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George Mason University School of Law

George Mason University School of LawGeorge Mason University School of Law is located in the state of Virginia. As one of the leading law programs, George Mason University School of Law has a high average LSAT score of 158-165 when recruiting new students. As a return, the median starting salary for law graduates reaches $145,000 per year. See the following table for detailed admissions information and career profiles of George Mason University School of Law.

George Mason University School of Law is abbreviated for GMUSL: https://www.abbreviationfinder.org/acronyms/gmusl_george-mason-university-school-of-law.html

Admissions: George Mason University

Fall 2019 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 5,269
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,300
Overall acceptance rate 24.7%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 246
Number of full-time program applicants 4,624
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,144
Full-time acceptance rate 24.7%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 190
Number of part-time program applicants 1,787
Number of part-time program acceptances 156
Part-time acceptance rate 8.7%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 56
Fall 2019 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.21-3.83
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 158-165
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.2-3.83
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 158-165
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.25-3.81
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 157-163

Careers: George Mason University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2018 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar VA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 87.1%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 81.6%
Class of 2018 Graduates
Total graduates 223
Graduates employed at graduation 95.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.2%
Starting Salaries of 2018 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $70,000
Median private sector starting salary $145,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 57%
Median public service starting salary $55,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2018)
Percent employed in academia 5.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 10.0%
Percent employed in government 17.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 13.0%
Percent employed in law firms 47.0%
Percent employed in public interest 8.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 2.3%
2018 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 43%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 18
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.5%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 4.2%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.5%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 87.4%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.5%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.3%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.3%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.4%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Career services staff assist students and alumni in finding employment by hosting fall and spring recruiting programs, job fairs, and networking events; maintaining an online job bank; subscribing to numerous employment databases and organizations; and conducting employer outreach. Counselors review application materials, process clerkship applications, and identify alumni mentors.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 70.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 19.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 11.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.0%

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