Mason Law School Climbs to 34th in U.S. News Rankings

Posted: April 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University’s School of Law advanced to 34th in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. law schools, up three spots from last year.

Mason’s law school has moved steadily up the ranks since first cracking the top 50 in 2001. Mason remains the youngest law school ranked in the U.S. News & World Report’s top 50.

“We are pleased to have the accomplishments of the Mason law community recognized, and realize the rankings are important to applicants,” said Dean Daniel Polsby. “But at the end of the day, our educational mission and efforts to fulfill that mission are relatively unchanged by this or any other ranking.”

Each year, U.S. News & World Report evaluates graduate programs in five major disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. Programs are ranked using measures such as entering students’ test scores, faculty/student ratios and reputation ratings drawn from inside and outside academia.

Mason is one of four Virginia law schools that were ranked in the top 50. For more information, visit the U.S. News & World Report web site.

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