Mason Law Climbs to 34th in U.S. News Rankings

George Mason University School of Law advanced to 34th in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. law schools released today, up three spots from last year. Mason Law has moved steadily up the ranks since first cracking the top 50 in 2001. Mason remains the youngest law school ranked in the U.S. News top 50. 

"We are pleased to have the accomplishments of the Mason Law community recognized and realize the rankings are important to applicants," said Dean Daniel Polsby. "But at the end of the day, our educational mission and efforts to fulfill that mission are relatively unchanged by this or any other ranking."

Each year, U.S. News evaluates graduate programs in five major disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. Programs are ranked using measures such as entering students' test scores, faculty/student ratios, and reputation ratings drawn from inside and outside academia.

Mason Law is one of four Virginia law schools that were ranked in the top 50. For more information on the rankings, visit the U.S. News website.