.
Almost two years ago, George Mason School of Law was one of the first departments within the 30,000 student university to implement a wireless network. Since then, wireless access has been expanded throughout the law school and across the university. At the end of December 2004, the university upgraded major elements of the law school's technology infrastructure, and the school continues to invest in and improve its technology resources. In addition to this, the law school has offered students the option to take computer-based exams during the last three academic years.