This LL.M. has been designed with maximum flexibility to meet the needs of busy professionals who want to blend their pursuit of a degree with their existing practices with no career interruption. The program is offered in various formats - full-time, part-time, on campus, and online.
Option 1: On Campus (1 Year, Full-Time)
Lawyers who are based locally can complete the program on a full-time basis and, depending on their circumstances, may be able to start the program in the spring, summer or fall semesters.
Option 2: On Campus (2 Years, Part-Time)
Lawyers can complete the program on a part-time basis and, depending on their circumstances, may be able to start the program in the spring, summer or fall semesters.
Option 3: On Campus + Remote Learning (2 Years, Part-Time)
For those students who are not based in or able to come to Miami for a year, the program offers a combination option. This entails course work on campus at the beginning and end of the program with remote learning during the regular U.S. academic year.
Sample 2-Year Schedule for Option 3
July Start (on campus) - Introductory coursework takes place on campus in July of the student’s first year in the program. Courses provide an introduction to the U.S. legal system as it relates to business and tax planning, and the U.S. tax system.
Years 1-2 (online with optional short courses on campus) - During the following two academic years, students take courses on-line. Students may, if they choose, also come to Miami for certain "short courses" that are offered for a week or over several weekends during the academic year.
June End (on campus) - The program ends with the "capstone" courses in June following the second academic year of the program. These courses bring together U.S. and non-U.S. practitioners to discuss international tax planning problems and case studies and develop solutions that satisfy the requirements of multiple jurisdictions. The timing of this on-campus June segment is coordinated with the annual conference on Latin American tax planning held in Miami each June by the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association and Tax Executives Institute.
Sample of Courses Taken in a Two-Year Schedule
Fall Year 1 (Remote Learning or On-Campus)
Spring Year 1 (Remote Learning or On-Campus)
Spring Year 2 (Remote Learning or On-Campus)