Miami Law Triple Degree Program

Triple Degree Programs: Unique Options for Business Majors

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This new program offers a combination of legal and business degrees to students who were undergraduate business majors. These credentials are ideal for anyone with a long-term goal of servicing top corporate clients or becoming a senior executive at a bank, real estate company, or financial institution. They also serve as significant assets in today's competitive marketplace to any attorney starting out in tax or real estate law.

Two Options:

Students interested in doing a triple degree can focus the LL.M. portion on either:

  1. Taxation (Steven Mariano J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Taxation) or
  2. Real Property Development (J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Real Property Development).

Application Specifics for 2Ls: Timing

In this unique program students can obtain three degrees in four years – a J.D., an M.B.A. and an LL.M. Students are essentially able to complete both the LL.M. and J.D. degrees in seven semesters and can complete an M.B.A. degree with only an additional two semesters or fewer, if summer school courses are taken.

  • Once J.D students begin their 2L year of law school, they can apply to the specific LL.M. program in either Tax or Real Property Development by the end of spring semester after having completed specific prerequisites.
  • During the 2L year, students should also apply to the one-year MBA program by the Early Decision deadline of June 1st to be considered for any financial aid/scholarship options available at the School of Business Administration. (Note: There are additional deadline date options for the MBA program, allowing students to apply up until December 1st for a January [spring semester] start.)
  • Students must have the results of their GMAT exam when they apply since only complete applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Click here for details on the J.D./LL.M. in Taxation.

Click here for details on the J.D./LL.M. in Real Property Development.

Click here for details on the one-year M.B.A. program at UM's School of Business website.

For more information

For specific information about the degree programs, contact:

Sandy Abraham
Executive Liaison, Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives
University of Miami School of Law
Tel: 305-284-4030

J.D./LL.M. in Taxation:
Taxation Program Coordinator Lorrie Capps
Telephone: 305-284-5567
Web: J.D./LL.M. in Taxation

J.D./LL.M. in Real Property Development
Real Property Program Coordinator Connie Bowers
Telephone: 305-284-1754
Web: J.D./LL.M. in Real Property Development

One-Year M.B.A. Program
University of Miami School of Business Administration
Graduate Business Programs
Telephone: 305-284-2510 or toll free 1-800-531-7137
Fax: 305-284-1878
Web: One-Year M.B.A. Program


This award is due to the generous donor gift of Steven M. Mariano CEO and Chairman of Patriot National Insurance Group, and was created to assist student who are pursuing three degrees - a J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in taxation.

Students accepted to the triple degree program with an LLM in tax are automatically considered for the prestigious Mariano Scholarship.

  • One Mariano scholarship awarded each year to a student beginning the triple degree program and doing the tax LL.M.
  • This scholarship is awarded based on academic achievements and promise.
  • $25,000/year for two years, is applied to tuition at the Law School and the School of Business Administration.
  • Student is selected at the discretion of the Dean and upon recommendation of the Director of the Tax Program.

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Read more about the scholarship.


I plan to work extremely hard in my career in order to demonstrate that Mr. Mariano's generosity was well placed ... Mr. Mariano has also inspired me to give back to the University of Miami in a similar manner once I have acquired the capacity to do so."

Christopher Callahan
J.D. ‘12, Tax LL.M. ‘13
First Mariano Scholar