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Program Requirements

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Students must complete 24 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.30/4.00 of which 12 credits must be within the International Arbitration Specialization in order to receive the Masters of Law in International Law with a Specialization in International Arbitration degree. Students may pursue a variety of paths to reach this goal.

Foreign lawyers are required to take two courses: An Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Communication and Research.

Course Offerings * in the International Arbitration Specialization
("f" = fall semester; "s" = spring semester)

I. Required International Arbitration Core Concepts and Skills Courses

  • Basic Concepts in International Arbitration, Professor Jan Paulsson (1 credit) (f)
  • Advanced Arbitration Seminar, Professor Jan Paulsson (3 credits) (s)
  • New York Convention Workshop, Professor Marike Paulsson (2 credits) (f)
  • Presentation of Evidence in International Arbitration, Professor J. Martin Hunter (1 credit) (s)

II. Supplemental Arbitration Courses (choose a minimum of 4 credits)

  • International Commercial Arbitration Seminar: A United States Perspective, Professor John H. Rooney, Jr. (2 credits) (f)
  • Investment Arbitration, professors Nassib Ziadé and Carolyn Lamm (2 credits) (s)
  • Federal and State Arbitration, Professor Luis O'Naghten (2 credits) (f)
  • UNCITRAL Model Law: Fundamental Concepts and Impact on Latin America, Professor Andrés Jana (1 credit) (s)
  • New York Convention and Legal Theory Seminar, Professor Marike Paulsson (2 credits) (s)

III. Other Relevant Courses (choose minimum to complete 12 credits)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 credits) (f/s)
  • Advanced Mediation Workshop (2 credits) (s)
  • Conflict of Laws (3 credits) (s)
  • International Moot Court (2 credits) (f)
  • International Sales (3 credits) (f)
  • Mediation Workshop (2 credits) (f/s)
  • Treaty Interpretation and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1 credit) (f)
  • International Law of State Responsibility (2 credits)(s)

Additional Courses

Students must have 24 credits to graduate. The exact number of courses to be taken depends on how many credits are associated with each course. See our Course Description Booklet for a full descriptive list of the courses offered, the semester in which they are offered, and the associated number of credits.

International and Comparative Law Courses

Additional courses that may be of interest to students completing the requirements for the International Law LL.M. with a Specialization in International Arbitration are listed below.

Comparative Law

Comparative Law
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
European Company Law
International Business Transactions
International Economic Law

International Sales
Project Finance in Latin America
International Tax
International Finance

International Law

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

International Human Rights
Press Freedoms in the Americas
International Moot Court
International Criminal Law

Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation Workshop

Transnational Litigation and Arbitration
International Commercial Arbitration


Immigration Law
Asylum and Visa Workshop

Advanced Immigration Seminar
Citizenship Seminar

Ocean and Coastal Law

Law of the Sea
Coastal Law
Everglades/Ecosystem Seminar

Environmental Law
Environmental Litigation
Marine Insurance Seminar
Marine Ecology & Law

Other Interesting Subjects

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

Aviation Law
Antitrust Law
Work Law
Communications Law
Copyright Law

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

* Subject to change.


April 6-9, 2014
ICCA Miami Congress
"Arbitral Legitimacy: Myths, Realities, Challenges"
Miami, Florida

V.V. Veeder

April 10, 2014
V.V. Veeder and Jan Paulsson: "What makes Arbitral Venues Succeed (and Not)?”

Stephen M. Schwebel

Guest Lecture: First Week of December 2014

Stephen M. Schwebel, former U.S. judge and president of the International Court of Justice, will come to Miami Law to deliver a lecture for students in our arbitration and international law program. Judge Schwebel currently is chairman of the seven-member Court of Arbitration between Pakistan and India constituted to adjudge their dispute over Indus Waters, and is author of International Arbitration: Three Salient Problems, Justice in International Law: Further Selected Writings, and of some 200 articles on international law and arbitration. Read more at Who's Who Legal.

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