School of Law Moves Up Two Places in U.S. News Top Tier

Posted: April 5, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

George Mason’s School of Law remains in the top tier of the nation’s law schools, moving up two places in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of “Best Graduate Schools.” The School of Law is ranked 38th in the country, after ranking 40th last year and 47th the year before.

“We are very pleased by the rise from number 40 to number 38 in U.S. News’ rankings,” says School of Law Dean Mark Grady. “Over the past five years, we’ve jumped over 78 other law schools, making us the fastest growing law school in America. Over this period, we are now tied with the University of California, Hastings School of Law, which is much older than we are. This success rewards the leadership of our university as well as the hard work of law faculty and Law School administrators.”

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

For more information on the rankings, visit the U.S. News web site.

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