Our online LLM in U.S. Law meets many of the needs of students that are often neglected by residential LLM programs. Traditional programs can be expensive and take lawyers away from their families and jobs for a year or more. Existing programs are not specifically aimed at students who already hold a law degree earned outside the U.S.A. or are non-native English speakers. By comparison, Scalia Law has created courses specifically for foreign-educated lawyers, providing what they need: a comprehensive overview of U.S. Law and a path to bar passage in the U.S.A.

What it costs

Each credit costs $1,200.

Application Deadline

The LLM in U.S. Law program accepts students for both fall and spring starts and is delivered over four terms.


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Program Summary

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Program: U.S. Law LLM

Degree: LLM

College/School: School of Law

Credits: 24-26 Credits total

• Fall & Winter semester start dates
• Can be completed part-time
• Degree earned after completion of 24-26 credit hours

Who should apply

Our online LLM program meets the needs of foreign-trained lawyers seeking knowledge of U.S. Law – looking to improve their legal skillset and grow their career.

Application Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Official Academic Transcript(s)
  • 500 Word Statement
  • Current Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Why choose George Mason School of Law

The goal at Scalia Law is to have students who will receive an outstanding legal education (Learn), be taught to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and pursue new ideas (Challenge), and, ultimately, be well prepared to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields (Lead).

Students of the U.S. Law LLM Program can:

  • Improve legal skills without neglecting professional and personal commitments.
  • 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 both the California and Washington State 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.

Required Courses (7 credit hours)

  • Introduction to United States Law**
  • Economics for Lawyers
  • Professional Responsibility*

Electives (19 credit hours)

Courses included in the list of electives represent fundamental tenants of United States Law and reflect the type of introductory substantive and theoretical material that U.S. attorneys are expected to possess. These courses also match-up with courses that provide eligibility for sitting for a bar examination in the United States.

  • Administrative Law (Under development; not offered in Fall 2018)
  • Business Associations*
  • Civil Procedure* **
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law I: Structure of Government* **
  • Constitutional Law II: The 14th Amendment* **
  • Contracts I*
  • Corporate Tax
  • Criminal Law*
  • Criminal Procedure: Investigation*
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law (Under development; not offered in Fall 2018)
  • Income Tax
  • International Law (Under development; not offered in Fall 2018)
  • Intro. to Legal Research, Writing, & Analysis**
  • Jurisprudence
  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
  • Perspectives on Regulation
  • Property*
  • Secured Finance
  • Torts*
  • Trusts and Estates*
  • Unincorporated Business Entities

Each credit costs $1,200.

There is a demand for foreign trained lawyers, with knowledge of the U.S. legal system. There are career opportunities with law firms and corporations handling U.S. legal matters. U.S. Law LLM curriculum meets the requirements for both the California and Washington State Bar exams.

George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School

Phone: 703.214.5005
Email: llminfo@gmu.edu

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