Scalia Law School Expands Popular Global Antitrust Law & Economics LLM into the Online Space

George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is pleased to announce the evolution of its Global Antitrust Law & Economics LLM program into an online format and actively seeks applications for a January 2018 cohort start.

Like its residential counterpart, the program draws upon the expertise of professional staff at the distinguished law school, including former FTC Commissioner and current Scalia Law professor Joshua Wright, The Honorable Judge Douglas Ginsberg, former Chief Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and others.

With the growing demand in the U.S. and abroad for antitrust lawyers who can facilitate and manage mergers and acquisitions on national and international levels and who can determine compliance with economic laws of foreign governments, the LLM’s online expansion is well-timed.

Attorneys seeking expertise in competition law need not depart their law practices to spend a year educating in the U.S. Rather, attorneys can participate virtually and on a part-time basis, so that they can continue their professional engagements while gaining an advanced understanding of the laws that regulate the process of business competition and modern antitrust adjudication.

The online LLM follows a four-semester format and students participate interactively online, with opportunities to speak with their instructors and collaborate with their peers through discussion boards, assessment activities, and more. Designed for asynchronous online instruction, the program allows students to log on at times most convenient to them, rather than sticking to a rigorous “live” class structure.

The online Global Antitrust Law & Economics LLM program provides today’s busy professionals with special practical insights and experiences from seasoned lawyers working in both the United States and around the globe on some of the most prominent and important cases in the antitrust field.

“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. In 2016 alone, our Global Antitrust Institute held economic and legal training programs for more than 300 foreign judges and competition enforcers around the world. Our online LLM program in Global Antitrust Law and Economics is designed to meet the increased demand for highly trained competition lawyers. We want to provide lawyers from around the globe the specialized legal knowledge they need to succeed and lead,” says Scalia Law Dean Henry N. Butler.

The program is actively recruiting and accepting applications for the first cohort of students for January of 2018.

About Antonin Scalia Law School: George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is an ABA accredited law school located in Arlington, VA. To learn more, visit

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