Miami Law International Graduate Law Programs

Course Offerings

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Many of you will be most interested in our varied international and comparative law courses. Popular choices from past years, as well as some new course offerings, would include those listed below.

Course Descriptions

Current Semester

Comparative Law

Comparative Law
Basic Notions of Latin American Contracts Workshop
Latin American Law
European Community Law
Introduction to Caribbean Law

Islamic Legal Systems Law
Introduction to U.S. Law (for foreign lawyers)
Comparative Corporate Governance
Comparative Criminal Law
Law of Obligations

International Business and Trade

Doing Business in Latin America
International Business Transactions
International Economic Law
International Sales

Project Finance in Latin America
International Tax
International Finance

International Law

International Law
International Human Rights
International Copyright
Research Methods in International Foreign and Comparative Law Seminar

Press Freedoms in the Americas (seminar)
Democracy, Constitutions and Human Rights Seminar
International Moot Court
International Criminal Law

Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation Workshop
Transnational Litigation and Arbitration

International Commercial Arbitration Seminar
International Commercial Arbitration Workshop


Immigration Law
Asylum and Visa Workshop

Advanced Immigration Seminar
Citizenship Seminar

Ocean and Coastal Law

Law of the Sea
Coastal Law
Everglades Seminar

Environmental Law
Environment Litigation
Marine Insurance Seminar
Marine Ecology & Law

Other Interesting Subjects

This listing includes some very innovative courses offered by UM that defy traditional categories:

Cultural Property and Heritage Law
Intellectual Property
Privacy Law
Internet Law
Banking Law
Aviation Law

Antitrust Law
Everglades/Ecosystem Seminar
Work Law
Communications Law
Copyright Law

Other considerations: At Miami Law, a "seminar" generally denotes a course for which a major paper is required. If you are concerned about your ability to write significant papers in English, you will probably want to avoid seminars, at least for the fall semester.

Miami Law offers LL.M. Programs in International Law (with specializations in U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign Attorneys, International Arbitration, International Law and Inter-American Law), Ocean and Coastal Law, Real Property Development, Taxation, and Estate Planning. Depending on your background and interests, you may wish to consider LL.M. level courses in these specialty areas. If you are interested in International Law or Ocean and Coastal Law please click on each program to the left to see program requirements and program descriptions. For Real Property Development, Taxation and Estate Planning, please click on the program of interest to be directed to the appropriate website.

Miami Law does offer several courses in Spanish. These courses are intended for J.D. law students who are trying to improve their knowledge of technical Spanish. We discourage native Spanish speakers from taking these courses.

Also see: Course Description


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