Law Program at George Mason University (Mason)

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Law Program

The law degree program at George Mason University prepares students seeking a future in the independent professional practice of law, which includes instructions for taking state and national bar examinations. Students will also learn advanced research in jurisprudence. Students of the law degree program will have focused on courses in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer law program.

The Law program at Mason is accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar for more than 37 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Law Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Mason offers a doctorate degree program in law.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male84
Female70

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian12
Black7
Hispanic9
White112
Multiple Races5
Non Resident Alien4
Unknown5

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Law program at George Mason University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Lawyers

Description

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, lawyers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 40
    • Average Hourly Rate: $80.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $166590

Judicial Law Clerks

Description

Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Description

Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -3.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 480
    • Average Hourly Rate: $61.16
    • Average Annual Salary: $127220

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Description

Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 320

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Law Programs in Virginia

Law programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 370 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 180 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 170 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 60 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 120 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

Appalachian School of Law

Grundy, VA
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School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • 59 students completed this program

Programs

  • Law (D)

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