Director of Graduate Studies
Antonin Scalia Law School
George Mason University
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Phone: (703) 993-8853
Fax: (703) 993-8010
Why pursue a Master of Laws (LLM) degree?
Whether specializing or pursuing the general LLM, Mason Law graduates gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and expertise to build a successful career in the United States or abroad. The LLM Programs at Mason Law allow students to:
- develop specialized expertise in one area of law: Law & Economics, including Global Antitrust, or Intellectual Property Law; or
- for those students who completed their legal education abroad, obtain a strong foundation in the U.S. legal system through the U.S. Law LLM.
Location, Location, Location!
Located in Arlington, Virginia, blocks from a D.C. Metro (subway) stop, and minutes from Washington, D.C., Mason Law offers lawyers ample occasions to enjoy the nation’s capital and its cultural and social events, including professional conferences and abundant networking opportunities.
At Mason Law, Economics Matter
With a world-class reputation in Law & Economics, Mason Law houses the highest concentration of renowned faculty in the field of economics and antitrust law.
Mason Law sits just a few miles away from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
With the lowest tuition of any of the top tier D.C.-area law schools, even international and out-of-state students pay less at Mason Law.
Research & Networking Opportunities
Mason Law houses two top ranked research centers: the Law & Economics Center (LEC); and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP).
Both centers host academic conferences and roundtables, and produce top-notch research and leading publications.
The Mason Global Antitrust Institute (GAI), a part of the LEC, educates judges and lawyers in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Experiences Tailored For You
With the lowest student to faculty ratio in the D.C. area, Mason Law offers LLM students individualized attention, allowing them to tailor their academic experience and legal education to their own needs.
Mason Law ranks 4th in the nation in part-time law programs, making it the ideal place for busy professionals including diplomats and patent agents working in Washington, D.C., Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) members, as well as students with families.
Who Can Apply?
To the U.S. Law LLM or the Law & Economics LLM: Applicants must have completed a JD in the United States at an ABA approved school or the equivalent degree from a law school abroad.
To the Intellectual Property Law LLM: Mason accepts applications from lawyers and non-lawyer IP professionals (such as trainees and patent agents) who may not have a law degree but have completed a bachelors level degree and have at least four years of professional experience working with intellectual property.
English Proficiency: All applicants who are non-native English speakers must score a minimum of 90 on the TOEFL (iBT) test or 6.5 on the IELTS.