George Mason University-Antonin Scalia School of Law

George Mason University-Antonin Scalia School of Law is ranked 21st in USA and located in Arlington, Virginia. The school of law was established in 1979 and in 1986 the school became fully accredited by the American Bar Association. Scalia School of Law gives students knowledge about the US legal system, which varies significantly from many jurisdictions. Law programs teach the fundamentals of research, writing and analysis of US laws and opinions and how to craft arguments and other areas of law as well.

Antonin Scalia School of Law offers different degrees; the one is the Juris Master for professionals and lawyer. The other degree is the LL.M in different areas if the Law, JD/MBA Joint Degree, JD/MPP Joint Degree and JD Degree.  

The George Mason University-Antonin Scalia School of Law Degree Programs

Juris Doctor Degree Program

Scalia Law offers the JD degree which students may pursue through full-time day study or part-time evening study. All Scalia Law students are currently required to complete 89 credit hours for graduation. 40 for credit hours are in general courses and 49 credit hours are in elective courses. During the students will study the following law concentrations:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business Law
  • Legal and Economic Theory
  • Litigation Law
  • National Security Law & Policy
  • Personal Law
  • Public Interest Litigation and Advocacy
  • Regulatory Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law

Joint Degree Programs

While the Joint Degree JD/MBA, is a full time degree program of 3 years. Despite that, The JD/M.P.P Joint Degree Program in Law and Public Policy offers the students to do master the basics of legal and policy analysis.

JD/MBA Dual Degree Program

The JD/MBA Dual Degree Program can be obtained in three years of full-time study or four years of part-time study. The degree consists of 87 credit hours for Law and 48 for the study of Business. So the total credit hours for the degree are 135 credit hours.  While some of the subjects are:

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking Law
  • Business Associations
  • Commercial Paper
  • Communications Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Tax
  • Employment Law
  • Income Tax
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labor Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Unincorporated Business Entities

JD/MPP Joint Degree Program

This joint degree offers students with an opportunity to master the fundamentals of legal and policy analysis. It provides students with full legal training and an excellent understanding of public policy. Besides that it allows the students to prepare for careers in legal academia, government and policymaking. Students have to complete128 credit hours for this degree.

Besides the electives courses, the basic subjects include:

Introduction to Legal Research, Writing & Analysis (LRWA)

  • Contracts I
  • Torts
  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law I

Juris Master (J.M) Degree

In order to get the degree, students must complete 30 hours of coursework. Degree candidates have 15 credits of required core curriculum and then 15 or more credits from one of six concentration areas:

  • Criminal Justice;
  • Financial & Commercial Services;
  • Government Contracts & Regulation;
  • Employment & Labor Relations
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • National Security, Cyber-security & Information Privacy

George Mason University-Antonin Scalia School of Law LL.M Programs

On the other hand, The Scalia Law School has designed four Master of Laws (LL.M) Degrees in the different disciplines. These LL.M degrees are in Global Antitrust Law & Economics, U.S. Law, Intellectual Property, and Law & EconomicsThese degree are based on Full time for 12 months with fee of $38,087.The other option is part time, which based on 24 months in all above mentioned areas with fee of $22,701.

LL.M in Intellectual Property

It is one year program and students need to complete 24 – 26 credit hours of coursework. Students must complete all required courses. Students who are with JD degree at a United States Law school will receive a waiver of the Introduction to United States Law. Besides that, students must complete 9 credit hours comprised of elective courses.

Basic courses:

  • Economics for Lawyer
  • Patent I
  • Patent II
  • Trademark Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Legal and Economic Theory of Intellectual Property
  • Introduction to US Law

LL.M in Law and Economics

For LL.M in Law and Economics, students must complete 24 – 26 credit hours of coursework. Besides that, Students must complete 13-14 credit hours comprised of restricted elective courses.

The basic courses are:

  • Introduction to United States Law
  • Economics for Lawyers
  • Law & Economics
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution Theory
  • Public Choice and Public Law Seminar

LL.M in U.S. Law

To earn a U.S. Law LL.M, students must complete a total of 26 credit hours of coursework. These hours will include required and elective courses. Students may elect to finish all credits and requirements within one year. Scalia Law ranks as the 4th best law school in the United States for part time law programs are concerned.

LL.M in U.S. Law: Online

The course is designed for students, who wanted to learn law online.  It program is there to educate students on understanding the economic implications of US law and opinions; and instruct students on the ethical and professional obligations of lawyers in the U.S. IT include these required subjects with different elective subjects:

  • Introduction to United States La
  • Economics for Lawyers
  • Professional Responsibility

LL.M in Global Antitrust Law & Economics regular and online

Students need to complete 16-18 required courses credit hours with 8 credit hours of elective subjects.  While for online degree students need to complete this program in four semesters. The basic subjects are

Introduction to United States Law

  • Economics for Lawyers
  • Antitrust I: Principles
  • Antitrust II: Applications
  • Antitrust Economics
  • Statistics for Lawyers
  • European Union Competition Law
  • Global Antitrust Law Seminar