LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics

Antitrust Lawyers are In-Demand

Because antitrust laws directly impact the globalization of businesses and the complexities of the international economy, antitrust lawyers must engage with rapidly changing regulations and global issues. The LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics provides students with an advanced understanding of the laws that regulate the process of business competition and the economic analysis relevant to understanding modern antitrust adjudication.

The LLM is designed to meet the growing global demand for lawyers who can facilitate and manage mergers and acquisitions on national and international levels, determine compliance with economic laws of foreign governments, and support the efforts of law firms and corporations.

Scalia Law – The Global Leader in Antitrust Education

The LLM provides 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.At Scalia Law, our LLM graduates leave practice-ready, positioned for career success and increased professional opportunities.

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.

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. Students have the opportunity to take the LLM on-campus or completely online. These hours will be made up of required courses and restricted electives. 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.

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.

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