About us

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is located in Arlington, Virginia, just a few miles away from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The proximity to the White House, Capitol Hill, U.S. Supreme Court, World Bank, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office offers students unmatched professional and educational opportunities. Scalia Law offers five LL.M. degree programs in the areas of Global Antitrust; Law & Economics; Intellectual Property; US Law; and our new LL.M. in Cyber, Intelligence, and National Security. The US Law LLM qualifies international attorneys who hold a law degree from a school outside of the United States to sit for a bar examination in the United States.

Study program

Whether specializing or pursuing the general LLM, Scalia Law graduates gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and expertise to build a successful career in the United States or abroad. The LLM Programs at Scalia Law allow students to:

  1. develop specialized expertise in one area of law: Global Antitrust Law & Economics, United States Law, Intellectual Property, Law & Economics; or
  2. 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.
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Application Requirements

Admission to the LLM program is highly competitive. To be admitted to the program, applicants must possess:

  • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent degree (a Bachelor of Laws, or LL.B.) from a law school outside the United States.
  • For non-lawyers interested in the LLM in Intellectual Property (IP) Law: a Bachelor and a Masters degree in another field, accompanied by a minimum of four years work experience in IP may be accepted in lieu of a law degree. IP trainees, Patent Examiners (including Bengoshi) with four or more years of experience in IP are welcome to apply.
  • All applicants for admission must have demonstrated high academic standing, and professional achievements or positions indicating the applicant’s capacity for performing master’s-level work.
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Tuition and Costs

Information about tuition and fee structures, paying your bill, setting up a payment plan, and more are handled by the Student Accounts Office.

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