Scalia Law Announces New Online LL.M. Program In U.S. Law

Foreign-trained attorneys will have the opportunity to pursue an online LL.M. degree in U.S. law online at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School starting Fall 2018.

The program, which is conducted completely online, is designed to give legal professionals from around the globe a foundational understanding of the U.S. legal system. Students are not required to attend class on campus during the program, and will be able to complete the LL.M. degree at their convenience from their homes and offices.

Foreign-trained attorneys enrolled in the program will learn the skills and knowledge needed to handle legal work outsourced from the U.S. as well as gain credentials that would allow them to take the bar exam in qualifying states, advance their careers, and expand their professional opportunities.

"We built the U.S. Law LLM online program to meet the needs of working, foreign-trained lawyers who cannot leave their jobs, families, and home countries to study in the U.S. but who want to further their careers by gaining competence in U.S. law.  We designed a thorough curriculum, and paired it with excellent faculty and a flexible schedule that will allow students to pursue their career goals," said Scalia Law Dean Henry N. Butler.

The online program also provides an opportunity to complete the online U.S. Law LL.M. in less than one year. Students control their course pace and schedule as they work to complete their degree through interactive online learning.

"We look forward to shepherding students through the program," said Scalia Law's Senior Associate Dean and Legal Research and Writing Professor Alison Price. "We want to see every student succeed.  As a common law system, sometimes our laws and processes confuse those from civil law systems. We are here to help students navigate the differences."

The Antonin Scalia Law School will begin accepting applications now and is set to begin classes in September of 2018, pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education For Virginia approval and the American Bar Association.


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