Mackenzi Siebert

Mackenzi Siebert, Class of ’17

Intern, U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

In deciding where to attend law school, George Mason’s strategic location proved too good for Mackenzi Siebert to pass up. “Mason’s accessibility to the greater DC metro area has opened up doors for me not only in DC proper, but throughout the northern Virginia region,” she says. “I am pursuing a career in litigation with a DC firm, and I can’t imagine a better place to train and prepare for that career than at Mason.”

Mackenzi also credits the school’s nationally competitive trial advocacy team, moot court program and comprehensive legal research and writing courses as aspects that attracted her to Scalia Law. She specifically notes Mason’s unique focus on law and economics. Says Mackenzi, “the advent of legal economic thought has put Mason at the forefront of some of the most exciting changes in the legal thought market, and I’m so excited to be a part of the GMU community at this exciting time.”

Above all else, Mackenzi credits the faculty for their leadership in making Scalia Law the place it is today. “I’ve immensely benefited from being able to learn from great legal minds who bring so much experience and thoughtfulness to their exposition of law,” she says. “Because the GMU Law faculty brings so much objective analysis of contemporary legal issues into every class, I think that I have been given a robust and well-rounded legal education that doesn’t simply focus on one ideological perspective to the exclusion of all others.”

Mackenzi is a member of the Class of 2017. She is interning this fall with the House Judiciary Committee and will be spending her second summer with a top-ranked construction law firm.