The LL.M. (Master of Law) is a post-graduate program 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.
LL.M. is a residential program where 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 LL.M. graduate has studied law in English in the United States and knows not only the content of United States law, but also the daily life and culture of the country from personal experience.
- Must have completed your first law degree from another country
- Transcripts from foreign law degree
- English proficiency exam requirement: TOEFL – 590 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) or IELTS – 7.0
- Two letters of recommendation
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Statement of purpose
- Interview by phone if requested
About the program:
- Duration: One academic year (August-May), beginning mid-August 2016.
- Credits required: 24
- Required courses: Legal Skills & Values LL.M., U.S. Law I, and U.S. Law II
- Elective courses: chosen by student and faculty advisor
Tuition rate (2016-2017): $20,180 for the total academic year.