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Scalia Law School is a close-knit community, offering hands-on instruction from a world-class faculty that ranks 21st in the nation for scholarly impact. With a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, small class sizes allow for direct interaction with professors – an invaluable advantage when learning complex legal doctrines. The alumni frequently donate their time and talents to the current students.

*The 2016 entering first-year JD class consists of 179 students representing 32 states, the District of Columbia, and eight different countries.
* There are over 7,300 living alumni across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 22 different countries.
* The law school regularly hosts community events such as Wine & Cheese Workshops, Casino Night, and De-Stress During Exams with Puppies.

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Oh, Puppy Day. I love Puppy Day. Puppy Day happens around finals time. An organization comes in with a bunch of puppies, and it's just the greatest de-stressor that they have.

The student body is from everywhere. I'm an evening student, so a lot of the students that are in my classes are working full time. Some of them have families, some of them have children. So we all have different backgrounds, which is great for the classroom discussion. But throughout the school year I've attended a couple of the Wine and Cheese that they have on Wednesday nights, which is when a faculty member comes in and speaks about a topic that they are interested in or maybe researching.

The alumni of the school is a very close-knit, supportive group. They love talking to the students. They come to classes. They come to events. And they've just been amazing.

Last year, I attended the first annual George Mason Community Law School Picnic. The picnic was a great reminder of how valuable my alumni connections have been at George Mason.

There are so many good people who are part of this exceptional community. And they're fun people. They're smart people. They're people that I want to engage with. Those that I knew as classmates and those that I've encountered in the field or work with at the Justice Department maintain very high standards for themselves and are very, very good people to work with.

I think that the community here at George Mason has been wonderful. The students that I'm with, we all have different perspectives, different backgrounds, and we're still supportive of each other because we all have a goal of getting this degree. And it's just been a very helpful group of folks.

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