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English Language Institute (ELI)

Students interested in English courses to brush up their language skills before beginning the LL.M. may want to enroll in classes at the English Language Institute (ELI) at FIU, housed in a building next to the College of Law. The English Language Institute is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art language training center that is part of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Experienced faculty members, many with overseas teaching or business experience, emphasize intensive learning in intimate classroom settings. Lectures, workshops and social events at FIU’s lively campuses, and field trips to attractions in cosmopolitan, multi-cultural Miami and its environs augment classroom learning. Along with language training, each student acquires a comprehensive introduction to life in the United States.


  • Visas and other information: International Student and Scholar Services
  • Assistance with visas and other helpful information for international students are provided by the FIU Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Graham Center, room 355, 305.348.2421.

Legal Education in the United States

For candidates seeking general information about legal education in the United States, please visit this link:

Career Services

The Career Planning and Placement Office of the College of Law is dedicated to helping all students at the College of Law, including those who are working towards their LL.M. degree. LL.M. students are welcome to meet with a career adviser to discuss job search strategies, to work on resume and cover letter writing, and to take advantage of the many resources that they have to offer. There may also be on-campus job opportunities for F-1 LL.M. students.

If you are an international student, your ability to work in the United States will depend on your immigration status, and you should investigate this fully and consult with a United States Consulate before undertaking study. Many law students also accept summer employment in legal fields. Employment rules vary depending on your immigration status and special employment rules apply to students in the United States on F-1 visas. To determine if you are eligible to accept summer legal employment under your visa, contact a United States Consulate.