Miami Law Interdisciplinary Programs

Interdisciplinary Programs

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Studying at Miami Law gives students access to schools and programs across the University of Miami campus and preparation for wide-ranging career opportunities. As law does not exist in a vacuum, a balanced, interdisciplinary education helps lawyers think creatively, pursue innovation – and succeed in their fields. With this in mind, Miami Law students have the chance to experience this cross-disciplinary integration in several ways:

Courses Across UM Schools

6 Elective Credits for Interdisciplinary Study – J.D. students (who are not in joint degree programs) have 6 elective credits that may be used to take any graduate-level course or any intermediate/advanced language course in any School/Department across the University of Miami.

The Idea of the Hospital Course – sponsored by Miami Law, this interdisciplinary course examines how we view, think and work in hospitals and is taught by professors from 8 schools across the University of Miami.

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • Miller School of Medicine
  • Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies

Courses Across Universities

LawWithoutWalls – Over a 3-month period, students taking LawWithoutWalls team up with students from over 20 elite law and business schools around the globe to explore innovation in legal education and practice. In the past it has included students from schools around the world, some including:

  • Harvard Law
  • IE Business School
  • New York Law School
  • Peking University School of Transnational Law
  • Stanford Law School
  • Sydney Law School
  • Universidad de Los Andes Facultad de Derecho
  • University College London Laws
  • University of St. Gallen Law School

Joint Degrees Across UM Schools

We have an array of joint degree programs to enable students to complement their legal studies. Areas include:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Affairs
  • Medicine
  • Music Business and Entertainment Industries
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Social Change

Exchange Programs Across Worldwide Universities

International Exchange Programs – with a more connected world, many students want to gain exposure and learn about more than one country's system of laws. Miami Law has expanded its international exchange opportunities with law schools in cities around the world. Some include:

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Ghent, Belgium
  • Haifa, Israel
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Paris, France
  • Shenzhen, China
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Versailles, France
  • Zurich, Switzerland

Course Descriptions
Innovative Short Courses


Sandy Abraham To promote multidisciplinary opportunities, Dean Patricia White created a specific position at Miami Law - Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives. Since taking this position, Sandy Abraham has helped launch numerous interdisciplinary initiatives. If you are interested in pursuing interdisciplinary study or in learning about any of our programs, please contact Ms. Abraham.

Sandy Abraham
Executive Liaison, Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives
University of Miami School of Law


Law book and stethoscope

Health Rights Clinic - (formerly the Health and Elder Law Clinic) this law clinic is a medical-legal partnership with UM's Miller School of Medicine.

Historic Black Church Program

Historic Black Church Program - this program, within Miami Law's Center for Ethics and Public Services, partners with UM's School of Communication and our in-house clinics on many of its initiatives.

Miami Law students travels to Asia

Water Resources Policy & Law: Vietnam & China - this is an amazing summer course taught in conjunction with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS).