George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School was named one of the 10 Top Law Schools worldwide for Competition Law in LLM GUIDE’s Top 10 Lists by Specialty for 2019. In its rankings, LLM GUIDE credits Scalia Law for its LLM program in Global Antitrust Law & Economics, which offers students the opportunity to study competition law and other topics in Washington, D.C.
Scalia Law School has assembled a distinctive, interdisciplinary faculty, many of whom hold doctorates in economics, philosophy, political science or related fields. The law school’s curriculum integrates economic and quantitative tools, stressing the application of the non-legal methods in legal contexts. Scalia Law provides an unmatched opportunity to study antitrust law and economics. Located at the global epicenter of antitrust, the school has a long tradition and strong commitment to antitrust law and economics. The Scalia Law faculty is the only law faculty to have heads of the two federal antitrust enforcement agencies.
- Professor Douglas H. Ginsburg: former Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, who also previously served as Assistant Attorney in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Professor Timothy Muris: former Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
- Professor Joshua Wright: commissioner of the FTC from 2013 to 2015.
Generally speaking, competition law—often referred to as antitrust law—seeks to prevent the rise of monopolies or cartels. Prominent cases like the litany of antitrust battles between Microsoft and the US government, as well as the legal difficulties that Google is facing as it expands globally, show the complex issues that firms face as they grow. Because of the delicate interplay between economics and competition, those who pursue LLMs in Competition Law might study a range of topics, from economic analysis to intellectual property rights. And indeed, graduates of LLM programs in Competition Law have gone on to provide expert advice in intellectual property and business law, serve with governmental and international regulatory bodies, and become specialized consultants for companies, legal firms and government.
Located just steps away from the nation’s capital, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School offers students unmatched professional, educational, and cultural opportunities in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Proximity to the White House, Capitol Hill, and the U.S. Supreme Court—as well as countless government agencies, think-tanks, non-profits, and law firms—gives students unparalleled access to the top legal minds, organizations, and job opportunities that the nation has to offer. Our faculty is culled from these very institutions, and many of our graduates go on to work at the highest level in those organizations.