Receive a world-class education in a sophisticated, international city enhanced by its beautiful tropical setting. With an average winter temperature of 74Â°F/23Â°C and with 1,400 national and international corporations, the Miami area is an important center of trade and finance with strong ties to every corner of the globe. Miami is an extraordinary place to live and learn.
AT A GLANCE
identify as minority
% 56 male
% 44 female
2022 CLASS PROFILE age range:
out of undergraduate one year or more
speak one or more foreign language
undergraduate schools represented
MIAMI LAW EPICENTER THE
1 / The
law school is part of the 230-acre campus of the University of Miami, a top 50 research institution with premier graduate schools such as the Frost School of Music, Miller School of Medicine and the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. Centrally located, you are 20 minutes from Downtown Miami, 30 minutes from Miami Beach, 50 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and about an hour from the Florida Keys.
2 / BRICKELL BUSINESS AREA Miami has the 2nd largest concentration of international banks in the U.S., and South Florida is one of the worldâ€™s leading centers of tax planning, arbitration, and asset management.
3 / CORAL GABLES The University of Miami is nestled in Coral Gables, a neighborhood surrounded by Mediterranean style homes, tropical foliage, and quiet streets.
4 / COURTHOUSES Participate in hands-on opportunities that provide access to numerous South Florida courts including Immigration Court, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has courtrooms for Circuit, Civil and Family Court.
5 / EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK South Florida has one of the most unique ecosystems in the world and 500+ public parksâ€”ideal for enjoyment and studying environmental law; the Everglades is only about 30 minutes from campus.
6 / MIAMI BEACH Greater Miami has more than 20 beaches and is the only U.S. metropolis with two national parks.
7 / PORT OF MIAMI It is easy to specialize in International or Maritime Law; the Port of Miami is the top cargo gateway to the Americas.
8 / INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL ARTS AND MUSEUMS Miami is host to Art Basel, one of the most important art shows in the world, and home of the Perez Art Museum, the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Frost Science Museum.
9 / HARD ROCK STADIUM Home to Hurricanes football, South Florida has professional teams for all of the major sports including the Miami Marlins baseball team and the Miami Heat basketball team.
CURRICULUM RECEIVE A RIGOROUS FOUNDATION
in the intellectual underpinnings of law, a profound understanding of the international dimensions of legal practice today and excellent preparation for a successful career.
LEGAL COMMUNICATION AND RESEARCH SKILLS PROGRAM
Known as “LComm,” this two-semester program is taught by professors with significant legal practice experience and prepares you in your first year for the demands of today’s legal profession.
Learn essential skills of successful attorneys, such as professionalism, team work and workplace protocol.
Legal Research Skills
Complete experiential learning techniques and research exercises with an emphasis on efficiency, accuracy, and cost.
INNOVATIVE SHORT COURSES
Complement and target your studies with these unique special offerings. Visiting practitioners from around the world come to Miami to teach innovative compressed courses. Topics have included:
Corporate Criminal Enforcement Corporate Skills for New Lawyers Cyber Security and Incident Response Disability Rights Law Hospitality Human Rights & the Environment Law Firm Management Legal Advocacy and Same Sex Marriage
Motion Picture Financing Negotiating and Drafting Sports Venue Agreements Negotiation Skills Social Media and Online Liability Union Organizing and Collective Bargaining in the Entertainment Industry
& FACULTY EDUCATORS & RELEVANT SCHOLARS
Miami Law faculty bring both distinguished scholarship and depth of experience to their roles as dedicated educators and mentors. Many have extensive international legal experience, which is reflected in the Schoolâ€™s curriculum. Faculty include experts in bankruptcy, intellectual property law, maritime law, patent law, and numerous other areas. Miamiâ€™s faculty also includes: former federal law clerks, authors of leading legal scholarship, experienced trial and corporate attorneys, advisors to Congress, and consultants to foreign governments and international policymaking bodies. Over 10,000 media mentions of and by faculty, from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 including references, quotes, and accolades in top tier national and international broadcast, digital, and print publications such as: The New York Times Wall Street Journal National Public Radio Esquire Los Angeles Times NBC The Hollywood Reporter USA Today Al Jazeera VOX Foreign Affairs ALM Law360
Above the Law Associated Press Voice of America Bloomberg Business Insider Artnet Newsweek Money Stars and Stripes The Hill Forbes Today Show CBS News
300+ courses & seminars offered annually
innovative short courses taught by worldwide legal experts
Student from the Health Rights Clinic with clients.
HANDS-ON TRAINING LEGAL CLINICS
Nine legal clinics provide you with a unique blend of legal advocacy, hands-on training, and intensive learning. Do more than learn the law— help a foster child get better medical care, keep an immigrant from being deported, or save a family from losing their home. Clinics include: Children & Youth Law Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Assistance Environmental Justice
Health Rights Human Rights Immigration Innocence Investor Rights Tenants’ Rights
TRAIN LOCAL LAWYERS IN PREP
In the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program you receive course credit and satisfy your writing or skills requirement while developing continuing legal education and ethics training for the legal community.
PRACTICA IN STARTUP LAW + MORE
Work under the supervision of attorneys and professors to gain insight in specific areas of legal interest. The Startup Practicum connects with new ventures in need of legal assistance. Help clients with organizing, financing, intellectual property, risk, regulation and other legal issues that arise for entrepreneurial clients as they launch their new businesses and organizations.
Other Practica Include:
Affordable Housing Civil Rights Criminal Justice Policy Reform Cyber Civil Rights Death Penalty Social Impact Advocacy
of students study litigation skills
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Concentration
HANDS-ON TRAINING GAIN PRACTICAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE
with corporations (in-house), government agencies, public interest organizations and the judiciary for academic credit through the Miami Law Externship Program.
The following are just some of the participating employers:
American Civil Liberties Union Bacardi-Martini, Inc. BBC Worldwide CONCACAF City of Miami Beach, Office of the City Attorney EarthJustice Federal Communications Commission Federal Public Defender’s Office, Southern District of Florida Florida International University, Athletic Compliance Office Humane Society of the U.S. Legal Aid Society of New York Legal Services of Greater Miami MasTec, Inc. Miami Dolphins Miami Waterkeeper Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust
Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office Memorial Healthcare System Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council NASA National Labor Relations Board National Park Conservation Association National Women’s Law Center NextEra Energy OCEANA Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia Sony Music Entertainment United Soccer League University of Miami, Athletic Compliance Office University of Miami, Contract Administration
University of Miami, Office of Privacy and Data Security U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Department of Justice U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Tapestry, Inc. (Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman) Ultra Music Festival University of Miami Health System Warner Music Group World Bank Group
D.C. SEMESTER IN PRACTICE
Work full-time with corporations (in-house), government agencies and non-profit and advocacy organizations while spending a full law school semester in the U.S. Capital.
TRIAL SKILLS LITIGATION SKILLS PROGRAM
Engage in rigorous, hands-on training and gain the practical skills necessary for competent professional legal service in our highly acclaimed “Lit Skills” Program. Taught by experienced trial lawyers and judges, 50 percent of second and third-year law students enroll in this specialized sixcredit course.
Join the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board— a student-run, honorary organization which focuses on recruiting and training the finest advocates in oral and written legal skills. As the oldest, largest, and most prestigious advocacy program at Miami Law, it competes in 15 interschool competitions each year.
INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT PROGRAM
Enhance oral and written advocacy skills in English and Spanish: Commercial Arbitration Law Criminal Law Human Rights Law
Investment Law Maritime Law Public Law
Travel to competitions in:
Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Brazil China Germany
The Netherlands New York Spain Switzerland Uruguay Vienna Washington, D.C.
U.S. law school to argue in Spanish in MootMadrid
Moot Court competitions (internationally and domestically) participated in during 2018-19
INTEREST HOPE PUBLIC INTEREST RESOURCE CENTER
HOPE (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts) is the dynamic hub for public interest and community engagement for Miami Law students. Building on topical and timely social justice issues, HOPE creates opportunities for you to build skills and engage with agencies and pro bono efforts locally, nationally, and internationally. HOPE oversees the HOPE Fellows and Summer Public Interest Fellows Programs which provide summer stipends and training in public interest agencies worldwide. HOPE is home to the Public Interest Leadership Board, the Public Interest Network program and numerous advocacy and outreach projects.
MIAMI SCHOLARS PUBLIC INTEREST PROGRAM
Incoming students with exceptional academic records, strong LSAT scores, and a demonstrated commitment to public service are encouraged to apply for this prestigious, full-tuition scholarship program, which provides exclusive opportunities for legal advocacy training, advising and career planning in the public interest.
MIAMI STREET LAW PROGRAM Teach law at high schools throughout Miami-Dade County and empower youth through interactive education about law, democracy, and human rights.
CENTER FOR ETHICS & PUBLIC SERVICE (CEPS)
This interdisciplinary ethics education, skills training, and community engagement program is devoted to the values of ethical judgment, professional responsibility, and public service in law and society. The program will teach you how to serve your community as a citizen lawyer. Founded in 1996, CEPS operates two projects staffed by law student fellows and interns: the Historic Black Church Program and the Community Equity, Innovation, and Resource Lab. Both projects will train you to collaborate with civic and faith-based groups, legal services and nonprofit organizations, and private and public entities in providing rights education, policy research, and technical assistance to low-income communities across the fields of civil rights, economic development, and poverty law.
Public Interest Miami Scholars supported by full-tuition scholarships
Pro Bono Hours performed during the 2018-2019 academic year
A+ Rating For public interest law, preLaw magazine fall 2018
JOINT DEGREES/LLMs In cooperation with the University’s renowned graduate schools, such as the Frost School of Music, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and the Miller School of Medicine, Miami Law offers
A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS TO EXPAND YOUR CAREER POSSIBILITIES. ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT/SPORTS
J.D./LL.M.—Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law J.D./M.M.—Music Business & Entertainment Industries J.D./M.A.—Arts Presenting & Live Entertainment Management
J.D./M.B.A.—Business Administration J.D./LL.M.—Estate Planning J.D./LL.M.—Taxation J.D./M.B.A. + LL.M. in Taxation J.D./M.B.A. + LL.M. in Estate Planning J.D. w/Concentration—Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT
ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE/MARITIME J.D./Ph.D.—Environmental Science and Policy J.D./M.P.S.—Marine Ecosystems and Policy J.D./LL.M.—Maritime Law
J.D./M.D.—Medicine J.D./M.P.H.—Public Health
INTERNATIONAL/COMPARATIVE J.D./LL.M.—International Arbitration J.D./LL.M.—International Law J.D./M.A.—Latin American Studies J.D./LL.M.—U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
J.D./LL.M.—International Arbitration J.D. w/Concentration—Litigation and Dispute Resolution Dual-Degree Program in Law for Undergraduates at the University of Miami *Online program option available
CONCENTRATIONS PUBLIC AFFAIRS
J.D./M.P.A.—Public Administration J.D./M.A.—Communications
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
J.D./LL.M.—Real Estate/Property Development* J.D./M.B.A. + LL.M. in Real Estate Property Development*
SOCIAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC INTEREST
J.D./M.S.Ed.—Law, Community and Social Change J.D. w/Concentration—Social Justice & Public Interest J.D. w/Areas of Focus—Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Law
SPECIAL OPTION ONLY FOR LAW STUDENTS WHO WERE UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS MAJORS Earn three degrees in just four years: J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Taxation J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Real Estate/ Property Development* J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Estate Planning
POST-GRADUATE LAW PROGRAMS (LL.M.)
You can choose from an array of Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programs for advanced study, individual research, and specialization. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning White & Case International Arbitration Intensive Legal English + LL.M. International Law Maritime Law Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development* Tax Law Taxation of Cross-Border Investment* U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
GLOBAL PRACTICE LawWithoutWalls (LWOW)
Collaborate with lawyers, entrepreneurs, academics, and students from more than 30 law and business universities from around the world to co-create a solution to a problem in legal education or practice. Take a four-month multidisciplinary, multicultural innovative journey and gain unparalleled insight into today’s world of law and business.
Learn about another country’s legal system with international opportunities in:
ARGENTINA BELGIUM BRAZIL CHINA COLOMBIA FRANCE GERMANY
INDIA IRELAND ISRAEL ITALY SPAIN SWITZERLAND VIETNAM
study abroad options in 14 different countries
countries home to our alumni
worldwide universities in LawWithoutWalls
only International Arbitration LL.M. in U.S.
Miami Law has more than
20,000 + ALUMNI
AROUND THE GLOBE
represented in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, several territories and 91 countries.
REAL CAREER OUTCOMES EMPLOYMENT
preLaw magazine’s 2018 back to school issue ranked Miami Law as being one of the highest performing law schools in terms of employment.
JOB INTERVIEW PROGRAM
The Miami Law Fall and Spring Interview Program provides students with an opportunity to interview with many of the best law firms, corporations, government agencies and public interest organizations, in the United States and abroad, for summer and post-graduate employment positions.
Highly ranked for innovation: 9th in Legal Technology among all 200 ABA-accredited law schools in the U.S. (preLaw magazine, fall 2018) One of the most innovative law schools in the world (Cambridge University, 2018 Innovation 800) One of the “20 Most Innovative Law Schools” (preLaw magazine, fall 2017) Top school for music law (Billboard Magazine, 2017 & 2019)
AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT
business and industry
84.3% were employed in long-term, full-time positions, compared to 78.6% nationally.
academia judicial clerkship Learn more about where our class of 2018 is working:
ADMISSIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS ADMISSIONS
We encourage you to visit our beautiful campus, take a tour, attend classes, meet with an advisor, and speak with faculty and students. Miamiâ€™s e-application is available through LSACâ€™s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). All applicants are required to register for CAS. For more information, call 305.284.6746 or email email@example.com.
Various forms of assistance are available to finance your legal education including scholarships and Federal Direct Student Loans.
Scholarships are highly competitive and granted to admitted students on a rolling basis. Students with competitive credentials who submit their completed application by early January will be optimally placed for scholarship consideration. With the exception of the Miami Scholars Public Interest Program (deadline March 15, 2020), which provides full-tuition scholarships, there is no separate application for merit-based scholarships for entering first year students. To ensure that your free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is forwarded to Miami Law, use school code-E00532.
It is the policy of the University of Miami that no person within the jurisdiction thereof shall, on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or harassment (including all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence) under any program or activity of the University, regardless of whether such program or activity occurs on-campus or off-campus. While every effort has been made to provide the most current data at the time of publication, the programs, policies, and courses described here are subject to continual review and re-evaluation and may be changed at any time without prior notice.
APPLICATION DATES ON BACK
J.D. PROGRAM APPLICATION KEY DATES September 1, 2019
The Miami Law e-application will become accessible through your LSAC.org account. Miami reviews applications on a rolling basis.
October 1, 2019
February 1, 2020
Completion of the application by this date or earlier is strongly advised to place applicants in the best position for admission. Applications received after this date will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a seat available basis until July 31, 2020.
FAFSA applications become available.
January 6, 2020
Competitive applicants who complete their files by this date will be optimally placed for scholarship consideration. This is also the preferred application date for the Miami Scholars Public Interest Program.
March 15, 2020
Miami Scholars Public Interest Program application deadline.
April 15, 2020
FAFSA preferred application date.
July 31, 2020
Last day J.D. applications are accepted for fall 2020 enrollment.
www.law.miami.edu/admissions LL.M. Program Applicants*
Foreign Law Graduates: Most LL.M. programs will accept applications on a rolling basis until the beginning of August 2020.
U.S. Law Graduates: Priority Deadlines are May 1 for Fall admission and November 15 for Spring Admission.
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