Welcome to our website – here you will find information about our LL.M. programs.
Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs offers a welcoming environment for lawyers from around the world and Miami Law has renowned professors who share the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the global marketplace. And, students earn their advanced legal degrees in one of the most international, dynamic cities in the U.S. positioned at the gateway to Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Click here to see videos of our alumni talking about their experiences in our program.
Applications to our International Graduate Law Programs in International Law (specializations in Arbitration, Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers, Inter-American Law and General International Law) and Ocean and Coastal Law are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year on a rolling basis (priority deadline of May 1) and are reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as all required documents are received. Please submit your documents as soon as possible for consideration.
Foreign Law Graduates: Priority Deadline is May 1 (Fall Admission Only)
U.S. Law Graduates: Priority Deadlines are May 1 (Fall Admission) and November 15 (Spring Admission)
Please read this checklist carefully before submitting your application online or by mail. The Application Checklist explains which documents you will need to complete your application as well as the Visa requirements for studying and living in the United States. Please follow the steps below to ensure that your application is complete. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.
1. Application Form: Please submit a completed application form electronically via our Online Application system. This option allows you to work on your application at your convenience. Your data will be saved on our secure server until you are ready to submit the application electronically. For those requesting a paper application, you may download it here. Paper applications and any supporting documents should be mailed to the Office of Graduate and J.D. Admissions at Gables One, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124.
2. Application Fee: A U.S.D. $50.00 application fee is required. You may pay by credit card through the online application, money order or check drawn on a bank in the United States payable to the University of Miami. Cash is also accepted but discouraged. This application fee is non-refundable, and will not be credited toward tuition or any other account in the event of admission.
3. Statement of Purpose: Submit a statement of purpose of approximately 500 words in English. Please address your academic and professional background, your professional goals, specific areas of interest, and other matters which you think are of importance. The statement of purpose is to be prepared by you without any outside help and is to contain a statement to that effect. We recommend that you summarize your professional background in a résumé or curriculum vitae submitted separately.
4. Undergraduate and Law School Transcripts and Notarized Copy of Diplomas: Arrange for official transcripts from your undergraduate university and law school to be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate and J.D. Admissions at Gables One, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124. Copies of diplomas obtained are accepted but must be notarized. All documents not in English, Spanish or Portuguese must be translated into English.
5. LSDAS Report and LSAT Score: For U.S. law graduates ONLY. Arrange for a copy of your LSDAS report which includes the LSAT score to be sent directly to the Office of International Graduate Law Programs.
6. TOEFL: Applicants whose native language is not English must submit results of the TOEFL. Minimum required TOEFL score for admission: 580 paper-based, 237 computer-based and 92 internet-based.
You may apply for the LL.M. program even if you have not yet achieved the required minimum TOEFL score, but you will not be granted admission until you can document that you have received this score. Depending upon your score, we may require or recommend that you enroll in an Intensive English or Legal English course offered at the University of Miami.
TOEFL Waiver: Waivers of the TOEFL requirement will only be considered in situations where the applicant can present other evidence of English capability (such as a degree from another accredited American institution).
7. Two Letters of Recommendation: Obtain two letters of recommendation from two law school professors stating in detail their opinion of your qualifications for graduate law study. Attorneys in practice more than two years may submit letters of recommendation from an employer or colleague.
8. Scholarship Request Form and Research Assistant Form: For students wishing to be considered for scholarships and research positions please complete a Scholarship Request Form and/or the Research Assistant Application Form. The scholarship committee generally meets in March of each year to begin awarding scholarships for the following fall semester. We encourage you to apply before this date if you wish to be considered for scholarship assistance.
9. Statement of Financial Responsibility and Verification of Sponsorship: For admitted students requiring a visa ONLY. If admitted, you must submit a Statement of Financial Responsibility. You will also need to submit a verification of sponsorship or bank letter demonstrating your ability to defray your education and living expenses while in the United States. This information is required by the U.S. Government for immigration purposes. (Not required of citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.) Please contact us if you have any questions regarding these forms.
The Office of International Graduate Law Programs is committed to assisting all prospective students with their inquiries and the application process. So if you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love having visitors, so if you plan to be in Miami, please let us know.
We are located on the third floor of the law school behind the fountain in Suite A316.
University of Miami School of Law
Office of International Graduate Law Programs
1311 Miller Drive, Room A316
Coral Gables, Florida 33146, U.S.A.
Hours of Operation
Mondays - Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
The Office of International Graduate Law Programs will host a one week intensive non-credit course for lawyers and law students in 2014 entitled "The Fundamentals of International Arbitration."
Jessica Carvalho Morris, director of the International Graduate Law Programs, has appeared numerous times recently on Spanish-language television newscasts discussing the legal ramifications of high-profile issues.