The George Mason American Inn of Court
The Mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster
excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills
for judges, lawyers, academicians, and students of the law in order
to perfect the quality, availability and efficiency of justice
in the United States.
Goals Of The American Inns Of Court Foundation
- To promote, establish and charter American Inns of Court
throughout the United States.
- To help ensure the vitality and continuity of local Inns.
- To facilitate the exchange of ideas, experiences and ongoing
education among members of the American Inns of Court, thereby
maintaining an institutional forum where judges, lawyers,
academicians and students of law, working together, pursue the
highest goals of the legal profession.
- To shape a culture of excellence in American jurisprudence by
promoting a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and
legal skills in the practice of law, and transmitting these values
from one generation of lawyers to the next.
- To ensure the viability and long-term stability of the American
Inns of Court Foundation.
George Mason Inn Student Membership Information
Students are encouraged to pursue the Inn as an
extracurricular activity. The monthly meetings provide a
unique networking opportunity, and the presentations are an
opportunity for the students to study an aspect of the law in
deeper detail. Students have made valuable connections
through the Inn, leading to continuing and meaningful relationships
with Northern Virginia judges and attorneys. The period for
student applications for membership for the 2016-17 school year has
ended, and the next student application period will open in the
spring of 2017.
George Mason Inn General Membership Information
The George Mason American Inn of Court is part of the
nationwide American Inns of Court Foundation. George Mason Inn
membership is composed of the following categories:
- Masters of the Bench: Lawyers with at least 10
years of experience, judges, and law professors
- Barristers: Lawyers with at least 5 years of
- Associates: Lawyers with less than 5 years
- Students: Second and Third Year Students from
the George Mason University School of Law
By becoming a member of the George Mason American Inn of Court,
individuals automatically become members of the American Inns of
Court Foundation. The Foundation provides many services, including
a publishing a bi-monthly newsletter, a National Membership
Directory, maintaining a national program library, and holding a
National Conference annually. For more information about American
Inns of Court, see the American Inns of Court Foundation web
Applications for Membership
The George Mason American Inn of Court is now accepting
applications from rising 2D, 2E, 3D, 3E and 4E GMU Law students for
2020-2021 membership. Interested students should submit the
following documents by e-mail to GeorgeMasonInnofCourt@gmail.com
by March 31, 2020:
- A current resume with your GPA redacted, but with a statement
certifying that your GPA is 2.5 or above; and
- A statement of 250 words or less telling us why you want to be
a member of the Inn of Court.
Applicants will be contacted with further details by e-mail
The Inn will begin accepting new applications for membership
beginning on April 1, 2020. Interested applicants should submit the
following to the Inn's Membership Chair on or before May 3, 2020 by
means of an e-mail to Kathryn.Grace@wilsonelser.com bearing the
subject line "GMU Inn Membership":
- A completed Application
- A resume or curriculum vitae
- At least one letter of recommendation.
Further information about the membership application process is
provided on the Inn's Application Form, which can be downloaded