School of Law

School of Law

Dean, Daniel D. Polsby

Research Council: Richard Kelsey
Centers, Faculty, Grants
Acronym: SOL Unit Profile Phone: 703-993-8973
Location: Room 212, Hazel Hall, 3301 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201


The School of Law (SOL) was founded in 1972 as the International School of Law, the law school became a part of George Mason University in 1979. It is accredited by theAmerican Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

During the past decade, the law school has been in the forefront of curricular innovation. Recognizing the rapid changes that are occurring in legal practice and profession, George Mason has pioneered three core competencies—often neglected at more traditional institutions—for its students: (1) specialized substantive preparation for practice; (2) intensive development of legal writing and research skills; and (3) the legal application of economic tools and methods. Our demanding curriculum offers students unique advantages in today’s competitive employment market.

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