Scalia Law – A Top Ranked Program
Our LLM program meets the needs of foreign-trained lawyers seeking knowledge of U.S. Law and to improve their legal skillset.
The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is a top-tier law school, with the number one faculty in terms of scholarly downloads. It offers international lawyers unparalleled education in the U.S. legal system. 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.
- Improve legal skills.
- Enhance ability to meet the academic qualifications required to take a U.S. bar exam. *Our U.S. Law LLM curriculum meets the requirements for California, Washington, and Washington DC Bar exams.
- Bolster academic credentials and stand out to prospective legal employers.
- Improve career opportunities with law firms and corporations handling U.S. legal matters.
- Effectively handle legal work outsourced from the U.S.
- Earn a degree in as little as one year, or as long as three years.
*Every state has different requirements for its bar exam. Students interested in taking a U.S. bar exam should consult that state’s rules.
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.
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.
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.