LL.M. Program

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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.

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.

Admissions Requirements:

  • 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

Application deadline: May 15, 2015
Application fee: $30
Fact Sheet: English
Fact Sheet: Español

About the program:

  • Duration: One academic year (August-May), beginning mid-August 2015
  • Credits required: 24
  • Required courses: Legal Skills & Values: LLM, U.S. Law 1, and U.S. Law
  • Elective courses: chosen by student and faculty advisor

Tuition rate (2015-2016): $20,133 for the total academic year