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Scalia Law has assembled a distinct, interdisciplinary faculty, many of whom hold doctorates in economics, philosophy, political science, or related fields. In their first year, all students take Economic Foundations of Legal Studies. This course exposes students to a broad survey of economics, statistics, finance, and accounting concepts which play a crucial role in determining the outcome of legal disputes.

*The Law & Economics Center conducts original, high-quality law and economics research and provides educational programs for judges, attorneys general, and other policymakers in order to further enhance economic understanding and impact policy solutions.
*Students may participate on the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, the first student-run journal of law and economics in legal academia.
*Regulatory law externship—While working with a mentor, students may engage in the federal regulatory process by analyzing active regulation and filing public comments.

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Understanding economics at a deep level gives our students a skill set that provides them an advantage as practicing lawyers. Scalia Law is miles ahead of other law schools. Judges care about, courts care about, legislatures care about the impact of the decisions on behavior.

Economics provides a framework to rigorously think about how judicial decisions, how court decisions, how changes in law, impact behavior.

I chose to come to the Scalia Law School for the law and economics program. And all of the professors and faculty have been so helpful in helping me achieve my dream of becoming an antitrust lawyer.

The Global Antitrust Institute was founded by Professor Bruce Kobayashi here at Scalia Law.

The Global Antitrust Institute leads programs for judges around the world, where they invite them to come to George Mason. And they travel abroad to teach judges who hear competition cases, how economics should impact their decisions. I've had the opportunity to intern at the Federal Trade Commission twice. And I had a summer associate position in an antitrust group at one of the premier antitrust firms in the world. And I don't think that I would have been able to have those opportunities outside of George Mason.

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