George Mason University School of Law is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. It is not located at the university's main campus in Fairfax, but is instead located in Arlington, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. George Mason University has a distinguished record in the field of law and economics. The school is home to one third of the scholars who have been recognized as founding fathers of law and economics. Additionally, the university boasts two Nobel Prize economists: James M. Buchanan (1986) and Vernon L. Smith (2002). Because of its advantageous location and growing reputation, George Mason University School of Law has the opportunity to be a selective institution. The law school received 5,665 applications for fall 2006 JD admission and made offers of admission to 1,116 individuals. George Mason has 717 students in its J.D., LL.M., and J.M. programs. The median LSAT score among those offered admission to the fall 2006 entering J.D. class was 164 and the median GPA was 3.61. Merit-based scholarships are offered to the most qualified applicants and average $12,000 per year, which is sufficient to cover the majority of the tuition for in-state students.
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George Mason Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 32% of its applicants. Comparatively, Gmu is Lower than the average cost for law school.
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Early Decision 1 : 12/15
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Regular Decision : 03/01
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George Mason Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Gmu is Below Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. George Mason University 1L section size is 20% larger than law schools in Virginia and 14% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The George Mason University class of 2015 had an employment rate of 96% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2015, 80.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.