"Paths to Practice Law in the U.S.- Studying and Practicing Opportunities for Foreign Lawyers"
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
The University of Miami School of Law invites foreign-trained lawyers to an information session about the study and practice of law in the United States. Learn answers to common questions from foreign lawyers:
Can I use my law degree to practice law in the United States?
What is the Bar exam, and what do I need to do to take it?
What is the difference between an LL.M and a J.D.?
If I want to practice law in Florida and I only have an LL.M., what are my options?
What are the LSAT and the TOEFL?
Possibilities to Practice Law
During the session, information will be offered on the different degrees offered by the University of Miami Law School, as well as the different possibilities to practice law with each of them. Programs offered by Miami Law:
Masters of Law, which allows the foreign lawyer to sit for the bar in some states, with the New York Bar being the most common.
Masters of Law with Intensive Legal English (LL.M. + Intensive Legal English), for those who need to improve their proficiency in legal English.
Joint J.D./LL.M., a joint degree that allows its graduates to sit for the bar anywhere, including Florida.
University of Miami School of Law Presenters
Carmen Pérez-Llorca, Assistant Dean for International and Graduate Programs; Director, International Graduate Law Programs, Lecturer in Law
Yasmina Assis, Associate Director, International Graduate Law Programs, Lecturer in Law & LL.M./J.D. Academic Advisor
Jian Gou, Program Manager, International Graduate Law Programs