Joint J.D./LL.M. Program in Estate Planning

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The Joint J.D./LL.M. Program offers students at the University of Miami School of Law an opportunity to earn both degrees over either six semesters and two summers of study, or over seven full semesters. The Joint Degree Program allows 12 LL.M. credits to be applied to the J.D. degree.

To Apply

Miami Law Students - Applications for the Joint J.D./LL.M. under either option will be accepted from full-time first year law students from the University of Miami School of Law as early as the spring of their 1L year.

Students From Other Law Schools - Students enrolled at other law schools who wish to apply to the joint J.D./LL.M. Program may do so in their 2L year. Applicants from other law schools must submit a letter from their home school dean confirming that our Graduate Program credits will be accepted for transfer toward their J.D. degree.

The application for the joint degree program is available online.

For More Information

Students interested in the joint degree program should contact Program Coordinator Laura Adams at 305-284-4918,

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Alfred J. Stashis, Jr. - LL.M. 2006"The LL.M. in Estate Planning prepared me well to enter a sophisticated estate planning and administration practice.  It provided an opportunity to explore both the substantive and theoretical aspects of federal tax law and the practical applications of that law to the planning techniques I now regularly use with clients. Moreover, the program gave me the opportunity to interact with and learn from the leading national scholars and practitioners who comprise its esteemed faculty".

Alfred J. Stashis, Jr. - LL.M. 2006
Dunwody White & Landon, P.A.
Naples, Florida


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