The LL.M. is a post-graduate course in law for lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country. It is composed of 24 credits and is based entirely on coursework that runs one academic year from August to May. It does not have subject specialties, and the courses taken by LL.M. students are determined on an individual basis.
It is a residential program. LL.M. students live in Miami, go to class with students from the United States, study in the library, and experience daily life on and off the campus. The FIU LL.M. graduate has studied law in the United States in English and knows not only the content of United States law but also the daily life and culture of the country from personal experience.
FIU main campus, College of Law, Miami, FL
One academic year (August-May), beginning August 2014
- Required Courses: U.S. Law 1 and U.S. Law 2
- Recommended Course: Legal Skills & Values: LLM
- Elective courses: chosen by student and faculty advisor
Tuition rate last year:
$19,734 for the total academic year
- Transcripts from foreign law degree
- English proficiency exam requirement: TOEFL – 590 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) or IELTS – 7.0
- 2 Letters of recommendation
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- State of purpose
- Interview by phone if requested
March 15, 2014 (first class begins August 2014)