Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School ranked second in the commonwealth and D.C. area, U.S. News rankings say


George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is the No. 2 law school in the commonwealth in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The school also ranks No. 2 among all law schools in the Washington, D.C., area. Overall, Scalia Law is ranked 12th nationally among public universities.

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Scalia Law also has the No. 1 part-time law program nationally among public universities. The school’s intellectual property program shone as well, with a No. 9 ranking nationally among public institutions. The University of Virginia School of Law was ranked No. 1 overall in the commonwealth.

The U.S. News rankings for law and medical schools were originally scheduled for release on April 25 with the rest of the graduate school evaluations, but were postponed until today to allow U.S. News to verify data.

“We are pleased to be ranked as the No. 2 law school in the commonwealth and the DMV, with the nation’s No. 1-ranked public, part-time JD program,” Scalia Law Dean Ken Randall said. “While the values used in the rankings continue to evolve, as a general matter, the rankings reflect the strong performance of our outstanding students and faculty and our alumni support.”