Low enrollment leads to Law School tuition freeze

During its final meeting of 2013, the Board of Visitors voted on Dec. 12th to freeze the tuition of Mason’s law school for the upcoming school year.

The tuition freeze was prompted by low enrollment numbers at the law school, which have been dropping steadily since 2010, with a decrease of approximately 84 students from 2010 to 2012.

Dan Polsby, the dean of the law school, attributes the low enrollment numbers to the economic recession and a limited job market for new lawyers.

Editor’s Blog: Aligning Mason’s vision with Virginia’s goals

In a blog post last week, President Ángel Cabrera wrote about the changing relationship between public universities and the states that finance them. Cabrera presents some figures that show declining state support for universities who have had to find sources of revenue to make up the difference.

Flagel leaving for Brandeis after decade at Mason

Dean of Admissions Andrew Flagel explains his use of social media in his office on Friday. Flagel will be leaving Mason for a position at Brandeis University at the end of the month. (Kevin Loker)