Recent Initiatives @Miami Law

The BricksNew Innovative Short Courses

Taught by experts from around the world, Miami Law offers innovative compressed courses.

More Interdisciplinary Joint Degrees

We have greatly expanded interdisciplinary programs and collaborative joint degrees with other departments within the University with the newly created:

More Practice-Ready, Hands-On Training

Other programs with hands-on training that have been started include:

Increased International Exchange Offerings

If learning more about international law is of interest, Miami has added several new study abroad options in Versailles, FranceBerlin and Hamburg, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; Haifa, Israel; Dublin, Ireland; SpainChina; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

More Innovative Programs and Conferences

In terms of innovative courses, Miami Law boasts LawWithoutWalls™ and an interdisciplinary Hospital Course and #BlackLivesMatter course – offerings that provide a multidisciplinary perspective to complex issues. In 2012 Professor Michael Foomkin launched the We Robot conference - now the most exciting interdisciplinary conference on the legal and policy questions relating to robots. The Hoffman Forum began in 2015 to convene thought leaders to discuss significant public policy issues. Thus far forums have been held in New York City at The Museum of Modern Art, the Morgan Library and the Whitney Museum of Art.

Expanded Commitment to Students' Well Being

  • In Miami's Student Development Program staff members (all of whom hold law degrees) connect with law students individually and work with them one-on-one to find greater success, satisfaction, and happiness during their law school years.
  • In the AskUs Program post-graduate fellows are available to answer student questions about Miami Law and to implement new programs, systems and services to better the law student experience.
  • Miami Law is also the first law school in the country to establish a Mindfulness in Law Program as part of a commitment to providing students with the tools to maintain a fulfilling work-life balance.
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