Who Are We?

George Mason

Located in Arlington, Virginia, in close proximity to the nation's capital, we are a law school named for Virginia patriot George Mason, best known as the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights on which our Constitution's Bill of Rights is based. Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten founder," Mason also is well know for his refusal to sign the United States Constitution, in spite of his role in its drafting, because it did not contain a Bill of Rights, nor did it end slavery.

But more than a school named for an historical figure, we are a rich community of individuals. We come to Mason from all over the United States and from various nations around the world. We represent people from every walk of life. Each of us brings a history and experience unique to us and unlike any other. Our differences comprise our strength.

George Mason might be the right place for you. Find out more today.


Katie CrytzerDaniel LupoBrandy WagstaffTim ShirkKimberly WhiteFrank Webb

 Katie Crytzer

Katherine (Katie) Crytzer

3D
Class of 2009

Occupation:
Law Student

Middle Tennessee State University
BS, Political Science, Pre-law

Activities:
George Mason Law Review
—Managing Editor
Moot Court Board—Member of National Team
Trial Advocacy Association—Former Vice President
Women's Law Association
Intern for The Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee of the Eastern District of Virginia

Memberships:
American Bar Association

"George Mason is a small school with acces to all of the resources that the metro Washingon, D.C. area has to offer. Students have the opportunity to interact with professors and other students one on one during class and then see the legal system in action after class through mentorship programs, internships, and jobs in the nation's capital."

 


Daniel Lupo

Daniel Lupo

4E
Class of 2009

Occupation:
Electrical Engineer, Patent Agent (Student Associate)

University of Maryland
BS, Electrical Engineering
Virginia Tech
MS, Electrical Engineering

Activities:
Jewish Law Students Association
Intellectual Property Law Association

Memberships:
American Bar Association

 


Brandy Wagstaff

Brandy L. Wagstaff

4E
Class of 2009

Occupation:
Management Analyst
Appellate Section, Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Justice

University of West Los Angeles
BS, Legal Studies

Activities:
George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal
—Editor-in-Chief, 2008–09
Writing Fellow, 2007–08
Upper Class Mentor, 2005–08

Memberships:
American Constitution Society
Federalist Society

"With a positive and giving attitude, it really is possible to do it all and do it all well."

 


Tim Shirk

Tim Shirk

3D
Class of 2009

Occupation:
Small Business Owner

University of Colorado, Boulder
BA, Political Science

Activities:
Federal Circuit Bar Journal
—Editor-in-Chief
Moot Court Board Member

Memberships:
Fairfax Bar Association

"There is so much to gain from the law school experience outside the countless pages you read. Invest in the people you are here with. The relationships I made and the things I learned about myself during these three years were as valuable as anything I learned in class."

 


Kimberly White

Kimberly (Kimi) White

3D
Class of 2009

Occupation:
Law Student

University of Virginia
BA, Environmental Science

Activities:
Student Bar Association—Treasurer
Journal of Law, Economics & Policy—Case Notes Editor
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)—President
George Mason Inn of Court—Student Vice-President
National Security Law Society—Founder

Memberships:
Fairfax Bar Association
Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia Military Law Committee
Society of American Military Engineers

"Mason Law prepares students to think in terms of costs, instead of solely balancing tests, which sets its students apart. The law school also encourages its students to independently host panels, roundtables, and debates that are recognized as influential throughout the legal community, and the organization of those events also teaches students invaluable professional and networking skills."

 


Frank Webb

Frank Webb

2E
Class of 2011

Occupation:
Law Student

Dartmouth College
AB, Government

Activities:
Federalist Society
Hispanic Law Students Association
The Legal Clinic

Memberships:
Fairfax Bar Association

Hispanic National Bar Association

"I've really enjoyed the professors I've had at Mason. You can tell they're invested in their courses and in their roles in the quality of the law school. They don't teach an 'agenda,' but they are clearly well versed in the debates within their fields. They're also very approachable outside of the classroom."