Orientation 2019: LL.M. Students

LLM Orientation

Welcome to the University of Miami School of Law's LL.M. Orientation information center!   

The Legal Education and Professionalism (LEAP) Orientation is designed to introduce you to everything Miami Law has to offer, including our world-class educational programs, our law school culture, and our alumni and community connections.

All Orientation events are mandatory unless otherwise indicated.

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Schedule

 International LL.M. Students (Foreign-Trained Only) Orientation Events

Wednesday, July 31st

Legal Education and Professionalism (LEAP) Programming

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room F109  (unless otherwise noted)
Business Casual Attire

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast, Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome with the Dean and LL.M. Program Directors 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Academic Achievement Program Presentation by Alex Schimel, Associate Director of the Academic Achievement Program

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Academic & Student Services presentation by Greg Levy, Associate Dean, Academic & Student Services and Strategic Initiatives
 

Public Safety Presentation

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch with Faculty in the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge

1:45 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Ethics Roundtable with Janet Stearns, Dean of Students

2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

University Services Presentations

Thursday, August 1st 

Legal Education and Professionalism (LEAP) Programming Cont’d
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Room F109 (unless otherwise noted)
Business Casual Attire

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.  – 10:45 a.m.

Light breakfast, Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge

Campus Tour with Joseph Matthews, Associate Director of  Student Recruitment and Humberto Duarte, Assistant Director of Student Recruitment

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 

12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.





 

Laptop Setup with the IT team
Please note: Students must bring their laptop with them to this session

LL.M. Program Lunches
EASL, Room F402
Estate Planning, Room F302
International Arbitration, Faculty Meeting Room
U.S. and Transational for Foreign Lawyers & Maritime Law, Room A110
Real Property Development, Room E265
Tax & Taxation of Cross-Border Investment, Room F402

 

 
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
International Student and Scholar Services information session (for students who were issued an I-20 by the University of Miami)
   

Friday, August 2nd

Legal Education and Professionalism (LEAP) Programming Cont’d
10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Room F109 (unless otherwise noted)
Business Casual Attire

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cane Card Department on site for student I.D. in Alma Jennings Student Lounge
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Career Development Presentation by Yazmyne Vasquez, Associate Director of Career Development & International LL.M. Advisor

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Light lunch in Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge

Break

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Library Tour and Electronic Research with Robin Schard, Lecturer in Law & Associate Director of the Law Library
Please note:  Students must bring their laptop with them to this session
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 
Program Meetings with Students

 
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Mixer, Bass Bricks


Monday, August 5th through Thursday, August 8th

Introduction to U.S. Law
8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room TBD
**International Law, International Arbitration, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Maritime Law, Real Property Development, Tax and Taxation of Cross Border Investment - international students only.
The Introduction to U.S. Law course will continue from 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays from August 13-29. 
 


Tuesday, August 6th

LComm with Renee Schimkat, Professor of Legal Writing
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room TBD


Wednesday, August 7th

   
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Student Arrival and Registration, Bass Bricks

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

11:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.




 

Welcome from Dean and LL.M. Program Directors, Room E352
 

LL.M. Program Lunches:
- Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, F408
- Estate Planning, F302
- International Arbitration, Faculty Meeting Room
- U.S. and Transnational for Foreign Lawyers and Maritime Law, A110
- Real Property & Development, E265
- Tax and Taxation of Cross-Border Investment, F402

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. University Services on the Bass Bricks


 
 

Thursday, August 8th

6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m. LL.M. Orientation Reception, Shalala Student Center, 3rd Floor
Students holding U sign

Sunday, August 11th

Dean’s Welcome Brunch
10:30 a.m., The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Smart casual, but not formal attire; no guests please.

Monday, August 12th

Law School classes begin.


Friday, August 16th

International Student and Scholar Services International Student Orientation
All international students who have received an I-20 from the University are required to attend.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Multipurpose Room at the Fieldhouse (Watsco)
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
 

 LL.M. Students (Non-Foreign-Trained Only) Orientation Events

Real Property Development LL.M. Students - please Click Here for your Orientation schedule.  All other LL.M. program students, please see Orientation schedule below.

LLM Reception

Wednesday, August 7th

Student Arrival & Registration
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Bass Bricks

Welcome from Dean and LL.M. Program Directors
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Room E352

Program Lunches
11:30 p.m.– 1:00 p.m., Law School, Multiple Locations

Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, Room F408
Estate Planning, Room F302
International Arbitration, Law Library, Faculty Meeting Room
IU.S. and Trasnational for Foreign Lawyers and Maritime Law, Room A110
Real Property & Development, Room E265
Tax & Taxation of Cross-Border Investment, Room F402

University Services
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Bass Bricks

 

LLM Reception

Thursday, August 8th

Cane Cards
8:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m., Room A216B

LL.M. Orientation Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Shalala Student Center, 3rd Floor

Students holding U sign

Sunday, August 11th

Dean’s Welcome Brunch
10:30 a.m., The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Smart casual, but not formal attire; no guests please.

Checklist

As we approach your arrival to Miami Law, please take note of these tasks, reminders, and key dates.

Access the Checklist for International LLM Students (Foreign-Trained) Here

Access the Checklist for All Other LL.M. Students Here

Readings and Other Important Materials

Your LL.M. Program Coordinator will contact you directly with course information and program specific orientation events. 
 

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