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
Archbold Law., Sarasota, Florida
 

Full-time, Part-time, Joint J.D. /LL.M. Program, and LL.M. Degree Paths Available

  • Full-time LL.M. Degree: 1 year program beginning in the fall.
  • Part-time LL.M. Degree: 2 - 3 year plan.  Meet with the director to customize your study path.
  • Joint J.D./LL.M. Degree: Earn both degrees over either six semesters and two summers of study, or over seven full semesters (12 LL.M. credits will be applied to the J.D. degree)
  • Fall 2020 Option: J.D. students interested in taking LL.M. in Estate Planning classes for Fall 2020 should contact Laura Adams at Ladams@law.miami.edu for course approval and requirements.

When to Apply for Your Joint J.D./LL.M. Degree

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.  Students should apply early during their second year of law school to the Accelerated M.B.A. program.  Please note that students must have the results of their GMAT exam when they apply to the Accelerated M.B.A. program.

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 Accelerated M.B.A. Program early in their second year.  (You must have the results of your GMAT exam when you apply to the Accelerated M.B.A. Program)

Begin Taking Graduate Courses

LL.M. - Fall of their 3L year
M.B.A. - Summer between their 2L and 3L year

Shortest Completion Time

8 semesters +1 summer

 

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 Hakim Lakhdar, Director of Professional Legal Programs, University of Miami School of Law, 305-284-4345 or hlakhdar@law.miami.edu.

For information about the Accelerated 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: Accelerated 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
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Student Health Center Insurance 
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Map & Directions
Parking
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QUICKLINKS

Request Information
Apply Now

FACEBOOK

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