A 60+ Year History of Preparing effective, global practitioners
Since 1952 Miami Law has offered LL.M. programs and a welcoming environment that have drawn foreign-trained lawyers from around the globe. Graduates include judges and law firm partners, leaders in governments, CEOs, and heads of corporate legal departments, and university professors. They form a valued part of the law school’s vast network of more than 23,000 J.D., LL.M. alumni and alumnae. We welcome you to join this tradition of global practice preparation. Hallmarks of the programs include:
- Option to transfer from LL.M. to J.D. program
- Qualification to take a U.S. Bar Exam
- Intensive legal English + LL.M. program
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Student Life for International Students
At University of Miami School of Law
How many students are in University of Miami School of Law graduate programs?
With 150 LL.M. students from more than 33 countries in our programs each year, there are many possibilities for networking, and cross-cultural learning and friendship.
In what activities can international students participate at Miami Law?
International students can participate in Student organizations, write for Journals/Law Reviews, volunteer through the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, compete in competitions in the International Moot Court Program, and participate in our Clinics and more.
At University of Miami
Does the University have a large international community and what services are offered for international students?
The University has one of the largest international student populations in the country with international students from all over the world. Every year, approximately 3,750 international students (undergraduate and graduate) and scholars (professors and researchers) from 115 countries representing every region of the world study, teach, and conduct research at the University of Miami. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) represents the needs and interests of the University of Miami international community and provides support services and programs for international students, scholars, and academic departments at UM. For more detailed information, please visit the ISSS webpage.
Miami Law LL.M. Programs for Foreign-Trained Attorneys
General LL.M. Program
Pathway to J.D. -- Joint Programs
J.D./LL.M. in U.S. & Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
Professional Development for International Lawyers
Qualify to take a U.S. Bar Exam
Miami Law LL.M. programs offer the opportunity for foreign-trained lawyers to earn a JD + LLM program and/or take a U.S. Bar Exam. Many Miami Law LL.M. students take various state bar exams, including New York. See U.S. Bar Admissions for Foreign Lawyers for more information.
Career Advising Specifically for Foreign-Trained LL.M. Students
An experienced career advisor exclusively dedicated to foreign-trained law students (pictured advisor Yazmyne Eterovic) assists with job searches and professional development needs, including one-on-one training on networking, resume writing and interviewing skills. Students have access to extensive job search databases and resources on summer and academic-year positions, including international law jobs and fellowships, judicial clerkships and internships and public interest and pro bono positions.
General Admissions Information
Deadlines & Requirements
Please consult each program’s admissions page for specifics.