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Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia
Law School, previously George Mason University
George Mason University
School of Law,[1] is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in Virginia, United States. The law school is located in Arlington, roughly fifteen miles east-northeast of the university's main campus in Fairfax. George Mason University
George Mason University
School of Law was authorized by the Virginia General Assembly in March 1979 and was founded on July 1, 1979. The American Bar Association provisionally approved the school in the fall of 1980 and granted full approval in 1986. As of 2017, the school had 525 students in its J.D., LL.M., JD/MBA, and JD/MPP programs. The median LSAT score among those offered admission to the full-time program for the fall 2017 entering J.D. class was 162 and the median GPA was 3.70.[2] The passage rate for first-time takers of the Virginia
Virginia
bar exam in July 2017 was 80.33%, fifth among Virginia's eight law schools.[3] On March 31, 2016, the Board of Visitors approved renaming the school after the late United States
United States
Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. The name change followed gifts of $20 million from an anonymous donor and an additional $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation conditioned on the renaming, and was announced as requiring approval by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.[4] The name change became effective on May 17, 2016.[5]

Contents

1 Rankings 2 Tuition 3 Admissions process 4 Curriculum

4.1 First-year curriculum 4.2 Second-year curriculum

5 Employment 6 Law library 7 Journals

7.1 Student Edited 7.2 Other

8 Clinics and externships 9 Student organizations 10 References 11 External links

Rankings[edit]

41st-best law school – U.S. News and World Report
U.S. News and World Report
[6] 21st – Scholarly impact of the faculty based on per capita citations to faculty scholarship.[7] 4th-best part-time law program – U.S. News and World Report
U.S. News and World Report
[8]

Tuition[edit] The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) for the 2017-18 academic year at Mason Law is $49,219 for in-state students attending full-time; the total cost of attendance for non-resident students attending full-time is $64,605.[9] The Law School Transparency
Law School Transparency
estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $179,567 for residents, and $234,586 for non-residents.[10] To combat the high cost of law school, George Mason's Board of Visitors voted in 2013 to freeze tuition through the 2016-2017 academic year.[11] Admissions process[edit] The School of Law follows a rolling admissions process and starts making admission decisions in late December and continuing in May, June, and July. Students must use the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) to submit their LSAT scores, college transcripts, and letters of recommendation.[12] Curriculum[edit] Mason Law is somewhat distinctive in offering a wide variety of intensive law tracks, each of which requires that approximately one-third of the credits for graduation be completed in the track, and law concentrations, which are elective specializations and have a less restrictive credit requirement as compared to the track program.[13] The law tracks include Litigation Law, Patent Law, and Regulatory Law.[14] The law concentrations include Antitrust Law, Communications Law, Corporate and Securities Law, Criminal Law, Homeland & National Security Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property
Property
Law, International Business Law, Legal and Economic Theory, Litigation Law, Personal Law, Regulatory Law, Tax Law, and Technology Law.[15] Also, the school boasts a rigorous Legal Research, Writing and Analysis (LRWA) curriculum. Mason Law requires its students to complete four semesters (two years) of LRWA coursework. Students acquire the necessary skills for trial and appellate practice. The first-year LRWA curriculum is taught by third-year (and fourth-year evening) law students under the guidance of full-time faculty. During the first semester, students learn how to conduct legal research and write a predictive memorandum, while during the second semester, students compete in intramural oral arguments while producing both predictive and persuasive memoranda. The second year of LRWA is taught by legal practitioners, and consists of Appellate Writing and Legal Drafting. Student transcripts bear a separate grade-point average (GPA) for LRWA and writing-intensive coursework in addition to the overall GPA. Students must successfully complete 89 credits to graduate. First-year curriculum[edit] In addition to two semesters (5 credits total) of LRWA, the first-year curriculum is filled with foundation courses. First-year day students cover the following legal foundation courses: Torts (4 credits), Contracts
Contracts
(5 credits), Property
Property
(4 credits), Civil Procedure (4 credits), Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (2 credits), and Criminal Law
Criminal Law
(3 credits). In addition, every student is required to complete one semester of "Economic Foundations of Legal Studies," a basic economics course taught by distinguished economists. First-year students may not take any electives. The first-year students are graded according to a mandatory 3.25 curve. Second-year curriculum[edit] In their second year of study, day students must complete a 4-credit Constitutional Law
Constitutional Law
course and complete an additional 4 credits of LRWA. Students may select from a variety of upper-level electives in addition to these requirements. Employment[edit] According to George Mason's official ABA-required disclosures, 56% of the Class of 2014 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation. Ten months after graduation, 84% of the Class of 2014 was employed in or about to begin full-time jobs requiring bar passage or jobs for which a J.D. provides an advantage.[16] George Mason's Law School Transparency
Law School Transparency
under-employment score is 16.8%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2014 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[17] Law library[edit] The George Mason Law Library has a collection of electronic and print materials providing access to legal treatises, journals, and databases. Non-legal materials are available through the GMU University Libraries. It is a selective depository for U.S. Government documents, and it provides interlibrary lending services with other academic libraries,[18] which enables students and faculty to borrow materials from major academic libraries. The library occupies four levels of the law school building. It has 14 study rooms, 70 carrel seats, and 196 table seats wired with electrical and network connections, and a wireless network is available. The library also operates 2 computer labs with a variety of software.[19] The library employs 16 full-time staff members, including 6 librarians with degrees in law and library science and 3 technology specialists.[20] Journals[edit] Student Edited[edit]

George Mason Law Review [21](ISSN 1088-5625) George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal[22] (ISSN 1049-4766) Journal of International Commercial Law [23] National Security Law Journal
National Security Law Journal
[24] (ISSN 2373-8464) The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy[25] (ISSN 1553-4367)

Other[edit]

The Green Bag (second series), created by professor Ross Davies. Supreme Court Economic Review, published by University of Chicago Press in conjunction with the Law and Economics
Law and Economics
Center at the George Mason University School of Law. Faculty Working Papers,[26] papers published by the faculty of the school.

Clinics and externships[edit]

Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (MVETS)[27] Domestic Relations Supervised Externship & Legal Clinic Law and Mental Illness Legal Clinic Practical Preparation of Patent Applications Supreme Court Clinic Supervised Externship - Fall, Spring, Summer Capitol Hill Supervised Externship Virginia
Virginia
Practice Supervised Externship Regulatory Comments Legal Practicum

Student organizations[edit]

Alternative Dispute Resolution Society American Constitution Society American Inn of Court Black Law Students Association Business Law Society Christian Legal Society Communications Law Association Environmental Law Society Federalist Society Honor Committee Immigration Law Society Intellectual Property
Property
Law Society International Law Society J. Reuben Clark Law Society Jewish Law Students Association Latino/a Law Student Association Law Students for Reproductive Justice Mason Law Democrats Mason Law Sports and Entertainment Association Military Law Society Moot Court Board Muslim Law Student Association Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Alpha Delta
Law Fraternity International Phi Delta Phi
Phi Delta Phi
(Lewis F. Powell Inn) Running Along the Potomac Student Bar Association The Docket Thomas More Society Trial Advocacy Association VBA Pro Bono Society Women's Law Association

References[edit]

^ Name change to Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia
School of Law:

Chappell, Bill (2016-04-06). "Plan For Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia
School Of Law Is Tweaked Over Unfortunate Acronym". The Two-Way Breaking News from NPR. Retrieved 2016-04-06.  Neil, Martha (2016-03-31). "George Mason law school to take name of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia". ABA Journal. Retrieved 2016-04-01.  Sullivan, Casey. " George Mason University
George Mason University
to Rename Law School After Scalia". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-04-01.  Svrluga, Susan (2016-03-31). "George Mason law school to be renamed the Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia
School of Law". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-04-01.  Mason Receives $30 Million in Gifts, Renames School of Law After Justice Antonin Scalia. Arlington, VA: The Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia
School of Law at George Mason University. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 

Name change to Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia
Law School:

Chappell, Bill (2016-04-06). "Plan For Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia
School Of Law Is Tweaked Over Unfortunate Acronym". The Two-Way Breaking News from NPR. Retrieved 2016-04-06.  Gershman, Jacob (2016-03-31). " George Mason University
George Mason University
Renames Law School After Justice Antonin Scalia". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 

^ https://www.law.gmu.edu/assets/files/admissions/Std509InfoReport_Dec2017.pdf ^ itembridge.com. "VBBE - Exam - Statistics". barexam.virginia.gov.  ^ Svrluga, Susan (March 31, 2016). "George Mason law school to be renamed the Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia
School of Law". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved April 1, 2016.  ^ Svrluga, Susan (May 17, 2016). "It's official: George Mason's law school is named in honor of Antonin Scalia" – via www.washingtonpost.com.  ^ [1] ^ Sisk, Gregory; Aggerbeck, Valerie; Farris, Nick; McNevin, Megan; Pitner, Maria (December 4, 2017). "Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third" – via papers.ssrn.com.  ^ "Best Law Schools 2016".  ^ School, Scalia Law. "Tuition and Costs - Scalia Law School". www.law.gmu.edu.  ^ "George Mason University, Finances". www.lstscorereports.com.  ^ "Visitors Freeze George Mason Law Tuition".  ^ School, Scalia Law. "FAQs: First Year JD Admissions - Scalia Law School". www.law.gmu.edu.  ^ School, Scalia Law. "JD Tracks and Concentrations - Scalia Law School". www.law.gmu.edu.  ^ School, Scalia Law. "Tracks - Scalia Law School". www.law.gmu.edu.  ^ School, Scalia Law. "Concentrations (Elective Specializations) - Scalia Law School". www.law.gmu.edu.  ^ "Employment Summary for 2014 Graduates" (PDF).  ^ "George Mason University". www.lstscorereports.com.  ^ School, Scalia Law. "Borrowing from Other Libraries - Scalia Law School". www.law.gmu.edu.  ^ School, Scalia Law. "About the Library - Scalia Law School". www.law.gmu.edu.  ^ School, Scalia Law. "Staff Directory - Scalia Law School". www.law.gmu.edu.  ^ " George Mason Law Review - Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia
Law School at George Mason University". George Mason Law Review.  ^ "Civil Rights Law Journal".  ^ "(no title)". georgemasonjicl.org.  ^ " National Security Law Journal
National Security Law Journal
– Insightful scholarship advancing the exciting, evolving field of national security law". www.nslj.org.  ^ "The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy – The online home of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy". www.jlep.net.  ^ School, Scalia Law. "Faculty Working Papers - Scalia Law School". www.law.gmu.edu.  ^ "Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic". mvets.law.gmu.edu. 

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