MIAMILA ? At the University of Miami School of Law you receive a world-class education in a sophisticated, international city enhanced by its beautiful tropical setting. With an average winter temperature of 74Â°F/38Â°C and with 1400 national and international corporations in Miami, the 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
47% identify as minority
2016 CLASS PROFILE age range:
speak one or more foreign language
from out of state
undergraduate schools represented
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The School of Law is located on the 230-acre Coral Gables 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, students are just 20 minutes from Downtown Miami, 30 minutes from Miami Beach, 50 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and about an hour from Key Largo.
2 BRICKELL AREA
Miami has the 2nd largest concentration of international banks in the U.S., and South Florida is one of the world’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.
Participate in hands-on opportunities that provide access to numerous South Florida courts including Immigration Court and the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals which has courtrooms for Circuit, Civil and Family Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
South Florida has one of the most unique ecosystems in the world and 500+ public parks—ideal for studying environmental law; Everglades National Park 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 of the Americas.
8 PEREZ ART MUSEUM/ARSHT CENTER
As one of the key centers in the international art world, Miami is host to Art Basel, one of the most important art shows in the nation, and home of the new Perez Art Museum and the Arsht Center.
9 HARD ROCK STADIUM
Home to Hurricanes football, South Florida has professional teams for all of the major sports including the Miami Marlins and Miami Heat.
9 Hard Rock Stadium
8 Perez Art Museum UHealth
6 Miami Beach
8 American Airlines Arena
Adrienne Arsht Center
Miami International Airport
Port of Miami Coral Gables
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
The School provides 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. Studying at Miami Law gives you access to Schools and programs across the University of Miami campus and preparation for wide-ranging career opportunities.
LEGAL COMMUNICATION AND RESEARCH SKILLS PROGRAM Known as “LComm,” this two-semester program is taught by professors with significant legal practice experience to prepare first-year students for the demands of today’s legal profession. PRACTICE READINESS: 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. Visiting practitioners from around the world have come to Miami to teach innovative compressed courses. Topics have included: § Corporate Skills for New Lawyers § Examination of Law and Policy in
Current Mass Migration § Hospitality § Human Rights & the Environment § Law Firm Management § Motion Picture Financing
§ Negotiating and Drafting Sports
§ Negotiation Skills § Robot Law § Social Media and Online Liability § Union Organizing and Collective Bargaining
in the Entertainment Industry
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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 School’s curriculum. Recent faculty hires include experts in bankruptcy, intellectual property law, environmental law, and patent law, further enriching Miami’s research and teaching enterprises. Miami’s faculty include: 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. Media mentions of and by faculty, from June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 include more than 600 references, quotes, and accolades in top tier national and international broadcast and print publications such as: ABC, CBS, NBC AlJazeera Associated Press The Atlantic Bloomberg CNN The Economist
Huffington Post The New York Times NPR Slate U.S. News & World Report The Wall Street Journal
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courses & seminars offered annually
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HANDS ON SKILLS TRAINING LEGAL CLINICS
Miami Law’s ten legal clinics provide a unique blend of legal advocacy, hands-on training, and intensive learning. You do more than learn the law—you help a foster child get better medical care, keep an immigrant from being deported, or save a family from losing their home. Clinics include:
The Larry Hoffman|Greenberg Traurig Startup Practicum connects you with new ventures in need of legal assistance. Help clients with organizing, financing, intellectual property, risk, regulation and other legal issues that arise for entrepreneurs as they launch their new businesses and organizations. You also help with client development and related activities.
§ Children & Youth Law § Eleanor R. Cristol and
Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Assistance § Environmental Justice § Federal Appellate
§ Health Rights § Human Rights § Immigration § Innocence § Investor Rights § Tenants’ Rights
OTHER PRACTICUMS INCLUDE: § Civil Rights § Cyber-Civil Rights § Death Penalty
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM You earn academic credit working with legal departments of local, national, and international corporations, government agencies, public interest organizations and the judiciary. Past placements have included: § American Civil Liberties Union § Atlantic Records § Bacardi USA, Inc. § BBC Worldwide § City of Miami Beach, Office of
the City Attorney § Everglades Law Center § Federal Communications Commission § Humane Society of the U.S.
§ MasTec, Inc. § Miami Dade State
Attorney’s Office § Miami Dolphins § Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council § NASA § Ultra Music Festival § U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
§ U.S. Department of Homeland
§ U.S. District Court, Southern
District of Florida
§ U.S. Securities & Exchange
§ University of Miami Health System § U.S. Department of Justice § Warner Music Group
TRIAL SKILLS LITIGATION SKILLS PROGRAM Our highly acclaimed “Lit Skills” Program engages you in rigorous, hands-on training providing you with the practical skills necessary for competent professional legal service. Taught by experienced trial lawyers and judges, 75 percent of second and third-year law students enroll in this specialized six-credit course.
MOOT COURT The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board is a student-run, honorary organization which focuses on recruiting and training the finest advocates in oral and written legal skills in the country and is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious advocacy program at Miami Law. It competes in 15 interschool competitions each year.
INTEREST HOPE PUBLIC INTEREST RESOURCE CENTER
MIAMI STREET LAW PROGRAM
If you are committed to advocacy and public service, HOPE (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts) offers information, guidance, training and hands-on opportunities for you to make a difference through public interest work. HOPE oversees the HOPE Fellows and Summer Public Interest Fellows Programs which provide summer stipends and training in public interest agencies worldwide.
This program trains you to teach law at high schools throughout MiamiDade County empowering youth through interactive education about law, democracy, and human rights.
MIAMI SCHOLARS PUBLIC INTEREST PROGRAM Incoming students with exceptional academic records, strong LSAT scores, and demonstrated commitment to public service are encouraged to apply for this prestigious program, which provides full tuition scholarships with exclusive opportunities for legal advocacy training, advising and career planning.
CENTER FOR ETHICS & PUBLIC SERVICE (CEPS) The Center provides opportunity for you to engage in antipoverty and civil rights seminars and workshops and community-based research to low-income communities of color. Other programs include: Historic Black Church Program that works in partnership with nearby neighborhood churches to provide education, law, and social services to underserved residents; and the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program which develops continuing legal education and ethics training for the legal community.
Miami Public Interest Scholars supported by full tuition scholarships.
pro bono community service hours performed by the Class of 2016
PREPARATION FOR GLOBAL PRACTICE LawWithoutWalls (LWOW)
This collaborative program brings together students, faculty, practitioners, and entrepreneurs from around the globe. It is a unique opportunity for you to work with a team across institutions and countries, gain business, entrepreneurial, investigative research, and team building skills and insight into today’s world of law and business.
worldwide universities in LawWithoutWalls only U.S. law school to compete in Spanishspeaking Moot Madrid
Learn about more than one country’s system of laws with international opportunities in:
ARGENTINA BELGIUM BRAZIL CHINA COLOMBIA FRANCE
GERMANY INDIA IRELAND ISRAEL SPAIN SWITZERLAND
WATER RESOURCES LAW & POLICY: CHINA AND VIETNAM
This summer course combines natural science, law and policy and covers a broad spectrum of water issues in Vietnam, China, and the U.S. which include drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, wetlands, dams and international rivers.
countries home to our alumni only International Arbitration LL.M. in U.S.
INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT PROGRAM Enhance oral and written advocacy skills and travel to competitions in:
ARGENTINA AUSTRIA BELGIUM BRAZIL GERMANY
NETHERLANDS NEW YORK WASHINGTON, D.C. SPAIN SWITZERLAND
INTERDISCIPLINARY, EXPAND YOUR POSSIBILITIES WITH A JOINT DEGREE/CONCENTRATION 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 for you to focus your studies.
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
BUSINESS/REAL ESTATE/LITIGATION J.D./M.B.A.—Business Administration J.D./LL.M.—Estate Planning J.D./LL.M.—Real Estate/Property Development J.D./LL.M.—Taxation Concentration—Litigation & Dispute Resolution Concentration—Business of Innovation, Law & Technology
ENVIRONMENT J.D./Ph.D.—Environmental Science and Policy J.D./M.P.S.—Marine Ecosystems and Policy J.D./LL.M.—Maritime Law
HEALTH J.D./M.D.—Medicine J.D./M.P.H.—Public Health
INTERNATIONAL J.D./LL.M.—International Arbitration J.D./LL.M.—International Law J.D./M.A.—Latin American Studies
PUBLIC AFFAIRS J.D./M.P.A.—Public Administration J.D./M.A.—Communications
PUBLIC INTEREST J.D./M.S.Ed.—Law, Community and Social Change Concentration—Social Justice & Public Interest
SPECIALIZED STUDY SPECIAL OPTION ONLY FOR UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS MAJORS Three degrees in just four years: ยง Steven Mariano J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Taxation ยง J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development ยง 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 International Law Maritime Law Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development* Tax Law Taxation of Cross-Border Investment* *Online program available
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Joint Degrees only law school that offers a combined graduate degree in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law
international exchange programs in 13 different countries 11
Miami Law Alumni With over 20,000 living alumni practicing in all areas of the law, Miami Law provides a huge network that spans across the globe.
Miami Lawâ€™s student body is also one of the nationâ€™s most diverse, coming from across the U.S. and six continents.
Around The World Afghanistan Algeria Argentina Ascension Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Barbados Belgium Belize Brazil The British Virgin Islands Cambodia Canada Cayman Islands Chile China, Peoples Republic Colombia Comoros Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador England Finland France Germany Greece Guatemala Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland, Eire Israel Italy
Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Korea, Republic of Kuwait Libya Liechtenstein Malaysia Mexico Montenegro Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria Norway Pakistan Panama Papua-New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Portugal Russia
Saudi Arabia Singapore South Africa, Republic Spain Sudan Suriname Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Turkey Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands Windward Islands Zambia
CAREER OUTCOMES MATTER REAL CASES, REAL LEARNING, REAL SUCCESS
University of Miami School of Law garners high rankings for its graduates promoted from associate to partner at law firms across the U.S. and South Florida. ยง The National Jurist placed Miami Law in the top 50 schools for making partner (Spring 2016).
ยง The National Law Journal ranked Miami Law 15th for most associate-to-partner promotions among all law schools (Fall 2015).
ยง The Daily Business Review placed Miami Law alumni first among all law school alumni who were promoted to partner at South Florida law firms (2014-2015).
AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT
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10% government CLASS of
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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 Miami Law application by early January will be optimally placed for scholarship consideration. With the exception of the Miami Scholars Public Interest Program, 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 (FASFA) 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, 2016
Miami Law begins receiving electronic applications and reviews applications on a rolling basis.
October 1, 2016 FASFA applications become available.
February 1, 2017
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, 2017.
March 1, 2017
January 9, 2017
FASFA preferred application date.
Competitive applicants who complete their files by this date will be optimally placed for scholarship consideration. The is also the preferred date for Miami Scholars Public Interest Program applications.
April 1, 2017
Final deadline for Miami Scholars Public Interest Program application form.
Foreign Law Graduates: Most LL.M. programs accept applications on a rolling basis until the beginning of August 2017. U.S. Law Graduates: Priority Deadlines are May 1 (Fall Admission) and November 15 (Spring Admission)
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