MIAMI (Feb. 18, 2013) – The Florida International University College of Law is pleased to announce a new graduate degree in law, the LL.M., a one-year residential course of study for attorneys holding their first law degree from outside the United States.
The LL.M. provides an introduction to and in-depth study of the law of the United States. Students will gain a general, conversant level of understanding of U.S. legal institutions, substantive law, and practice. This program at FIU Law, housed in Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall, offers an academically demanding education to students who seek additional training to advance their scholarly or practical work as lawyers. The course of study is tailored to the individual needs and interests of the student.
As South Florida’s only public law school, FIU Law is known for its diverse faculty and students, its emphasis on comparative and international law, and its service to the public. In keeping with Miami’s business and community, many of its faculty members work in international areas or have international experiences. FIU Law has received numerous awards and recognitions including most recently being ranked as the No. 1 school for Hispanics and the third most diverse law school by The National Jurist.
The American Bar Association acquiesced in the LL.M. at FIU in May 2011. Final approval for the LL.M. was granted by the Board of Trustees last June and by the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida last month.
“We have a superb place to study law. It will be great to share it with students from around the world. And as an intellectual community, we will all benefit from these students,” said M. C. Mirow, founding Director of LL.M. Programs.
The first class of students will enroll in the fall semester of 2014. FIU Law is delighted to welcome qualified applicants to join our group of bold and precise thinkers, active scholars, exacting teachers, and dedicated students. For more information see FIU Law’s website www.law.fiu.edu/llm or contact Julie Beineke at 305-348-7595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.