GMU expands LL.M. to online

 George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is taking one of its LL.M.s online.

The Global Antitrust Law & Economics LL.M. is now open to applications for the cohort starting in January 2018.

There’s a growing demand around the world for antitrust lawyers who can facilitate and manage mergers and acquisitions on national and international levels, the school said, making the program’s online expansion well-timed.

The program allows attorneys to continue their professional careers during the program. They can participate virtually and on a part-time basis. 

The LL.M. follows a four-semester format, starting in the spring and fall. With discussion boards and assessments, students will participate interactively with their instructors and collaborate with classmates. Classes are not live, so students can log on when it’s convenient for them. 

Among those teaching the classes are former FTC Commissioner and current Scalia Law professor Joshua Wright, The Honorable Judge Douglas Ginsburg, former Chief Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and others.

“As businesses grow internationally and antitrust laws develop throughout the world, we are witnessing an increasing demand for lawyers with the expertise and ability to apply sound economic analysis to competition enforcement laws,” said Dean Henry Butler.

Last year, the school’s Global Antitrust Institute held economic and legal training programs for more than 300 foreign judges around the world, he said.

“We want to provide lawyers from around the globe the specialized legal knowledge they need to succeed and lead,” Butler said.

Foreign attorneys enrolled in the program will take an introductory course on U.S. law.

 The program will not qualify students to take a bar exam in the U.S. 

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