Joint J.D./LL.M. or Triple Degree Program in Real Property Development

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Joint J.D./LL.M. Overview

The Joint J.D./LL.M. Program in Real Property Development offers students an opportunity to earn both degrees in seven semesters. Students begin to take graduate level real estate courses during their third year, with 12 LL.M. credit hours counting toward both degrees. The Joint J.D./LL.M. option is available to students from the University of Miami School of Law who have earned a minimum GPA of 2.80.

Students who are enrolled at other law schools and wish to apply to the joint J.D./LL.M. Program must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.00. They must also submit a letter from their home school dean confirming that our program credits will be accepted for transfer toward their J.D. degree.

Students seeking admission to the joint degree program should apply no later than the end of the spring semester of their second year of law school. Students may apply earlier than the spring semester of their second year, with acceptance being conditioned upon GPA and other requirements being satisfied.

 Required Courses

  • Basic Condominium, Cooperative and Planned Unit Development (2 credits)
  • Basic Real Estate Tax (2 credits)
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing (2 credits)
  • Environmental Regulation of Real Property (1 credit)
  • Financial Analysis of Real Estate Transactions (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Real Estate Development (2 credits)
  • Land Security and Finance (2 credits)
  • Mortgage Law (2 credits)
  • Planning and Zoning (2 credits)
  • Real Estate Documents Workshop (2 credits)
  • Real Estate Project Development Workshop (2 credits)

 Elective Courses

Students have to complete at least 4 credit hours from among the following electives:

  • Advanced Condominium, Cooperative and Planned Unit Development (2 credits)
  • Construction Law (3 credits)
  • Current Real Estate Finance Issues (1 credit)
  • Distressed Property Workouts (2 credits)
  • Drafting, Design and Construction Documents (1 credit)
  • Housing Law and Policy (1 credit)
  • Internship (1 credit)
  • Law of Green Buildings (1 credit)
  • Negotiation Skills (1 credit)
  • Public-Private Real Estate Initiatives (1 credit)
  • Real Estate Transactions Workshop (2 credits)
  • Real Property and Government (2 credits)
  • Securitization of Real Estate (1 credit)
  • Takings law and Legislation (1 credit)
  • Title Insurance (1 credit)
  • Wetlands (1 credit)

Note: Elective courses are not offered every semester.

Miami Law J.D. Students - Application Timing for Admission to the LL.M. Program

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

 

Real Property LL.M. Program International Students: Application Requirements for Admission to the J.D. Program

Current Miami Law Real Property Development LL.M. students should submit an application for admission to the J.D. program during the Fall semester of their LL.M. studies and no later than November 1. It is recommended that students discuss their intention to apply to the J.D. program with their LL.M. program director early on in their LL.M. studies to make sure their course selection enables them to complete all graduation requirements effectively. Please refer to the J.D. application overview page for further information.

A separate admissions committee will review their application and determine eligibility to enter the J.D. program. The admissions committee takes into consideration the nature of, and grade point average in, classes taken by the applicant while enrolled in the LL.M. program. 

More Information

J.D./LL.M. in Real Property Development
Real Property Program Coordinator
Telephone: 305-284-1754
E-mail: rpdinfo@law.miami.edu


Triple Degree J.D./M.B.A. + LL.M.

This program offers a combination of legal and business degrees exclusively to students who were undergraduate business majors. These credentials are ideal for anyone with a long-term goal of servicing top corporate clients or becoming a senior executive in the real estate/real property arena. They also serve as significant assets in today's competitive marketplace to any attorney starting out in real estate law.

Application Specifics

In this unique program students can obtain three degrees in four years – a J.D., an M.B.A. and an LL.M. Students are essentially able to complete both the LL.M. and J.D. degrees in seven semesters and can complete an M.B.A. degree with only an additional two semesters or fewer, if summer school courses are taken.

  • Once J.D students begin their 2L year of law school, they can apply to the LL.M. program in Real Property Development after having completed specific prerequisites.
  • During the 2L year, students should also apply to the one-year MBA program by the Early Decision deadline of June 1st to be considered for any financial aid/scholarship options available at the School of Business Administration. (Note: There are additional deadline date options for the MBA program, allowing students to apply up until December 1st for a January [spring semester] start.)
  • Click here for details on the one-year M.B.A. program at UM's School of Business website.

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.)

 

More Information

J.D./LL.M./M.B.A. - Sandy Abraham
Executive Liaison, Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives
University of Miami School of Law
Tel: 305-284-4030
E-mail: sabraham@law.miami.edu

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

QUICKLINKS

Admissions Information
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CONTACT INFORMATION

For any questions, please contact Silvia Regis, Senior Program Coordinator at:
Phone: 305-284-1754
E-mailrpdinfo@law.miami.edu

Mailing Address:
University of Miami School of Law
Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development
1311 Miller Drive, B335 
Coral Gables, FL 33146

LEADERSHIP

Acting Director:
Associate Dean Raquel M. Matas

RELATED INFORMATION

Miami’s Exciting Location
Housing Information
Transportation to Campus
Career Development - Miami Law’s career office assists with access to Career Advisors, all of whom are attorneys, job postings, on-campus interviewing, national job fairs and more.

QUICKLINKS

Admissions Information
Apply Now
Request Information

CONTACT INFORMATION

For any questions, please contact Silvia Regis, Senior Program Coordinator at:
Phone: 305-284-1754
E-mailrpdinfo@law.miami.edu

Mailing Address:
University of Miami School of Law
Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development
1311 Miller Drive, B335 
Coral Gables, FL 33146

LEADERSHIP

Acting Director:
Associate Dean Raquel M. Matas

RELATED INFORMATION

Miami’s Exciting Location
Housing Information
Transportation to Campus
Career Development - Miami Law’s career office assists with access to Career Advisors, all of whom are attorneys, job postings, on-campus interviewing, national job fairs and more.