University of Miami LLM

University of Miami LLM Programs

The University of Miami, School of Law offers five Master of Laws (LLM) programs. International students are given a two-week orientation program to help them understand U.S. law and have the ability to transfer to a JD program should that help them meet their career goals. The five LLM programs available at University of Miami School of Law are:

  • International Law LLM: The International Law LLM provides students with the legal background necessary to understand and manage problems arising from international law issues. Within the program there are four areas of specialization:
  • U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers: Students engage in comparative study of the U.S. legal system with their home country’s. The program is available to lawyers who hold a JD from a U.S. law school or an equivalent law degree from the home country of international attorneys who hope to practice in the U.S., learn more about the U.S. legal system, or learn about international law outside their own countries. Students have a degree of flexibility within the program, with only two courses required: Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Research and Writing, and the rest chosen with the help of the Program Director, who serves as academic advisor as well. Transferring to the JD program and sitting for the bar are also possible.
  • International Arbitration: Both U.S. and foreign attorneys can enroll in this program, which also has specialty in Latin America course offerings.
  • Inter-American Law: This program allows students to focus their study on Latin America, and prepares them for business dealings with Latin American clients or clients dealing with that area. Many courses are offered in Spanish.
  • International Law: Students study areas of international law including environmental issues, international trade, business, and investment, and human rights protection.

The completion of 24 credits with a minimum average of 2.3 is required for the degree.

  • Tax Law LLM The Tax Law LLM allows students to pursue a full range of tax law specialties through either a full-time or part-time program. A total of 24 credits, with 12 being from required courses and 12 being from electives, are required to complete the degree. Students are able to focus on U.S. or international tax laws, offering a wide range of opportunities, including an International Taxation Concentration and a new LLM in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment recently instituted by the University of Miami Law School. For the International Taxation Concentration, students must take 8 credits with an average of at least 2.5. JD students can combine the degree to get a dual JD/LLM in Tax, or a triple JD/MBA/LLM in Tax.

  • Real Property Development LLM The Real Property Development LLM is available to students on campus or online either full- or part-time and was created for attorneys working in the real estate field. Students gain an overview of areas in the field including tax law, construction law, finance, land acquisition, residential and commercial development, closings, negotiation, planning, drafting, and landlord tenant. There is a joint JD/LLM option as well. Students must complete 30 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 average, and are required to complete an internship and participate in construction site visits throughout the year.

  • Estate Planning LLM The Estate Planning LLM is currently the only full-time LLM program in the United States dedicated to estate planning. The program includes tax law courses allowing practitioners to more fully understand how taxes play into estate planning.

University of Miami LLM Admission

The University of Miami, School of Law conducts admissions decisions on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as space does fill up and the priority deadline is May 1. Foreign law students are accepted for admission for the fall semester only, whereas U.S. law graduated may be accepted for spring admission as well.

All students are required to submit the following items for consideration for admission to the University of Miami, School of Law:

  • Application form, submitted through the online application system
  • $50 Application fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • Undergraduate and law school transcripts and notarized copy of diploma
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Scholarship request form and research assistant form

International applicants must also submit:

  • TOEFL scores (minimum 580 paper-based, 237 computer-based, or 92 Internet-based) or TOEFL waiver
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility and Verification of Sponsorship

U.S. law school graduates must also submit an LSDAS report and LSAT score.

University of Miami LLM Tuition

University of Miami LLM tuition differs by program. It is best to check each program website for updated information.

University of Miami LLM Scholarships

Applicants to the University of Miami LLM Program may be eligible for partial Dean’s Scholarships and Scholarships from Alumni & Friends. For more information about scholarships, visit our LLM Scholarships page.

University of Miami LLM Employment

The Office of Career Services of the University of Miami Law School has many resources to help students navigate all parts of the job search process from resumes and cover letters, to interviews and callbacks, to accepting, rejecting, and negotiating offers, and coordinates online job postings, resume referrals for employers, on-campus interviews.

University of Miami LLM Contact

University of Miami School of Law
Office of Admissions & Recruiting
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087
Telephone: (305) 284-6746
Fax: (305) 284-3084
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