Law & Economics Center

The mission of the Law & Economics Center is to be a nexus for academic research while providing professional continuing education programs that focus on the timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues confronting policy makers worldwide. Learn more.


The LEC is now accepting Scalia Law student, faculty, and staff applications for its upcoming Symposium for Judges. To learn more, or to submit an application, click here.


Law & Economics Center Divisions

The Law & Economics Center is comprised of five divisions:

Mason Judicial Education Program is the nation’s preeminent provider of high-quality, balanced judicial education seminars and conferences that focus on economics, finance, accounting, statistics, and the scientific method.

Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies promotes law and economics scholarship by funding faculty research and hosting policy-relevant research roundtables and academic conferences.

Mason Attorneys General Education Program offers courses that provide broad-based understanding of economic and public policy issues to state attorneys general and their staff lawyers.

Congressional Civil Justice Academy provides balanced educational programs on a range of civil litigation issues for the benefit of Members of the U.S. Congress, their staff, and their constituents.

Program on Economics and Privacy produces timely and original economic analyses of the privacy, data security, competition, and consumer protection issues intrinsic to the modern, digital economy, and introduces this analysis into public policy discussions by generating education programs and hosting forums in which scholars, thought leaders, and policymakers can share research and insights.



In the News:

07/24/2017: Program on Economics & Privacy Director James Cooper discusses antitrust, consumer welfare, and the Amazon-Whole Foods Merger on CNBC Squawk on the Street. To watch the full segment, click here.

07/13/2017: LEC Executive Director and George Mason Foundation Professor of Law Todd Zywicki discusses the 17th Amendment with Yale Law School Professor David Schleicher on the National Constitution Center podcast We the People. Listen to the recording here.

07/10/2017: James Cooper’s latest op-ed with Global Antitrust Institute Executive Director Joshua D. Wright and Director Koren W. Wong-Ervin is now available online. Learn more about the rising costs, and economic impacts, of occupational housing by reading the article here.

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