Established in 2001, the Law faculty is proud to be South Florida’s only public law school. Law Faculty is diverse and student body makes it an outstanding option for prospective students. The College of Law achieved provisional accreditation in 2003 and full accreditation in 2006 by the American Bar Association, both in the shortest possible times. In January 2009, it was also accredited by the American Association of Law Schools.
Law College Curriculum: incorporates important developments in the globalization of both public and private law. The academic program takes a pervasive approach to international and comparative law, incorporating these perspectives into all domestic law classes, and includes a required introductory course and a rich array of upper-level electives in international, transnational and comparative law. The curriculum further provides students with extensive, rigorous legal research and writing experiences, introduces other lawyering skills such as counseling and negotiation, and introduces the important professional values of civility and ethical practice. In Fall 2013, the Law College introduced the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) for the purpose of providing students with resources to help them succeed in law school, pass the Bar Examination, and develop strong practical skills. AEP reflects our commitment to our students’ success by aiming to teach our students explicitly what they need to do to maximize their performance.
The Law Faculty: is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Faculty members are actively engaged in research in their respective areas of expertise.
Law Students seeks to graduate students who appreciate the lawyer’s professional and ethical obligations to serve the community. Law College will educate future lawyers who will understand the value – to the community and to them personally – of helping those in need. Students are required to satisfy a community service requirement and participate in clinical legal work in which students represent clients who cannot afford legal representation. Faculty members model these values by participating in local, state, national and international professional service activities.
LL.M. (Master of Law)
The LL.M. (Master of Law) is a post-graduate program in law for lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country. It is composed of 24 credits and is based entirely on coursework that runs one academic year – from August to May. It does not have subject specialties, and the courses taken by LL.M. students are determined on an individual basis.
LL.M. is a residential program where students live in Miami, go to class with students from the United States, study in the library, and experience daily life on and off the campus. The LL.M. graduate has studied law in English in the United States and knows not only the content of United States law but also the daily life and culture of the country from personal experience.
- Must have completed your first law degree from another country
- Transcripts from foreign law degree
- English proficiency exam requirement: TOEFL – 590 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) or IELTS – 7.0
- Two letters of recommendation
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Statement of purpose
- Interview by phone if requested
Application available as of September 2016 Application deadline: May 15, 2017, Application fee: $30 Fact Sheet: English Fact Sheet: Español
About the program:
Duration: One academic year (August-May), beginning mid-August 2016. Credits required: 24 Required courses: Legal Skills & Values LL.M., U.S. Law I, and U.S. Law II Elective courses: chosen by student and faculty advisor
This school offers programs in:
Last updated January 18, 2018