Contact Information

Jessica Sartorius
Director of Juris Master (JM) Degree Program
Antonin Scalia Law School
George Mason University
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Phone: (703) 993-8418
Fax: (703) 993-8088
jsartor@gmu.edu

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School’s JM Degree Program is designed for professionals who interact with lawyers and legal issues regularly in the course of their careers.


Who will benefit from a JM Degree?

Criminal Justice: Police Officers, Detectives, Probation Officers, Border Patrol Agents, Security Guards, Law & Justice Administrators, Journalists, and Federal Law Enforcement Officers.

Employment & Labor Relations: Human Resources Managers/Specialists/Officers, Compensation & Benefits Managers/Analysts, Training & Development Managers, and Compliance Officers.

Financial & Commercial Services: Bankers, Financial Managers/Planners/Analysts, Accountants, Auditors, Loan Officers, Tax Examiners, and Title Agents.

Government Contracts & Regulation: U.S. Armed Forces Members, Contract Compliance Managers/Analysts, Contract Administrators & Specialists, and Government Account Executives.

Intellectual Property & Technology: Computer & Information Systems Managers/Analysts, Network & Computer Systems Administrators, Patent Examiners, Information Security Analysts, Software Developers, Librarians, Journalists, Gallery/Art Institution Managers, and Lobbyists.

National Security, Cybersecurity, & Information Privacy: U.S. Armed Forces Members, Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Cybersecurity Analysts, and Information Security Analysts.


What will the JM Degree Program offer?

  • Two years of part-time study (30 credits) at Scalia Law School’s Arlington campus
  • Six concentration areas to supplement employment expertise:
    1. Criminal Justice;
    2. Employment & Labor Relations;
    3. Financial & Commercial Services;
    4. Government Contracts & Regulation;
    5. Intellectual Property & Technology;
    6. National Security, Cybersecurity & Information Privacy.
  • Fall and winter semester start dates
  • The flexibility of maintaining ongoing employment schedules, while benefitting from the amenities and opportunities afforded by a tier-one law school

How will the JM Degree Program help your career?

Graduates will:

  • Possess an informed, sophisticated understanding of the legal doctrines and institutions relevant to their chosen area of concentration;
  • Communicate clearly and accurately about legal issues with lawyers and non-lawyers alike;
  • Identify issues that may need to be referred to legal counsel before they arise; and
  • Aid in the correct implementation of policies designed to comply with legal requirements.

Who Can Apply?

To be eligible to matriculate, an applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association of the United States. If an applicant has completed post-secondary work outside the U.S., the applicant must use either World Education Services (WES) or AACRAO International Services for evaluation of the international transcripts.