US Law Fact Sheet

Scalia Law – A Top Ranked Program

The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is a top-tier law school, which boasts the number one location for young attorneys in the US and the number one faculty in terms of scholarly downloads. It offers international lawyers unparalleled education in the U.S. legal system, providing students the opportunity to be fully integrated in law school life. LLM students take courses with Juris Doctor (JD) students and receive the best instruction from our top ranked faculty. Scalia Law’s educational model with lower student to faculty ratio ensures that students receive individualized attention and helps them develop a strong U.S. legal system foundation. Students may choose from a comprehensive list of elective courses, to include those of personal interest or  required  to sit for a bar examination in the U.S.

Program Highlight

A Practical Skills Track option allows student enrolled in the US Law LLM program the opportunity to acquire hand-on practical legal experience. The skills-based program develops students’ workplace skills through the practical application of the knowledge they have acquired in the classroom. Student who participate in the Practical Skills track complete the 26 credits of required and elective courses plus 2 credits of legal externship supervised by a licensed United States attorney.

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 US law. Two of the benefits of our location are (1) enhanced professional development opportunities and (2) the ability to acquire hand-on practical legal experience through the myriad of public and private legal employers in metropolitan Washington, DC. To learn more about how our location is essential to a valuable education, visit Scalia Law Advantage.

Comprehensive Course Offerings

Scalia Law’s unparalleled faculty teaches a rich and diverse curriculum. To earn an LLM in US Law, students must complete 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, 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 the LLM program works with each LLM student individually to formulate a job-search strategy. The number of students in the Scalia Law LLM program is limited to ensure that each student receives individualized attention, especially in the area of career services and professional development. Scalia Law’s location just outside of Washington, D.C. gives ample opportunity to meet and network with professionals in a variety of legal fields.

The LLM program director works closely with the Career an Academic Services Office (CAS) to provide appropriate services to LLM students. Although the Scalia Law School 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 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 Mason.