George Mason Law Review

The George Mason Law Review is an independent law review run by students at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University. Founded in 1976, and partially re-founded after reorganization in 1995, it is the flagship law review of the Antonin Scalia Law School.[1] The journal usually publishes four or five issues per year, with two of those issues dedicated to annual symposia including the journal's notable annual symposium that focuses on antitrust law.

George Mason Law Review  
DisciplineLaw Review
Publication details
Former name(s)
International School of Law Review
George Mason Independent Law Review
History1976 – present
Frequency4/5 issues per year
Standard abbreviations
BluebookGeo. Mason L. Rev.
ISO 4George Mason Law Rev.


The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University was formerly the International School of Law, whose student-run publication, the International School of Law Review began in 1976. When the school became George Mason School of Law in 1979, the publication became the George Mason University Law Review. In 1992, the student-run law review briefly split with the law school's administration, publishing as the George Mason Independent Law Review. During this time the George Mason Independent Law Review maintained a traditional law review format by publishing both professional and student works. While another law review under the name George Mason University Law Review only published articles written by the students of the law school. In the Fall of 1995, pursuant to an agreement with the dean of the law school, the two law reviews merged and George Mason Independent Law Review began operating as the modern George Mason Law Review.


Like most American law reviews, membership on the law review is granted through a competitive process. First-year students must participate in a Write-On competition after completing their final exams in the spring semester. The Law Review then considers the student's first-year grades and performance in the write on to make offers of membership. Prospective members must be in the top 50 percent of their first year law school class.[2]

George Mason Law Review Annual Symposium on AntitrustEdit

Each year, the review holds a symposium on antitrust law at the law school's campus in Arlington, Virginia.[3] The symposium consists of a keynote address by a leader in the field of antitrust law followed by panels discussing aspects of antitrust law. Past speakers have included Makan Delrahim, Maureen Ohlhausen, Joshua D. Wright, J. Thomas Rosch, and Neelie Kroes. The Law Review publishes an issue dedicated to the symposium.

Notable articlesEdit

Notable articles published in the George Mason Law Review include:

  • Hausman, J. A., and G. K. Leonard. “Economic Analysis of Differentiated Products Mergers Using Real World Data.” Geo. Mason L. Rev. 5 (1996): 321.
  • Nelson, R. H. “Privatizing the Neighborhood: A Proposal to Replace Zoning with Private Collective Property Rights to Existing Neighborhoods.” 7 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 827 (1998).
  • Shapiro, C. “Exclusivity in Network Industries.” 7 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 673 (1998).
  • Salop, Steven C.; Romaine, R. Craig (1999). "Preserving Monopoly: Economic Analysis, Legal Standards, and Microsoft". George Mason Law Review. 7 (3): 617–72.
  • Storzer, Roman P.; Picarello, Jr., Anthony R. (2001). "The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000: A Constitutional Response to Unconstitutional Zoning Practices". George Mason Law Review. 9 (4): 929–1000.
  • Mosteller, Robert P. (2008). "Exculpatory Evidence, Ethics, and the Road to the Disbarment of Mike Nifong: The Critical Importance of Full Open-File Discovery". George Mason Law Review. 15 (2): 257–318.
  • Thompson, David C.; Wachtell, Melanie F. (2009). "An Empirical Analysis of Supreme Court Certiorari Petition Procedures: The Call for Response and the Call for the Views of the Solicitor General". George Mason Law Review. 16 (2): 237–302. SSRN 1377522.
  • Kovacic, William E. (2009). "Rating the Competition Agencies: What Constitutes Good Performance?" (PDF). George Mason Law Review. 16 (4): 903–26.
  • Laufer-Ukeles, Pamela; Blecher-Prigat, Ayelet (2013). "Between Function and Form: Towards a Differentiated Model of Functional Parenthood". George Mason Law Review. 20 (2): 419–84. SSRN 2151226.


  1. ^ The George Mason Law Review Homepage
  2. ^ "Write-On Competition – George Mason Law Review". Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  3. ^ "George Mason Law Review Antitrust Symposium". Archived from the original on 2007-11-11. Retrieved 2007-11-15.