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University of Miami School of Law

Miami Law is a “best kept secret” in American legal education. We know about the excellence of our faculty, students and staff, the richness of our curriculum and programs, and how our alumni are national and international leaders of the profession. But we need to do all we can to share this good news with the nation, the hemisphere, and the world.

About

History

Since the 1950s, Miami Law has offered LL.M. programs for foreign-trained lawyers making it one of the most established LL.M. programs in the U.S. This gives students access to the real expertise and knowledge of staff. LL.M. programs at Miami Law have always been small and selective to provide a superior experience for both students and faculty.

Education

Miami Law LL.M. Graduate Programs help U.S. and foreign-trained law students and lawyers raise their practice to new heights and deepen specialization.

The Juris Doctor degree at Miami Law is a full-time program combining a rigorous academic curriculum with professional training in critical lawyering skills. The 88-credit degree program is a full-time program requiring three academic years of study.

Career

The Career Development Office (CDO) is staffed with nine professional counselors (all of whom are former practicing attorneys). This includes an experienced career advisor exclusively dedicated to foreign-trained law students (pictured advisor Yazmyne Eterovic). The law school also provides career guides specifically for foreign-trained attorneys.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The Division of Student Affairs engages, supports, and develops students and the University community by providing exemplary services, programs, and facilities as we foster a caring and inclusive environment.

Housing services

The law school does not provide on-campus housing but Miami is a large, metropolitan city full of diverse housing options and locations in which to live within a convenient distance of campus. Keep in mind the University is situated in the heart of Coral Gables and surrounded by an abundance of housing options to meet students’ needs and budgets within walking and commuting distance of the law school. The school provides a Roommate Referral Program Form plus an Apartment & Relocation Guide with connections to local realtors (who do not charge a fee).

Library services

The University of Miami School of Law is home to one of the largest legal research libraries in the Southeast United States with an impressive international law collection. The foreign and comparative collection has extensive English, European Union and Latin American materials, including what is generally regarded as the best collection of materials on the Caribbean anywhere.

ICT services

The UMIT Service Desk and Desktop Support Services team provides technical assistance for desktop and network related issues for faculty and staff. The team is comprised of staff with a diverse set of skills and expert working knowledge on many topics relating to desktop configuration and management.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Miami School of Law is on the 260-acre main campus of one of the largest private research universities in the U.S. with premier graduate schools with which the law school offers 15+ joint degrees including the Frost School of Music, Miller School of Medicine, Rosensteil School of Marine Science and School of Business Administration.

The law school's proximity to 20 beaches, the Port of Miami, and Everglades National Park enables students to specialize in Environmental Law/Marine Affairs and Maritime/Admiralty Law.

Sports facilities

Available to all students and designed to be one of the finest centers in the nation for recreational sports, fitness, and wellness education programs, the Patti & Allan Herbert Wellness Center affirms the University of Miami’s commitment to a well-rounded educational environment. The Whitten University Center (UC) Swimming Pool is an Olympic-sized outdoor pool located beside the Lakeside Patio. The temperature is kept at 83°F (28.33°C) with +/- 2 degrees of variance, it is chilled during the summer and heated in the winter. The UC Pool offers short-course lap lanes, low-board diving area, and of course a great deck for sunning, studying, or listening to music while enjoying the beautiful weather.

Student clubs

Miami Law’s extracurricular student-run organizations and publications reflect the diversity of the school body in their academic and practice interests, race, ethnicity and religion, and political and jurisprudential thought. The law school encourages all students to engage with student organizations as a way of learning about the law and interacting with alumni and the legal community.

Accreditation

In addition to all University accreditation, Miami Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Coral Gables, Florida, United States

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