The Antonin Scalia Law School is located just a few miles from downtown Washington, D.C., the nexus for the creation of the world’s most important legislation and jurisprudence. Established 1972 as the International School of Law in Washington, D.C.; merged with George Mason University in 1979 to become George Mason University School of Law In July 2016, the school was renamed the Antonin Scalia Law School. Occupies the 150,000 square-foot Hazel Hall, accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Member of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS)
The admissions process at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is very competitive and highly selective due to the volume of applications and the limited number of seats in the entering class. Members of the Admissions Committee review and consider each application for admission in its entirety. Two of the primary factors considered in the admissions process are performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and undergraduate grade point average. Other factors that are considered include difficulty of undergraduate major, undergraduate institution, possession of advanced degrees, writing ability, recommendations, extracurricular activities, employment experience, demonstrated commitment to public and community service, leadership skills and experience, history of overcoming personal or professional challenges, other academic, and personal and professional achievements.
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:
Develop specialized expertise in one area of law: Global Antitrust Law & Economics, United States Law, Intellectual Property, Law & Economics; or
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.
Applicants must have a conferred bachelor degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a nationally recognized non-U.S. institution.
Applicants for whom English is a native language or who have received an academic degree from a college or university whose language of instruction is English meet the language requirement.
Joint Degree Admissions
Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University offers two joint degrees in the areas of business and public policy. Brief information on each program appears below.
Accelerated Dual Degree in Law and Business (JD/MBA)
The JD/MBA Dual Degree Program provides students with full legal training and the analytical, communication and leadership skills of MBA graduates. Upon completion of the graduation requirements of both schools, students of the dual degree program will receive both a JD from the School of Law and an MBA from the School of Business, making them attractive law firm candidates or corporate professionals. The Joint Degree can be obtained in three years of full-time study or four years of part-time study.
Joint Degree in Law and Public Policy (JD/MPP)
The JD/MPP Joint Degree Program in Law and Public Policy provides students with an opportunity to master the fundamentals of legal and policy analysis. It provides students with full legal training and a solid understanding of public policy, preparing them for careers in legal academia, government and policymaking. Upon completion of the graduation requirements of both schools, students of the joint degree program will receive both a JD from the School of Law and an MPP from the Schar School of Policy and Government. Both degrees can be achieved on a full-time basis in approximately four years, instead of the five years that would be required if each degree were pursued sequentially.
The George Mason University Law Library is an academic research center that supports the information needs of the faculty and students of the Scalia Law School. The Law Library is open to George Mason University students, faculty, staff, and alumni. ALL visitors who are not currently enrolled at or employed by George Mason University must sign-in at the Circulation Desk and are required to present a current government-issued photo identification card.
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