Economics for Lawyers Online Program

For over 30 years, the law school at George Mason University, now named the Antonin Scalia Law School, has required its students to take an in-person course on economics during their first semester. Almost all leading law schools routinely offer Economics for Lawyers (or Law and Economics), but no other school makes it a graduation requirement. The vast majority of law schools outside the top tier do not have an economics course available as a part of their curriculum.

To fill that void, the Law & Economics Center offers Scalia Law’s online version of Economics for Lawyers to other law schools at no cost to those institutions, and for no additional charge to the students.

Launched in January 2018, the Economics for Lawyers Online Program was immediately successful, demonstrating the demand for the program. At the close of the 2018–2019 academic year, over 491 students outside the halls of Scalia Law had completed the Economics for Lawyers online courses (credit and non-credit).

For questions about the course, please contact the Director of Online Programs Michael Reksulak at 703.993.8228, or by email at