George Mason LLM

George Mason Law LLM Program

George Mason Law School is located in the city of Arlington, Virginia. The proximity of the school to Washington, DC and northern Virginia, a region known as the Internet capital, is is especially strategic for students seeking employment and internship. The university offers two LLM degree programs.

George Mason Intellectual Property Law LLM

The George Mason Intellectual Property LLM degree gives students an overview of the major areas within the field of intellectual property law, including copyright, patent, and trademark law. Foreign lawyers who want to become familiar with U.S. intellectual property law are encouraged to apply for the program, as are American law graduates and lawyers hoping to gain professional and academic specialization in intellectual property law. To receive the degree, students must take 26 credits with a minimum 2.33 and a writing requirement via thesis or seminar. For the Intellectual Property LLM, students must complete a curriculum of 13 courses in intellectual property law, covering areas including dispute resolution, enforcement, and litigation, and the required courses Legal & Economic Theory of Intellectual Property, Economic Foundations of Legal Studies, Patent Law I, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Introduction to U.S. Law, Patent Law II, International Intellectual Property & Policy Seminar, Patent Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Introduction to U.S. Law, and Trade Secrets Law. The director of the Intellectual Property program is Professor Stephen Kunin, who can be reached at

George Mason Law and Economics LLM

The George Mason Law and Economics LLM program is regarded as one of the best programs of its kind in the United States. Students must complete 26 credits to receive the degree, including a substantial writing project fulfilled through a thesis or a seminar, the required courses Economic Foundations of Legal Studies, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Theory, Introduction to U.S. Law, Advanced Economic Foundations of Legal Studies II, Public Choice and Public Law Seminar or Perspectives on Regulation, and electives chosen from the Law and Economics course offerings. The well-regarded Leiter Law School rankings named George Mason faculty in law and economics among the top in the country.

George Mason Law LLM Admissions

The application deadline is December 15 for Spring semester admission, and May 1 for Fall semester admission. Applications must be submitted online through LSAC. Foreign applicants must take the LSAT and the TOEFL and must possess educational qualifications equivalent to that of a JD graduate in the U.S. and licensed to practice in their home countries.

George Mason Law LLM Tuition

Information about George Mason Law School tuition for financial planning purposes can be found at the school website.

George Mason Law LLM Scholarships

For more information about scholarships for LLM students, visit our LLM Scholarships page.

George Mason Law LLM Employment

Students can take advantage of George Mason Law School Career Services, which is staffed with counselors and advisors who can provide career counseling and help with mock interviews, resume and cover letter writing, registration for job fairs and on-campus recruiting and interviews, and alumni networking.

George Mason Law LLM Contact

Admissions Office
Phone: (703) 993-8010
Email the Admissions Office:

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