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's Scalia Law allow students to:
- develop specialized expertise in one area of law: Law & Economics, Global Antitrust & Economics, 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.
Why Scalia Law?
Location, Location, Location!
Located in Arlington, Virginia, blocks from a D.C. Metro (subway) stop, and minutes from Washington, D.C., Mason's Scalia Law offers lawyers ample occasions to enjoy the nation’s capital, with its numerous cultural and social events, including many professional conferences and abundant networking opportunities.
At Mason's Scalia Law, Economics Matter
With a world-class reputation in Law & Economics, Scalia Law houses the highest concentration of renowned faculty in the field of economics and antitrust law.
The law school sits just a few miles away from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, and many of the world’s leading law firms.
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 Scalia Law.
Research & Networking Opportunities
Mason's Scalia 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 on antitrust and competition laws.
Experiences Tailored For You
Mason’s Scalia 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 on antitrust and competition laws.
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 Global Antitrust & Economics or the Law & Economics LLMs: 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: Scalia Law accepts applications from lawyers and other 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 law.
To the U.S. Law LLM: Applicants must possess a first degree in law from a law school outside the United States.
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.