Admission to the Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law is highly selective. Full-time students for the LL.M. program may matriculate only in the Fall semester. Students interested in the part-time LL.M. program may apply for admission to matriculate in the Fall semester and, at the discretion of the Director, may later convert to full-time status. For part-time study, the same minimum number of credits is required for the LL.M. degree and must be earned within five years from the initial date of matriculation.
How to Apply
Application to the University of Miami School of Law may be made through Miami Law's Master of Laws Programs Online Application or through LSAC's Service. (If using LSAC's Service, applicants must register and pay for the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service [CAS] and Letter of Recommendation Service. Applicants must request LSAT scores separately from the CAS report.)
Domestic J.D. Students
Prior to enrollment, full-time and part-time applicants must have earned a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. To apply, candidates must submit:
- Complete Application
- Personal Statement
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Official undergraduate and law school transcripts
- Application fee: $50
- International applicants must hold a J.D. degree or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
- International lawyers must present evidence of graduation from an international law school: official transcripts from all schools attended and listed on the application for admission; certified, translated copy of the transcripts; and photocopies of diplomas received.
- Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of not less than 580 on the written, not less than 237 on the computer based or not less than 92 on the internet based TOEFL test is required to be considered for admission. In the alternative, applicants may take the International English Language Test System exam (IELTS), in which event a score of not less than 7 is required.
- See more details on options for international students
LL.M. with Intensive English
This three-semester Intensive English Program is designed for qualified law students who need to improve their English proficiency before beginning a LL.M. Program.
Deadlines & Timing
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of March 1st. Decisions are made as applications are received. Candidates are therefore encouraged to complete their applications as early as possible.
- For the seven semester joint J.D./LL.M. Program, applications should be submitted during the spring semester of the student's second year of law school.