Mason Korea Launches LLM in US Law

Mason Korea Launches LLM in US Law

Mason Korea is launching George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School (Scalia Law)'s Flex-LLM (Master of Laws) in US law this spring. The Flex-LLM program provides foreign-trained lawyers with a targeted fast track strategy to qualify to practice US law in Washington, DC. It also serves Korean lawyers or corporate executives who wish to become more knowledgeable about US law, but do not wish to sit for the bar.

The biggest advantage of the program is that students will be able to take courses from Scalia Law, one of the top law schools in the US. The program is a one-year accelerated degree that allows students to earn an LLM degree, prepares them for the contents of the Washington, DC bar exam, and fulfills the requirements to sit for that exam.

Courses will be taught in a hybrid format, offering both in-person classes and online options for working professionals. The program includes at no cost to its students the BARBRI bar exam preparation course, the most popular course of its kind in the US, as well as access to Scalia Law's library, advisory services, and learning support. The program not only provides great value at an affordable cost but also, because it is taught entirely in Korea, eliminates US travel and living expenses. The LLM program will start on May 8 and will run until April 26 of next year, with a total of 27 course credits.

In addition to Scalia Law faculty, the Mason Korea LLM program will include courses taught by two distinguished US attorneys. Chap Petersen, former Virginia State Senator and a member of George Mason University Korea's Advisory Board, will teach a course on constitutional law starting in late June. Angelo Amador, general counsel of the National Restaurant Association, will teach a course on legal research and writing.

"According to 2022 data from the US Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), South Korea tied for 5th in the world in the number of lawyers and prospective lawyers who are pursuing an LLM in a US institution, behind China and India," said Robert Matz, Mason Korea Campus Dean. "By offering an affordable US LLM degree in Korea, Mason Korea is meeting the high South Korean demand for the US LLM in a format far more convenient and cost saving."

Mason Korea and Scalia Law will be hosting an online information session about the LLM program in April. Register for the online information by clicking here.