Fast Facts About George Mason School of Law
- Established 1972 as the International School of Law in Washington, D.C.; merged with George Mason University in 1979 to become George Mason University School of Law
- Occupies the 150,000 square-foot Hazel Hall, opened in 1999.
- Accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
- Member of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS)
- Host to research projects and centers:
- Approximate student enrollment: 550
- Day and evening programs offered
- 2014-2015 full-time student tuition:
- In-State: $25,351
- Out-of-State: $40,737
Faculty and Curriculum
- Mason Law faculty ranks 21st for Scholarly Impact in the 2012 study, Top 70 Law Faculties in Scholarly Impact, 2007-2011.
- Faculty/student ratio: 1:12.7
- Full-time faculty: 40
- Innovative and demanding curriculum emphasizes the role of economic analysis in law (Economic Foundations of Legal Studies is a required first-year course), as well as legal writing skills and substantive preparation for practice
- Specialty concentrations offered in: Communications Law, Corporate and Securities Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Business Law, Legal and Economic Theory, Litigation, Homeland and National Security Law, Personal Law, Regulatory Law, Patent Law, Tax Law, and Technology Law
- Number of student-edited professional journals and law reviews: 5
- Opportunities for real world experiences in domestic relations, law and mental illness, patent law, regulatory law, and a variety of Virginia practice areas through our clinical programs
- Number of student organizations: 48
- Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Association host numerous competitions throughout the year and send teams out to compete in regional, national, and international competitions.
Degrees and Admissions
- Degrees awarded: Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM)
- Joint degrees awarded: law and public policy
- Applicant pool represents 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 64 foreign nations
Profile of Fall 2014 Entering Class
- Entering class size: 162 (118 full-time; 44 part-time)
- Entering class median LSAT: 161
- Entering class median undergraduate GPA: 3.6
- Entering class residency: 60% Virginia residents, 40% out-of-state
- Entering class makeup: 58% male, 42% female.
- Entering students hold a total of 26 graduate degrees
Alumni and Careers
Mason Law graduates can be found in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and at least 19 foreign nations. For the most up-to-date employment information, see Graduate Employment Statistics.