The Juris Master (JM) degree, like any other Master of Legal Studies degree, serves those who serve the law. Whether you're interested in non-profit advocacy in Criminal Justice or corporate compliance with Government Contracts or Employee and Labor Relations, preserving US defense with National and Cybersecurity or a career in the patent office, the JM program at Scalia Law will help you gain the expertise and the network necessary to launch your career to the next level. 

The JM program is available with both 100% online and hybrid online/on-campus concentrations. You will build your expertise with foundational training in the U.S. legal system before developing an independent specialization with courses tailored to your specific career goals.


Admission to the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Juris Master Degree Program is highly competitive. To be admitted, the following is required:

  • All applicants must have a conferred bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency or international equivalent.
  • If an applicant has completed post-secondary work outside the U.S., the applicant must use either World Education Series (WES) or AACRAO International Services for evaluation of the international transcripts. 
  • All applicants for admission must have demonstrated high academic standing, and professional achievements or positions indicating the applicant's capacity for performing master's-level work.

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Banner Code: LW-JM-LAWM

Degree Requirements

Total Credits: 30

Core Curriculum

The Juris Master Degree Program requires all students to complete 15 credits of required core curriculum before moving on to course work for their selected concentration electives.

LAW 070Intro to US Law (JMs Only)3
LAW 071Lgl Resch Writing (JMs Only)2
LAW 108Economics for Lawyers2
LAW 075Contracts (JMs Only)4
LAW 076JM Capstone I (JMs Only)2
LAW 077JM Capstone II (JMs Only)2
Total Credits15


Students are required to complete one of the concentrations below.

Concentration in National Security, Cybersecurity & Information Privacy

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Juris Master in National Security, Cybersecurity & Information Privacy prepares students to face the constantly evolving threats of the digital age with full understanding of how the U.S. law addresses pressing issues in internet privacy immigration, homeland security and beyond.

This program is ideal for public servant, government contractors, policy makers, and IT professionals on the front lines of technological advancement, system preparedness, adn/or public policy, governance, and rulemaking.

Select 15 credits from the following:15
Const Law I-Structure of Gov't
Const Lw II:14th Amendment
Criminal Law
Cybersecurity Law Seminar
Priv Info Security
Emerging Lw of Internet Sem
Homeland Security Law
Immigration Law
Immigration Policy Seminar
Intelligence Law Seminar
National Security Law
Priv Info Security
Prosecuting Terrorism Seminar
Surveillance Law Seminar
Total Credits15

Concentration in Government Contracts & Regulation

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law Juris Masters with a oncentration in Government Contracts & Regulation offers students a deeper understanding of government procurement law, practice, and procedures.

The program is ideal for executive leaders and executive path professionals working in sales, finance, operations, project management, and government procurement.

Select 15 credits from the following:15
Administrative Law
Business Associations
Environmental Law
Federal Budget Law Seminar
Government Contracts
Antitrust I: Principles
International Law
Perspctves on Regulation
Regulated Industries (W)
WIPO-C-IP2 Summer School on Intellectual Property
Total Credits15

Concentration in  Criminal Justice

The George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School Juris Master in Criminal Justice prepares students to build careers at the intersection of U.S. law and the U.S. criminal justice system.

The program is ideal for candidates seeking senior careers in public service, public policy, criminal justice, and criminal justice reform.

Select 15 credits from the following:15
Surveillance Law Seminar
Criminal Law
Crim Procedure: Adjudication
Crim Procedure: Investigation
Family Law
Immigration Law
Prosecuting Terrorism Seminar
Total Credits15