George Mason University School of Law offers two Master of Laws (LLM) Degrees in the areas of Intellectual Property and Law & Economics. In addition to this, the school offers a joint degree program with the School of Public Policy. Brief information on each program appears below. Click on the name of the degree to view details about each program.
This degree is designed for attorneys who intend to practice in the fields of patent, copyright and trademark, or technology law. The curriculum in the Intellectual Property LLM program includes courses covering every aspect of intellectual property law, from basic courses in patent, copyright, trademark, and technology law, to enforcement, litigation and dispute resolution, among others. Students can learn study these issues broadly or choose to focus their studies in technology or patent law.
This degree is designed to provide law graduates the opportunity to develop an expertise in the skills of economic analysis as they are applied to a variety of legal Economics touches private law, intellectual property law, international business law, regulatory law and other areas that students may explore. Additionally, students may choose to pursue their LLM in Law and Economics with an antitrust focus. George Mason University School of Law is one of the nation’s leading centers for the study of law and economics. During the past 15 years, George Mason has assembled a distinctive, interdisciplinary faculty, many of whom hold doctorates in economics, philosophy, political science or related fields.
The JD/MPP Joint Degree Program in Law and Public Policy provides students with an opportunity to master the fundamentals of legal and policy analysis. It provides students with full legal training and a solid understanding of public policy, preparing them for careers in legal academia, government and policymaking. Upon completion of the graduation requirements of both schools, students of the joint degree program will receive both a JD from the School of Law and an MPP from the School of Public Policy. Both degrees can be achieved on a full-time basis in approximately four years, instead of the five years that would be required if each degree were pursued sequentially. For more information on this program, download the following documents:
JD/MPP Application (PDF Document)
Graduate International Student Information Form
Students seeking F-1 immigration status must submit a Graduate International Student Information Form. Immigration documents required for international students studying full time in the United States will not be issued until the student has completed the form (front and back) and returned it along with a copy of the identification page of the passport and supporting documents to: George Mason School of Law Office of Admissions, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201, U.S.A.
Download the Graduate International Student Information Form.