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)
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.
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.
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
Project Finance in Latin America
Research Methods in International Foreign and Comparative Law Seminar
International Human Rights
Press Freedoms in the Americas
International Moot Court
International Criminal Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Transnational Litigation and Arbitration
International Commercial Arbitration
Asylum and Visa Workshop
Advanced Immigration Seminar
Ocean and Coastal Law
Law of the Sea
Marine Insurance Seminar
Marine Ecology & Law
Cultural Property and Heritage 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.
January 21-15, 2014
Intensive Course - Fundamentals of International Arbitration
University of Miami School of Law
April 6-9, 2014
ICCA Miami Conference
"Arbitral Legitimacy: Myths, Realities, Challenges"
Guest Lecture: Spring 2014
Stephen M. Schwebel, former U.S. judge and president of the International Court of Justice
Stephen M. Schwebel, former U.S. judge and president of the International Court of Justice, will come to Miami Law during the Spring Term 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.
The winner of this year's Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award is Eric van Eyken. Read more
Patrick Miller '10
Click to hear Patrick discuss how Miami Law influenced his career path.