LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics

Scalia Law – The Global Leader in Antitrust Education

The Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Global Antitrust Law and Economics is designed to provide students with in-depth study of global antitrust issues, both established and developing, from the best antitrust and law and economics faculty in the word, and to provide them with the tools they need for specialized careers in antitrust. Students in the LLM program will be selected from:

  • Recent law school graduates who did not have the opportunity to take multiple and advanced antitrust and economics courses during their law school careers;
  • Attorneys working in the field of antitrust and competition law who want to accelerate the progress of their careers;
  • Attorneys not working in the field of antitrust and competition law who want to break into that field or otherwise enhance their professional careers.

The World’s Best Antitrust Faculty

Scalia Law provides an unmatched opportunity to study antitrust law and economics. Located at the global epicenter of antitrust, the school has a long tradition and strong commitment to antitrust law and economics. The Scalia Law faculty is the only law faculty to have heads of the two federal antitrust enforcement agencies. Professor Timothy Muris is a former Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Professor Douglas H. Ginsburg is a former Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, who also previously served as Assistant Attorney in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Joshua Wright served as a commissioner of the FTC from 2013 to 2015 and was recently tapped to head President-Elect Trump’s Federal Trade Commission transition team. Professor Wright is also the Executive Director of Scalia Law’s Global Antitrust Institute that provides training to antitrust judges and regulators from around the world.

Other faculty members include and authors of a leading treatise on competition law and several Ph.D. economists in the area of Industrial Organization who contribute regularly to law and economics literature. Explore the strength and depth of the antitrust faculty in Faculty Highlights.

Supremely Located Near Washington, D.C.

Our location, just minutes from the heart of the nation’s capital, is key to the successful study of antitrust policy and law. The Department of Justice Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission, and the most influential firms in the area of antitrust are all located in Washington, D.C. This key location gives Scalia Law students access to the most relevant developments in antitrust law, policy, and practice. To learn more about how our location is essential to a valuable education on the topic of antitrust, visit Scalia Law Advantage.

The Law & Economics Center (LEC) and the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI)

In addition to all that Washington, D.C. has to offer, exciting antitrust developments take place on the law campus at the prestigious Law & Economics Center (LEC). The LEC is a nexus for academic research and education that focuses on the timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues confronting policy makers worldwide. The Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) promotes the application of sound economic analysis to competition enforcement around the world through training programs, competition advocacy, and research. Scalia Law students have unparalleled access to LEC and GAI activities, which include hosting academic conferences and roundtables, providing judicial education programs, and fostering research in the areas of antitrust and law and economics. Visit the LEC and GAI web sites for further information.

Comprehensive Course Offerings

Scalia Law’s unparalleled faculty teaches a rich and diverse curriculum in the area of antitrust, as well as law and economics. To earn an LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics, students must complete 24 - 26 credit hours of coursework. Students may study full time and complete the program in one academic year, or part time for up to three years. These hours will be made up of required courses, restricted electives, and a thesis, seminar or writing course to fulfill the LLM writing requirement. View the Curriculum section for full information on course offerings in the areas of antitrust law and economics, as well as the program of study for the LLM program.

Career Resources

In addition to high-quality academic offerings, Scalia Law provides excellent services to its LLM students. The Director of Graduate Studies works with each LLM student individually to formulate a job-search strategy. The number of students in the LLM program is limited to ensure that each student receives individualized attention, especially in the area of career services and professional development. The law school’s location just outside of Washington, D.C., gives ample opportunity to meet and network with professionals in the field of antitrust law, policy, and litigation.

The Director of Graduate Studies works closely with the Career and Academic Services Office (CAS) to provide appropriate services to LLM students. Although the School of Law cannot guarantee employment during law school or upon graduation, we make every effort to help our students and graduates find suitable employment opportunities. Year after year, many judges, law firms, government agencies, and other employers seek our students and graduates.

A Great Value

Besides the preeminent faculty, stellar location, and high degree of service it offers its students, Scalia Law School is also the most affordable option for LLM study in the northern Virginia/D.C. area. Visit Financing Your Education for full information on funding your LLM at Scalia Law.