From its beginnings in 1926, Miami has emerged as one of the nation’s leading institutions of legal education.
The law school offers a global perspective and offers extensive international opportunities for students on their path to a profession that becomes more international every day.
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. The LL.M. Programs are tailor-made to each student's academic and professional needs. Each LL.M. student creates a course of study that matches his or her career goals.
University of Miami School of Law has an experienced career advisor exclusively dedicated to foreign-trained law students. Each year a group of University of Miami LL.M. graduates sit for the New York Bar Exam. Unlike other LL.M. programs, the number of foreign lawyers who stay on to do their J.D.and practice in the U.S. is very high.
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Miami Law faculty and staff can relate to international students from the inside out. This is because a number of people who first came to the U.S. as International Students now work at Miami Law. This includes Carmen Perez-Llorca, Director of International Graduate Law Programs; Yasmina Assis, Associate Director of International Graduate Law Programs and LL.M./J.D. Academic Advisor; Paula Arias, Director of International Moot Court Program; Sandra Friedrich, Director of the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program; and Yazmyne Vasquez Eterovic, Associate Director of Career Development and Career Advisor for International LL.M. Students.
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).
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. The library has a specific Foreign/International Law Librarian available to assist students with research.
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The Dean of Students is available to all students to address personal, academic, and professional issues that develop during their law school career. Law school is difficult and at times very stressful, as is the practice of law. Students are encouraged to reach out with any concerns. Resources listed at: https://www.law.miami.edu/students/wellness-resources
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 area, Coral Gables, known as one of Florida's most desirable residential areas and increasingly recognized as an international business center, offers all the benefits of large-city living in a relaxed suburban setting.
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.
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. A full listing is here: https://www.law.miami.edu/students/law-student-organizations
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. To contact the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association please click here. Miami Law also has a chapter of the prestigious scholastic society of the Order of the Coif.