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George Mason University Law School

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This is a Commuter School, don't let anybodyQuite BrightPreLaw and Legal
This is a Commuter School, don't let anybody tell you otherwise, there are some good and some useless programs here, if you have any sense try to be an NCC major... because they are the only staff that can be remotely helpful.

Admin: Trust me, they give as much of a damn about you as you do about them (which is nothing),they will simply focus on what their job description is and nothing more, some may be helpful but to get anything done... you might have to threaten to involve the Dean of a department in it.

Campus Life: Not much.. they try but ultimately useless...
Classes: Some are useful, ratemyprofessor.com is a great indicator of what your professor may behave like. Also... some classes are offered some are not, either way expect to take useless pre-requisites that don't have much bearing on your major or career choice. Get your textbooks elsewhere they will cost a lot more at the uni than anywhere else.

Not the greatest place to waste your time in, better spent somewhere else.

1st Year Male -- Class 2014
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GEORGE MASON SUCKS!!!Quite BrightPreLaw and Legal
GEORGE MASON SUCKS!!! It is impossible to meet people at this school! The people are clique-ish, high-school acting snobs that won't talk to you. When you try to talk to people in your classes about doing something on the weekend, people look at each other and say "Well, we're not really friends with you dude." Or if you see a couple of people walking from one of your classes and ask if they are having lunch, they respond with a loud and rude "NO!!"

The other exclusive groups include the older returning to college students who walk around with their books in those suit-cases on wheels, (hey, they do have their own lives, and kids to get back to, so you won't be chilling with them anyway) and the asian, south-asian, and middle eastern ethnic cliques that just associate with their own kind and speak with each other in their own language.

The campus is really structured like it's assumed that you are coming here WITH people that you know; the way the tables are set up for large friend-cliques in the student centers and the main outdoor areas are large expanses of tile and concrete with hardly any benches or other seating, encouraging people to just walk through (quickly) without taking time to sit or talk to anyone around them. There are also really no places to go on campus to meet people that aren't full of exclusive cliques that just want to hang out with their own friends.

Trying to have a social life at Mason is like walking up to a stranger you see walking by in a shopping mall and asking if they want to hang out, or doing that in a movie theater when everybody is getting up and leaving after the movie.

If you transfer in, and you're not from the area you won't get on-campus housing, (it's PACKED and heavily wait-listed) so you'll have to get an apartment in the area and commute; and you REALLY won't meet people then.

The surrounding area of Northern Virginia is similar; it's not a college town. The Main campus is right smack in the middle of super-suburbia, Fairfax County. Most people around are family oriented; they have houses, kids, and commute to somewhere inside the beltway. There are no real college-night type bars or clubs or young-people hangouts.

Academically, I'm a Government and International Politics major, and I find the program pretty weak. Most of my professors have been moron adjunct faculty that grade unrealistically when you consider the low quality material that they teach; Kamal Beyolough regularly gave his Government 101 classes an average C-. And if it's not that, they're busy working on their projects for tenure-review or something similar and say (well, I'm writing my book right now, I can't really talk to you about that)

The only people who have anything nice to say about this school are the ones who went to high school in the area and go here with lots of their friends.

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