Programs for Servicemembers and Activities Related to National Security
One little known fact about George Mason University School of Law is that its campus is located just three miles from the Pentagon which is also located in Arlington, Virginia. The law school has a tradition of recruiting students who are current or former members of the military and of placing its graduates in the military's Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG). The law school offers a variety of courses on military issues and national security and is home to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, a federally-funded initiative that studies issues related to the nation's infrastructure and homeland security. The law school also regularly hosts outside speakers who lecture on topics of military justice and national security and holds special forums that examine controversial issues such as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Finally, the law school has developed an in-house clinic that provides legal support to servicemembers along with their families. All of these relationships and programs demonstrate the law school community's commitment to support the men and women who serve this country in uniform and the national security principles that animate their service and sacrifice.