University of Miami: School of Law

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University of Miami School of Law

 


Why Miami?
University of MiamiSituated in one of the world's most vibrant, multicultural metropolitan areas, The University of Miami School of Law stands at the crossroads of the Americas; a location that lends students an international perspective, exceptional career-building opportunities in courts, corporations, and clinics, and rewarding careers in an exciting environment. No other law school in the U.S. is located in an area that affords this exceptional mix of diverse opportunities to train legal professionals for a rapidly changing world. Miami Law is strongly committed to its graduate LLM programs, and we welcome applicants from around the world to join our legal community. Graduates of Miami Law are among the best attorneys with more than 18,000 alumni practicing throughout the United States and in nearly 70 countries—from corporate to public interest; in large firms, private practice, and government service; or as sole practitioners.

Miami Law is also highly regarded for our faculty's overall academic and professional quality. Our faculty members take great pride in developing good working relationships with students and are available to discuss course materials as well as questions related to the study of law in general. Miami Law has one of the largest number of faculty members teaching or researching in the area of international law of any American law school.

The University
Miami Law is located on the University of Miami's main campus and is within a 10-minute walk from key spots at the university, such as the state-of-the-art fitness center, the local post office, concert halls, the campus bookstore, the university's art museum, the student health center, and the campus food court.

At the center of Miami Law is the law library. With over 630,000 volumes and volume-equivalents and a wide array of electronic resources, Miami Law's library is one of the most comprehensive resources for legal research in the Southeast. The library has liberal hours, energetic and experienced reference librarians, and seating for individual and group study. A strong wireless infrastructure allows students to utilize the Internet throughout all buildings and on our courtyard, the Bricks.

In addition to the law library, there is access to the University's flagship Otto G. Richter Library, as well as to collections at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. In addition, faculty offices are located in the law library, which facilitates meetings and interactions between students and faculty.

The University of Miami also has a variety of cultural offerings. On campus is the Lowe Art Museum, the first art museum in South Florida and home to one of the most important collections in the Southeast. In addition, right across from the law school is the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, a 600-seat venue where there are more than 100 concerts and events presented each year. There is also a larger venue on campus—the BankUnited Center—an 8,000-seat facility where there are concerts, lecture series, and university and sporting events.

Miami Law has more than 60 student organizations, which encourage student involvement and leadership and provide networking and career opportunities with alumni and other members of our legal community.

Miami Law boasts a variety of career services to help students and graduates, both US and international, reach their professional goals. Our school has a Career Development Office (CDO) with advisors who are former practicing attorneys with a wide range of legal backgrounds. For international students, the CDO has a dedicated international LLM advisor who has expertise in counseling this specific group of students. The office organizes workshops, career and job fairs, a mock interview program and brings guest speakers throughout the year to assist students with their job search and professional development needs.

GENERAL LL.M. PROGRAM
U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers LL.M.

Specifically designed for the foreign law graduate, the U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers is specialization within the International Law LL.M. and is Miami Law's general LL.M. program. This program welcomes foreign-trained attorneys from all over the world to continue the study of law in a context that emphasizes American common law and its impact in the global economy. The program permits unusual flexibility by allowing students to choose courses in their area of interest from the general law school curriculum. Overall, this LL.M. offers foreign lawyers a unique opportunity to study both theoretical and practical aspects of the U.S. legal system and to appreciate the effects of globalization upon U.S. and transnational law.

To learn more regarding curriculum, requirements and admission processes, visit the U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers LL.M. website, or contact: intl-llm@law.miami.edu

SPECIALIZED LL.M. PROGRAMS
Intensive Legal English + LLM

The LLM + Intensive English Program is for qualified law students who need to improve their English proficiency before they immerse themselves into an LL.M. program.  Miami Law requires applicants to the regular LL.M. program to have a minimum TOEFL score of 92 or a minimum required IELTS score of 7.0. Applicants with scores both above and below the target scores may apply to this program. Students are fully integrated into the Miami Law community and participate in the school’s academic networking and social events. All classes are taught at Miami School of Law.

The program is full-time, 3 semesters, and it starts in the Spring semester in January. During the first semester, students focus on achieving the English language and communication skills necessary to be successful in tan LL.M. program in the fall.

To learn more regarding curriculum, requirements and admission processes, visit the Intensive Legal English + LLM website, or contact: intl-llm@law.miami.edu

LLM in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law
There is a growing need for lawyers with specific expertise in the expanding and intersecting worlds of entertainment, arts and sports.  In response to this trend, we offer a unique LL.M. in the areas of Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law.  This degree is designed for U.S. and foreign law students and attorneys who are committed to counseling professionals and companies in these fields. The degree is also for lawyers currently in the field who wish to be better prepared to address emerging and novel issues such as equity investment, public-private conduct and regulatory compliance, which have taken on importance and even centrality in these areas.

Students get a wide-range of skills in the interconnecting areas of entertainment, arts and sports law while honing their specific area of interest with a choice of three specializations: the entertainment law track, the sports law track, and the arts law track. The curriculum is built upon essential courses such as copyright law, trademark law, and survey and drafting courses in each of entertainment, art and sports law. A diverse selection of elective courses focused on not only topics of current interest, but also intensive practical skills training are added to complete a unique and specialized program.  

To learn more regarding curriculum, requirements and admission processes, visit the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law website, or contact: EASL@law.miami.edu

LLM in Estate Planning
The Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning offers a unique curriculum that addresses the increasing complexity of our income tax, wealth transfer tax and property laws, combined with today’s changing economic environment and shifting demographics of our population. Estate planning attorneys are needed not only to deal with the tax implications of wealth transfers, but also with the related non-tax, investment and business succession planning issues. This program is ideally positioned to meet this growing need for sophisticated estate planning professionals.

In order to enable law graduates and attorneys to rapidly acquire a high level of technical expertise, the program follows a traditional semester-long course format in the Fall covering core topics in taxation and estates planning and a unique one-week modular course format in the Spring focusing on advanced level tax and estate planning topics. 

Hands-on, practical experience is available through a drafting course that culminates in the preparation of an estate plan under the guidance of an experienced practitioner. In addition there are unparalleled networking opportunities with estate planning professionals at the annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.

The degree requires a total of 30 credits, and there are full-time, part-time, and joint-degree study options. Student scholarships are available. Prior to enrollment, applicants must have earned a J.D. or LL.B. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and must have successfully completed the equivalent of both a J.D. trusts and estates course and a basic Federal Income Tax course at the J.D. level.

To learn more regarding curriculum, requirements and admission processes, visit the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning website, or contact: ladams@law.miami.edu

LLM in International Arbitration
The White & Case International Arbitration LLM Program provides a unique, individualized educational opportunity for a small group of top-quality students wishing to acquire an in-depth grounding in the field. The school is prominently positioned, both academically and geographically, for the study of international arbitration since Miami is a well sought-after venue for resolving disputes through arbitration. The School of Law has created a unique infrastructure for interaction with local professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in international arbitration as well as a wide network of contacts, particularly in the Americas.

The program offers specialized theoretical and practical courses in arbitration. In addition, there is a broad selection of related subjects, including course offerings with a focus on Latin America for future practitioners wishing to pursue a career involving interests in that region.

The program provides personalized and effective student mentorship and the student experience is enriched by Miami Law’s International Arbitration Institute’s activities, lectures and publications. The degree requires a total of 24 credits and student scholarships are available.

To learn more regarding curriculum, requirements and admission processes, visit the White & Case International Arbitration LLM website, or contact our office via phone or email: sfriedrich@law.miami.edu


LLM in International Law
This program provides students with the specialized background and training necessary to recognize, understand, and manage problems arising in the international legal order, including those relating to international trade, investment, business, environmental problems, and the protection of human rights. The area's economy and social life are firmly tied to international trade, immigration, and tourism reflecting the current globalized world.

In addition, Miami Law is also one of the few law schools in the United States that offers graduates of international law schools the opportunity to apply and join the JD program after one year and to complete both degrees in a much shorter period of time.

Within this LL.M. there are specializations in International Law, and Inter-American Law. The degree requires a total of 24 credits, and there are full-time, part-time, and joint-degree study options. Student scholarships are available.

To learn more regarding curriculum, requirements and admission processes, visit the International Law LLM Website, or contact: intl-llm@law.miami.edu

LLM in Maritime Law
Miami is the ideal city to study Maritime law. The city is the cruise capital of the world and the metropolitan area is one of the world’s largest privately owned and operated free trade zones. Students can focus on International Law of the Sea (the laws governing scarce ocean resources along with their implementation in a global context), Admiralty Law (working with a firm with a maritime law practice, or working in-house with a shipping company or cruise line), or Marine & Environmental Law and Policy (understanding the competing interests of development and the protection of the marine and coastal ecosystems).

The degree requires a total of 24 credits and student scholarships are available.

To learn more, visit the Maritime Law LLM website, or contact 305.284.5402 or intl-llm@law.miami.edu.


LLM in Real Property Development
The Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LLM in Real Property Development provides an advanced educational opportunity for lawyers dedicated to working in the real estate field. The program is designed both for recent law school graduates and for practitioners interested in redirecting or fine-tuning their practice.

The Program explores the subjects necessary to develop an understanding of land acquisition, finance, regulation, tax law, construction law, residential and commercial development, closings, negotiation, planning strategies and drafting. These subjects are covered by faculty that include top professors and scholars in the field, adjuncts who are partners of prominent law firms, and general counsels of major real estate companies – experts from all over the U.S.

The program provides various site visiting opportunities, and a 6-week internship is required. The degree requires a total of 30 credits, and there are full-time, part-time, online and joint-degree study options.

To learn more regarding curriculum, requirements and admission processes, visit the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LLM in Real Property Development website, or contact: cbowers@law.miami.edu

LLM in Taxation
In today's world, tax issues are inescapable, increasingly complex, and constantly changing. Miami Law's program focuses on building a better tax lawyer who develops the "tax sense" necessary to resolve tax problems with confidence. The location in Miami—the pivot point between South America, North America, and Europe—enables the LLM program to draw upon the region's diverse perspectives and career-building opportunities. Several courses are co-taught by US and non-US tax lawyers to introduce students to problem solving when multiple jurisdictions are involved. The curriculum also offers strong high-net worth and international courses.

There is an International Tax Concentration available, and Tax Tuesdays provide a space for practitioners and students to present and discuss areas of practice or current issues in tax. The degree requires a total of 26 credits and full-time, part-time, joint-degree and triple JD/MBA/LLM study options are available. At the discretion of the director, part-time applicants may commence in any semester.

To learn more regarding curriculum, requirements and admission processes, visit the Graduate Program in Taxation website, or contact taxllm@law.miami.edu

LLM in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment
This degree program is for non-U.S. lawyers only and is ideal for students who expect international tax law to play an important role in their professional careers, have a solid foundation in their own domestic tax system, and have enough experience to bring their own questions to the program. Specifically, the degree benefits foreign attorneys who are practicing, or intend to practice, in or with Latin America in order to develop the niche market of structuring investments in and by Latin America, and foreign lawyers who are ready to delve into a more sophisticated tax practice and looking to understand enough U.S. tax law to work well with U.S. tax lawyers.

This degree requires a total of 28 credits plus an introductory course to the US legal system.  In the program Tax Tuesdays provide a space for practitioners and students to present and discuss areas of practice or current issues in tax. There are full-time, part-time and an online study option.

To learn more regarding curriculum, requirements and admission processes, visit the Graduate Program in Taxation website, or contact taxllm@law.miami.edu

Online LLM Programs
Online LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development
– The Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development is also accessible in an online format to offer the same academic excellence and convenience for the working professional. Enroll part-time, starting in the fall or spring, with no career interruption, commuting or fixed class hours and no special software or computer skills are necessary.

The degree requires a total of 30 credits and it is part-time. Students in the Program are required to be on campus, in Miami, twice during the course of their entire studies. This entails coming to campus once during a Fall semester for approximately 1.5 weeks and once during a Spring semester for approximately 1.5 weeks.

To learn more, visit the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LLM in Real Property Development website, or contact 305.284.1754 or rpdinfo@law.miami.edu.

Online LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment - This degree program is also accessible in an online format and is specifically for foreign attorneys who are practicing, or intend to practice, in or with Latin America, and non-U.S./foreign lawyers who are ready to delve into a more sophisticated tax practice and looking to understand enough U.S. tax law to work well with U.S. tax lawyers.

The degree is 28 credits plus an introductory course in the US legal system. It is part-time and is available to non-US lawyers only.

To learn more, visit the Graduate Program in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment website, or contact 305.284.5567 or taxllm@law.miami.edu.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid is an important part of financing your education and is available to U.S. residents. Each of our programs also offers scholarships to qualifying applicants both domestic and international. Visit us online for more information or request information from any of our programs through our Graduate Programs Information Request form.

Contact
Graduate Law Programs—LLM
University of Miami School of Law
PO Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
Phone: +00 (1) 305-284-4702 | Website: www.law.miami.edu/llm

 

 

 

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