3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#4 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at George Mason University has an application deadline of April 1. Its tuition is full-time: $24,623 per year (in-state); full-time: $39,561 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $879 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,413 per credit (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 14.4:1. The School of Law at George Mason University has 189 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
With the George Mason University School of Law’s close proximity to Washington, D.C., law students have year-round opportunities for employment in different areas of government, federal agencies, and private law firms. The George Mason School of Law offers day and evening programs for J.D. candidates, as well as one joint degree program, a J.D./Master of Public Policy. Law students can pursue curricular concentrations and tracks to specialize in areas such as patent law, intellectual property law, or homeland and national security law.
Legal clinics, such as the Law and Mental Illness clinic and the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers, give students further experience with specific areas of law practice. There are about 40 student organizations to get involved with, as well as several legal journals, including the George Mason Law Review, the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, and the Civil Rights Law Journal. Another journal at George Mason, the Green Bag, is a quarterly publication that aims to provide entertaining and useful legal writing. Students cannot live on the law school’s campus, which is located in Arlington, Va. near a stop on Washington, D.C.’s major public transportation system, the Metro.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||April 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$0|
|Part-time program application fee||$0|
|Admissions Phone||(703) 993-8010|
|Full- and part-time faculty||189|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||220|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $24,623 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$16,710|
|Employed at graduation 2||49.4%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$75,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$62,467|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||476,900|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data