“The International Arbitration LL.M. completely changed my appeal to prospective employers and better prepared me; from the research assistant position with Miami Law’s International Arbitration Institute, me being a panelist at the ICC Costa Rica Conference, and the two practicum placements with DLA Piper and Astigarraga Davis in Miami. All this led to me not only landing one of the best positions in the world with White & Case’s international arbitration group in Washington, D.C., but also with one of the best legal clerkships in Miami [Astigarraga Davis].”
Brian Vaca, (Ecuador/U.S.)
International Arbitration J.D./LL.M. '16
Associate, Arnold and Porter, Washington D.C.
The LL.M. in International Arbitration develops practitioners that are well rounded and ready to enter the field of International Arbitration. The program's internationally-renowned arbitration faculty and staff provide students with ongoing personal advice and structural support in planning and advancing their careers in the field.
Opportunities After Graduation: Bar Exam, OPT, Careers Worldwide
"During my LL.M. at UM, I received valuable mentoring from some of my classmates, UM´s staff and Professors. After my LL.M., I took the New York Bar, and returned to my home country, Brazil. Here, I had the chance to choose from a selection of great law firms, and the conversations I had at UM were decisive in determining the next step in my career."
Caroline Klamas, LL.M. '14
Associate Attorney, Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados, Brazil
Sit for U.S. Bar Exam
Foreign-trained graduates of the International Arbitration LL.M. Program may sit for the Bar Exam in several states without a J.D. degree, the most common being New York and California. After being admitted to any bar in the United States, graduates may practice federal law in any of the 50 states, serve as corporate counsel within a corporation anywhere in the United States. In addition, many states, including California, Florida, New York and Washington D.C., allow experienced foreign-trained lawyers to work a foreign legal consultant without being admitted to the bar in the United States.
Foreign-trained law graduates of the International Arbitration LL.M. Program may qualify for an employment authorization for a one-year period of optional practical training (OPT) in the United States immediately following their graduation from the program. The OPT provides students with a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in the United States prior to returning to their home countries (or to seeking permanent employment in the United States).
Work Around the Globe: Alumni in 6 Continents & 30+ Cities
Miami Law students and graduates have been working around the globe with prestigious arbitration firms and institutions as well as international corporations in post-graduation, summer and practicum positions. See the articles, "LLM Graduates Practice International Arbitration in Firms Worldwide" and "Making an Impact Around the Globe: International Arbitration LLM Alumni." Explore the International Arbitration Alumni Network in 6 Continents & 30+ Cities:
ALUMNI WORK IN 30+ CITIES INCLUDING:
ALUMNI WORK IN LAW FIRMS AND ARBITRAL INSTITUTIONS INCLUDING:
"Being a practitioner and licensed attorney in Sweden, the program has broaden my legal expertise in area of international arbitration and increased my contacts in the field. Furthermore, I have made friends for life!”
Kajsa Larsberger Holting (Sweden)
International Arbitration LL.M. '16
White & Case Scholarship Recipient 2015-2016