Joint and Triple Degree Programs: Estate Planning

Heckerling

W. Douglas Hoak - LL.M. 2011
"The Estate Planning LL.M. enabled me to make a contribution to my firm's success right from the outset. I'm certain I would be less valuable to my employer and clients had I not completed the program."
W. Douglas Hoak - LL.M. '11
Lewis Bess Williams & Weese, Denver, Colorado
 
J. Allison Archbold - LL.M. 2007
"In nine months the Graduate Program in Estate Planning taught me concepts and techniques that would have taken me years to learn through continuing legal education course and private practice. It was a great way to transition to a career in estate planning."
J. Allison Archbold - LL.M. '07
Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., Sarasota, Florida
 

Joint J.D. /LL.M. Program

  • Part-time and full-time programs available
  • Joint J.D./LL.M. Program offers students an opportunity to earn both degrees over either six semesters and two summers of study, or over seven full semesters
  • Joint Degree Program allows 12 LL.M. credits to be applied to the J.D. degree

When to Apply

Miami Law J.D. students may apply to the LL.M. Program during fall or spring of their 2L year, but before the end of the spring semester of the second year.

Begin Taking LL.M. Courses

3rd year

Shortest Completion Time

7 semesters
Or
6 semesters +2 summers

J.D. Credits Required

76

LL.M. Credits Required

30

Number of Credits Saved

12

 


Triple Degree Program: J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Estate Planning

This program is exclusively for students who were undergraduate business majors. It is ideal for those with the long-term goal of serving as advisors to the owners of closely-held businesses or family offices, or who plan to work with banking, trust or investment companies.

Applying to the Triple Degree Program

Students can apply to the LL.M. Program in Estate Planning as early as the spring semester of their first year of law school.  During the second year of law school, students should also apply to the one-year MBA program by the Early Decision deadline of June 1st; students must have the results of their GMAT exam when they apply.

Timing

When to Apply

Miami Law J.D. students may apply to the LL.M. Program during fall or spring of their 2L year, but before the end of the spring semester of the second year.

Miami Law J.D. students apply to the one-year M.B.A. Program as early as spring semester of your second year. (Note: You must have the results of your GMAT exam when you apply to the one-year M.B.A. Program)

Begin Taking Graduate Courses

LL.M. - 3rd year
M.B.A. - 3rd year (M.B.A. is 6th and 7th semesters)

Shortest Completion Time

8 semesters +2 summers

Number of Credits Saved

12 (6 J.D., 6 LL.M.)

 

For specific information about the triple degree option: Contact Manager, Programs Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning Laura Adams at 305-284-4498 or ladams@law.miami.edu. In addition, interested students can contact Sandy Abraham, Executive Liaison, Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives, University of Miami School of Law, 305-284-4030 or sabraham@law.miami.edu.

For information about the One-Year M.B.A. Program:
University of Miami School of Business Administration
Graduate Business Programs
Telephone: 305-284-2510 or toll free 1-800-531-7137
Fax: 305-284-1878
E-mail: mba@miami.edu
Web: One-Year M.B.A. Program

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact Laura Adams, Manager, Programs Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning
Phone: 305-284-4918
Fax: 305-284-6752
E-mailladams@law.miami.edu

Mailing Address
University of Miami School of Law
Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning
1311 Miller Drive Room C-423
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Program Director

Tina Portuondo
Tina Portuondo the Director of the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning and the Director of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. She joined the Law School after practicing in the areas of tax and estate planning in New York and Miami. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estates (ACTEC) and the Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section

HELPFUL LINKS FOR STUDENTS & ALUMNI
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Housing Information
Course Descriptions
Faculty
Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
Student Health Center Insurance 
Career Development
Area Hotels 
Map & Directions
Parking
Career Services
Order Transcripts or Diplomas

QUICKLINKS

Request Information
Apply Now

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact Laura Adams, Manager, Programs Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning
Phone: 305-284-4918
Fax: 305-284-6752
E-mailladams@law.miami.edu

Mailing Address
University of Miami School of Law
Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning
1311 Miller Drive Room C-423
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Program Director

Tina Portuondo
Tina Portuondo the Director of the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning and the Director of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. She joined the Law School after practicing in the areas of tax and estate planning in New York and Miami. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estates (ACTEC) and the Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section

HELPFUL LINKS FOR STUDENTS & ALUMNI
Apply 
Housing Information
Course Descriptions
Faculty
Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
Student Health Center Insurance 
Career Development
Area Hotels 
Map & Directions
Parking
Career Services
Order Transcripts or Diplomas