National Jurist Names Mason an ‘Excellent Value’ Law School

Posted: March 11, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s School of Law rates as one of the “excellent value” public law schools, according to the National Jurist magazine. The rankings appeared in the February 2004 issue.

To calculate the rankings, the magazine separately looked at private and public schools according to six criteria: tuition, bar passage rates, unemployment rates, median grants awarded to students, clinic slots, and faculty-student ratio. Among the six criteria, the tuition and bar passage rates were weighted more heavily.

“People around the country are just beginning to wake up to the realization that George Mason is the real deal–a tough program with a visible, active faculty in the most sought-after location in the United States at a reasonable price,” says Dan Polsby, associate dean of the School of Law. “And for Virginia residents, the price is downright cheap.”

The National Jurist, which began publication in 1991, is geared toward law students. To read the complete article, go to the National Jurist web site.

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