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WHY


MIAMILA ? Receive a world-class education in a sophisticated, international city enhanced by its beautiful tropical setting. With an average winter temperature of 74°F/38°C and with 1400 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.

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AT A GLANCE

47%

majors represented

identify as minority

51% male

49%

female

2020 CLASS PROFILE age range:

average age:

20-55

24

60%

57%

out of undergraduate one year or more

speak one or more foreign language

113

undergraduate schools represented

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MIAMI LA THE

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EPICENTER

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.

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.

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5 EVERGLADES

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 to the Americas.

8 PEREZ ART MUSEUM/ARSHT CENTER/ FROST SCIENCE MUSEUM

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, home of the Perez Art Museum, the Arsht Center 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 and Miami Heat.

Everglades


9 Hard Rock Stadium

8 Perez Art Museum

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UHealth

Miami Beach

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8 American Airlines Arena

Courthouses

Arsht Center For Performing Arts

2 Brickell

Downtown

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Miami International Airport

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Marlins Stadium

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Port of Miami Coral Gables

Key Biscayne Metrorail Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Florida Keys

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CURRICULUM 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 § Cyber Security and Incident Response § World On The Move: Examination of Law and

Policy Involved in Current Mass Migration § 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 § Robot Law § Social Media and Online Liability § Union Organizing and Collective Bargaining

in the Entertainment Industry

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& 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 School’s curriculum. Faculty include experts in bankruptcy, intellectual property law, maritime law, and patent law, further enriching Miami’s research and teaching enterprises. Miami’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. Media mentions of and by faculty, from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017 include more than 800 references, quotes, and accolades in top tier national and international broadcast and print publications such as: NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX NPR The New York Times The Washington Post Wall Street Journal The Guardian

Rolling Stone Esquire WIRED New Republic The New Yorker

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300 12:1 + 30

+

courses & seminars offered annually

faculty/student ratio

innovative short courses taught by worldwide legal experts

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Student from the Health Rights Clinic with clients.

HANDS-ON SKILLS TRAINING LEGAL CLINICS

PRACTICA

Miami Law’s ten legal clinics provide a unique blend of legal advocacy, hands-on training, and intensive learning. Students do more than learn the law—they 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 with new ventures in need of legal assistance. Students 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. They 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

PREP In the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program students develop continuing legal education and ethics training for the legal community. Students can satisfy their writing or skills requirement and receive course credit.

OTHER PRACTICA INCLUDE: § Affordable Housing—students complete 40-

50 hours of client-related work on affordable housing development; § Civil Rights—students work directly with prominent civil rights attorneys on important civil rights issues; § Cyber Civil Rights—students work on legislative drafting at both state and federal levels; legal research; victim support and training programs; § Death Penalty—students work with the Office of the Public Defender on capital cases.


RECRUITING PROGRAMS ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW PROGRAM Legal employers participate in Miami Law’s On Campus Interview Program during fall and spring each year. This program provides students with opportunities to interview with some of the best law firms, corporations, government agencies and public interest organizations globally for summer and post-graduate employment positions.

EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM Students gain practical legal experience while working with legal departments at local, national and international corporations, government agencies, public interest organizations and the judiciary for academic credit.

In addition to many leading law firms participating in Miami Law’s robust Recruiting Program each year, numerous corporations, agencies and public interest organizations also participate, including: § American Civil Liberties Union § Atlantic Records § Bacardi USA, Inc. § BBC Worldwide § Boston Scientific Corporation § Britto Central, Inc. § Citibank § City of Miami Beach, Office of the City Attorney § Everglades Law Center § Federal Communications Commission § Humane Society of the U.S. § Legal Aid Society of New York

§ MasTec, Inc. § Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office § Miami Dolphins § Minnesota Vikings § MTV Networks Latin America § Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council § NASA § National Labor Relations Board § NextEra Energy § Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia § The Walt Disney Company

§ Ultra Music Festival § University of Miami Health System § U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit § U.S. Department of Justice § U.S. Department of Homeland Security § U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida § U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission § Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. § Warner Music Group

TRIAL SKILLS LITIGATION SKILLS PROGRAM Miami Law’s highly acclaimed “Lit Skills” Program engages the student in rigorous, hands-on training providing 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 sixcredit 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.

www.law.miami.edu/academics

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PUBLIC

INTEREST HOPE PUBLIC INTEREST RESOURCE CENTER

MIAMI STREET LAW PROGRAM

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts) is the hub for public interest and community engagement for Miami Law students. HOPE is a dynamic center, building on topical and timely social justice issues to create opportunities for law students to provide support to public interest agencies and pro bono efforts locally, nationally and internationally. HOPE trainings and programs engage students in skill-building while contributing to communities in need. 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 students to teach law at high schools throughout MiamiDade County and empowers 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.

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CENTER FOR ETHICS & PUBLIC SERVICE (CEPS) The Center has educated and inspired more than 1,250 law students to provide legal services to vulnerable individuals in Miami and beyond. Its key programs are the Historic Black Church Program and the Environmental Justice Clinic. The Historic Black Church Program provides multidisciplinary university resources in education, law, and social services to residents of underserved neighborhoods in Miami by establishing congregation-based church partnerships. The Environmental Justice Clinic offers rights education, interdisciplinary research, public policy resources, and legal assistance to lowand moderate-income communities seeking fair treatment and meaningful involvement in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

Miami Public Interest Scholars supported by full-tuition scholarships

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pro bono community service hours performed by students during the 2016-2017 academic year.


PREPARATION FOR GLOBAL PRACTICE LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) LWOW takes multidisciplinary, multicultural teams on a four-month innovation journey. Lawyers, entrepreneurs, academics, and students from more than 30 law and business universities from around the world collaborate and co-create

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worldwide universities in LawWithoutWalls

th ranked moot court team of the decade

INTERNATIONAL STUDY

Learn about more than one country’s system of laws with international opportunities in: ARGENTINA BELGIUM BRAZIL CHINA COLOMBIA FRANCE GERMANY

INDIA IRELAND ISRAEL SCOTLAND SPAIN SWITZERLAND VIETNAM

a solution to a problem in legal education or practice. In the process, participants gain an unparalleled insight into today’s world of law and business.

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countries home to our alumni

only International Arbitration LL.M. in U.S.

INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT PROGRAM

Students have enhanced oral and written advocacy skills by traveling to competitions in:

ARGENTINA AUSTRIA BELGIUM BRAZIL CHINA GERMANY

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NETHERLANDS NEW YORK SPAIN SWITZERLAND URUGUAY WASHINGTON, D.C.

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SPECIALIZED 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.

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

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT/SPORTS

INTERNATIONAL

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./LL.M.—International Arbitration J.D./LL.M.—International Law J.D./M.A.—Latin American Studies

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

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

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STUDY SPECIAL OPTION ONLY FOR 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 § International Law § Maritime Law § Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in

Real Estate/Property Development*

§ Tax Law § Taxation of Cross-Border Investment*

21 Joint Degrees

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only law school that offers a combined graduate degree in Entertainment, Arts and Sports

study abroad options in 14 different countries

*Online program available

www.law.miami.edu/llm

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GLOBAL

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 Law’s student body is also one of the nation’s most diverse, coming from across the U.S. and six continents.

CANES


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

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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

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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 Law Journal ranked Miami Law 15th for most associate-to-partner promotions among all law schools (Fall 2015).

ยง Miami Law lies among the best law schools of the decade for moot court teams. Ranked 14 of 200 in Pre-Law Magazine(Fall 2016).

ยง The Financial Times in 2015 & 2016 ranked Miami Law as one of the most innovative law schools in the world.

Miami Law was #1 in passage of The FL Bar in February 2017 and #2 in July 2017.

AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT

60%

22%

law firms

business and industry

CLASS of

2017 3%

3%

judicial clerkship

public interest

12%

government To learn more about where our class of 2016 is working, visit:

www.law.miami.edu/employment-data


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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. Miami’s e-application is available through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). All applicants are required to register for CAS. For more information, call 305.284.6746.

SCHOLARSHIPS 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

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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, 2017

Miami Law begins receiving electronic applications and reviews them on a rolling basis.

October 1, 2017 FAFSA applications become available.

February 1, 2018

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, 2018.

March 1, 2018

January 8, 2018

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.

FAFSA preferred application date.

April 2, 2018

While early applications are encouraged, this is the final application deadline for the Miami Scholars Public Interest Program.

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 2018. U.S. Law Graduates: Priority Deadlines are May 1 for Fall admission and November 15 for Spring Admission.

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University of Miami School of Law Office of Student Recruitment 1311 Miller Drive, F203 Coral Gables, Florida 33146 p. 305.284.6746 email: admissions@law.miami.edu

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*Some dates may differ; check each individual LL.M. program webpage for application specifics.

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