The Miami Scholars Program targets candidates from across the United States who, in addition to excellent academic achievement and strong scores on the LSAT, have demonstrated interest in public service. The Program offers its students exclusive opportunities for legal advocacy training and mentoring from the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center team of attorneys, including individualized curriculum advising and career planning assistance. Miami Scholars also receive mentoring by upper-class Scholars and public interest and pro bono attorneys. Specifics:
Additionally, Miami Scholars who maintain a 3.00 GPA or better also receive a half-tuition scholarship if they are admitted to and enroll in one of our LL.M. programs upon graduation (or, in the case of the School's joint LL.M. degree offerings, before graduation).
Click here to access the Supplemental Miami Scholars Scholarship Application Form.
The preferred method for applying to the Miami Scholars Program is to submit for consideration with your initial JD application through the LSAC electronic application service. To ensure the award of the Scholarship, recipients must accept their scholarship award and pay the two $500 seat deposits by the required dates. The letter of admittance and enclosure outline the enrollment verification process.
Dates & Deadlines: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, but applicants are strongly advised to submit their completed J.D. application and supplemental Miami Scholars documents by the priority deadline of January 7, 2013. Finalists may be invited to participate in a scholarship weekend held the last weekend in February. In such cases, finalists are notified by mid-February and invited to participate in the scholarship weekend at the School's expense. Applications will not be accepted after April 1, 2013.
Where to Send Application: It is acceptable to send the supplemental application via facsimile to 305-284-3084 or to express mail it, use the following street address:
University of Miami School of Law
Office of Admissions, Room F203
1311 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146