Global and International Law Program

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The University of Miami School of Law’s unique program offers expertise far beyond traditional international and comparative law programs. It provides an intersectionality of today’s diverse areas of international law, enabling students to address significant issues of international law and practice and engage with global policy issues relating to human rights, climate change, migration, trade and finance, law of the sea, health, and education.

Excellence in International Law

Miami Law has a 64-year history of engagement with international and comparative law and 20+ faculty members who teach or do scholarly research in the area. In 1957, the Law School established the graduate program in Inter-American Law, and a Masters of Comparative Law was first offered in 1959. The two programs were founded by Professor Rafael C. Benitez (1918 -1999), a renowned expert in international law. In 1962, the School changed the Masters of Comparative Law into a new graduate program, the LL.M. in International Law directed by the late Professor Alan Swan (1934 -2008) who was the nation's foremost authority on international trade, and the author of the definitive casebook in the area.

With an extensive course catalog of 100+ courses in international law, 7 specialized graduate and concentration programs in the area of international law, clinical and experiential programs, and partnerships with institutions around the world, the Global and International Law Program prepares lawyers to work in a transnational global environment.

Program Offerings and Initiatives

The Global and International law Program offers:

Areas of Scholarship and Faculty Expertise

International Law and Policy

International Business and Cross-Border Transactions

  • Caroline Bradley, Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar and Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs
  • Kathleen Claussen, Associate Professor of Law
  • A. Michael Froomkin, Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law
  • Carmen Perez-Llorca, Assistant Dean for International and Graduate Programs and Lecturer in Law

International Dispute Resolution

  • Paula Arias, Director, International Moot Court Program & Lecturer in Law
  • Sandra Friedrich, Director, White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Graduate Law Program; Director, International Arbitration Institute; Lecturer in Law
  • Jonathan C. Hamilton, Distinguished Faculty Chair, University of Miami Law International Arbitration Institute
  • Carolyn Lamm, Distinguished Faculty Chair, White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program

Foreign and Comparative Law

International Human Rights

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Distinguished Lectures and Speakers

Throughout the academic year, Miami Law hosts lectures, symposia and conferences relating to international law.

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