Message from the Dean

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A Word of Welcome

Patricia D. WhiteA magnetic coastal city of exotic beauty and world-class ambience. A major commercial crossroads pulsing with energy. A multicultural mecca reflecting an array of colorful influences. This is the unparalleled setting of the University of Miami School of Law.

Nestled into one of South Florida's loveliest locales – the lush, elegant enclave of Coral Gables – Miami Law vividly reflects the one-of-a-kind metro area it calls home.

Our student body is one of the nation's most diverse, coming to us from across the U.S. and six continents.

Our faculty combine impressive credentials and extraordinary expertise with an enthusiastic, supportive approach to teaching.

Our curriculum is carefully designed to allow our students to develop a deep intellectual foundation in the principles of law while honing high-caliber professional skills.

Our educational environment offers a broad variety of opportunities for clinics and clerkships in Miami's fascinating corridors of power and fast-paced corporate scene, as well as myriad opportunities for practical community-service experiences.

And our profoundly global perspective provides the perfect springboard for a successful career in a profession that becomes more international every day.

I invite you to discover the unique attributes of the University of Miami School of Law – where living, learning, working, and playing are experiences unlike those you'll find anywhere else. We think you'll agree it's an extraordinary place.

Patricia D. White
Dean & Professor of Law

University of Miami School of Law

University of Miami


Dean White, speaking at an alumni event in 2012 to the class of '52, talks about how the practice of law has changed since they graduated, and how Miami Law has responded to our current students' needs in terms of legal education and training. She specifically talks here about skills training, and our clinics, legal writing program and externships.