Studying at Miami Law gives students access to schools and programs across the University of Miami campus and preparation for wide-ranging career opportunities. As law does not exist in a vacuum, a balanced, interdisciplinary education helps lawyers think creatively, pursue innovation – and succeed in their fields. With this in mind, Miami Law students have the chance to experience this cross-disciplinary integration in several ways:
6 Elective Credits for Interdisciplinary Study – J.D. students (who are not in joint degree programs) have 6 elective credits that may be used to take any graduate-level course or any intermediate/advanced language course in any School/Department across the University of Miami.
The Idea of the Hospital Course – sponsored by Miami Law, this interdisciplinary course examines how we view, think and work in hospitals and is taught by professors from 8 schools across the University of Miami.
LawWithoutWalls – this course explores innovation in legal education and practice and involves faculty, practitioners and entrepreneurs around the globe. In the past it has included students from schools around the world, some including:
Joint Degree Programs – We have an array of joint degree programs to enable students to complement their legal studies. Areas include:
International Exchange Programs – with a more connected world, many students want to gain exposure and learn about more than one country's system of laws. Miami Law has expanded its international exchange opportunities with law schools in cities around the world. Some include:
To promote multidisciplinary opportunities, Dean Patricia White created a specific position at Miami Law - Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives. Since taking this position, Sandy Abraham has helped launch a number of interdisciplinary initiatives including opportunities for Law School students to take courses outside of the Law School. If you are interested in pursuing interdisciplinary study or in learning about any of our programs, please contact Ms. Abraham.
Executive Liaison, Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives
University of Miami School of Law
Health Rights Clinic - (formerly the Health and Elder Law Clinic) this law clinic is a medical-legal partnership with UM's Miller School of Medicine.
Historic Black Church Program - this program, within Miami Law's Center for Ethics and Public Services, partners with UM's School of Communication and our in-house clinics on many of its initiatives.
Water Resources Policy & Law: Vietnam & China - this is an amazing summer course taught in conjunction with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS).