The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is now offering its LLM in U.S. Law via an online platform. This will allow foreign-trained lawyers to gain their postgraduate legal education while continuing with their professions. The online LLM program is still awaiting approval from the American Bar Association and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia but applications are now accepted and classes will start September 2018.
Like the on-campus LLM in US Law program, the new online degree will give its students fundamental understanding of the U.S. Law and its legal system. Given that it will be taught entirely online, students will get utmost flexibility on how they prefer to take the program. They will not be required to take classes onsite anytime during the program. Instead, they can complete the online LLM either from their work or at the convenience of their homes.
The online LLM in U.S. Law may be completed in less than 1 year. Students will gain knowledge and skills required to expertly handle legal work which are outsourced from the United States. They will also obtain the necessary credentials needed to enable them to sit the Bar exams in qualifying states in the U.S., as well as expand their legal opportunities and advance in their current careers.
Besides the new online LLM in U.S. Law, Antonin Scalia Law School also offers the LLM in Global Antitrust and Economics both online and on campus. The other LLM programs offered on campus are as follows:
- LLM in U.S. Law
- LLM in Law and Economics
- LLM in Intellectual Property