University of Miami School of Law

Introduction

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University of Miami School of Law's remarkable journey from small beginnings to one of the leading law schools in the country is one of the fascinating stories of legal education. The School of Law began with a small graduating class of fourteen students more than three-quarters of a century ago. But its ambitions have always been large, and its success has matched those ambitions.

Today Miami Law is one of the nation's leading institutions of legal education. Faculty members are leaders in their scholarly and professional fields which benefits the highly talented and diverse student body through a rich and challenging curriculum and a wide variety of professional skills training opportunities. More than 17,000 alumni practicing throughout the United States and in nearly eighty countries around the world – in all fields of practice from corporate to public interest law, in large firms, private practice, government service or as sole practitioners – can attest to the excellence of the education they received.

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Miami Law’s success is enhanced by its location in Miami, the gateway to the Americas. The curriculum is enriched by contributions from attorneys engaged in the kind of sophisticated legal practice that a major urban area demand, which provides exciting opportunities for active faculty and student engagement through pro bono activities and clinical placements within the local community. Immigration, business ethics, race relations, and economic development in a global economy are among the contemporary issues UM's faculty works with students to resolve.

In addition, Miami's unique racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity offers additional advantages not available in other areas. The metropolitan area embodies the kind of pluralistic environment likely to characterize much of the U.S. in the coming years. Its local economy and social life are firmly tied to international trade, immigration, and tourism, blurring the line between the local and the international in a manner emblematic of the globalized world. Miami's globalization has a distinct North-South delineation, but its commerce – like that of Latin America and the Caribbean – is linked to the economies of Canada, Europe, and Asia as well.

With an array of social and educational advantages, University of Miami School of Law affords an incomparable setting for students to prepare for professional practice.

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This school offers programs in:
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LL.M. in Entertainment, Art & Sports Law

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa

Available only at The University of Miami School of Law, and taught by prominent faculty and practicing attorneys, students study this combined graduate degree to focus on areas of law that in today’s world are expanding, converging and at times, intersecting. Hands-on, practical learning teaches students how to negotiate and draft transactional agreements within the specific entertainment, arts, and sports industries. [+]

The EASL LLM Difference: All-Encompassing Preparation + Focused Track of Study Available only at The University of Miami School of Law, and taught by prominent faculty and practicing attorneys, students study this combined graduate degree to focus on areas of law that in today’s world are expanding, converging and at times, intersecting.

Hands-on, practical learning teaches students how to negotiate and draft transactional agreements within the specific entertainment, arts, and sports industries. They gain skills of high value which can provide the tipping point for attorneys contending for jobs in very competitive 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 art law track.... [-]


LL.M. in International Arbitration

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa

International trade continues to turn increasingly towards international arbitration to resolve cross-border commercial and investment disputes. The White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program and its preeminent faculty would be delighted to help students open doors to the world of international arbitration. [+]

International trade continues to turn increasingly towards international arbitration to resolve cross-border commercial and investment disputes. The White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program and its preeminent faculty would be delighted to help students open doors to the world of international arbitration.

Who Should Consider This Degree?

The LL.M. in International Arbitration provides a unique individualized educational curriculum and opportunity for a small group of top-quality students from a range of countries, wishing to acquire an in-depth grounding in the field of international arbitration as a platform for a successful career. The program - the only one of its kind in the United States - is ideal for:... [-]


LL.M. in Maritime Law

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa

Surrounded by water, Miami offers a unique opportunity to study Maritime Law. The city is unquestionably the cruise capital of the world. It hosts the largest single-ship cruise terminal and all the major companies’ principal place of business located minutes from the Port of Miami - the top cargo gateway of the Americas. [+]

Why Miami for Maritime Law?

Location: Surrounded by water, Miami offers a unique opportunity to study Maritime Law. The city is unquestionably the cruise capital of the world. It hosts the largest single-ship cruise terminal and all the major companies’ principal place of business located minutes from the Port of Miami - the top cargo gateway of the Americas.

Faculty: Miami Law is known for its renowned professors who share their knowledge and skills with students.

Advising & Networking: A career advisor with special training assists international LL.M. students with their job search including resume writing and interviewing skills. Students have the chance to attend conferences with experts in the field.... [-]


LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development

Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa + 1 more

Until recently, to in the LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development program students had to come to Miami, FL. But now, the LL.M. program—widely regarded as the nation's best—is available on campus and in an online format that offers both innovation and academic excellence. [+]

Until recently, to in the LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development program students had to come to Miami, FL. But now, the LL.M. program—widely regarded as the nation's best—is available on campus and in an online format that offers both innovation and academic excellence.

The LL.M. explores the subjects necessary to develop an understanding of land acquisition, finance, regulation, tax law, construction law, residential and commercial development, landlord-tenant, closings, negotiation, planning strategies and drafting.

Who Should Consider This Program? Professionals looking for an online LL.M. program in real estate/property development Real estate professionals who need to acquire or upgrade knowledge of the area Practitioners interested in making a career pivot or fine-tuning their practice Recent law graduates who want complete instruction in the laws related to real property development Program Formats: Full or Part-Time/ On Campus or Online ... [-]

LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment

Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa + 1 more

This degree program 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. [+]

This degree program 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. 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 LL.M. has been designed with maximum flexibility to meet the needs of busy professionals who want to blend their pursuit of a degree with their existing practices with no career interruption. The program is offered in various formats - full-time, part-time, on campus, and online.... [-]


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

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa

Specifically designed for the foreign law graduate, the LL.M. in U.S. & Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers is Miami Law’s general LL.M. The program welcomes 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. [+]

Specifically designed for the foreign law graduate, the LL.M. in U.S. & Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers is Miami Law’s general LL.M. The program welcomes 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. While technically a specialization in the International Law LL.M., the program permits unusual flexibility and allows students to choose courses in their area of interest from the general law school curriculum and structure their studies according to their professional goals.

Who Should Consider this Program? Foreign-trained attorneys who want to learn about the U.S. legal system Those looking for the possibility of remaining in the U.S. to practice law with the opportunity to earn a J.D. and/or qualify to take a U.S. Bar Exam, including New York Individuals wanting to explore the field of international law outside of his or her own country Foreign-trained attorneys who want to do an LL.M. and first need to improve English skills ... [-]