Orientation 2018: 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, August 1st

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. – 10:30 a.m. Welcome by LL.M. Program Directors 
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Ethics Roundtable with Janet Stearns, Dean of Students
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Academic & Student Services presentation by Greg Levy, Associate Dean, Academic & Student Services and Strategic Initiatives
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch with Faculty in the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge
2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. University Services Presentations

Thursday, August 2nd

Legal Education and Professionalism (LEAP) Programming Cont’d
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Room F109 (unless otherwise noted)
Business Casual Attire

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast, Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Campus Tour with Joseph Matthews, Associate Director of Student Recruitment and Humberto Duarte, Assistant Director of Student Recruitment
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Laptop Setup with the IT team
12:45 pm. – 2:00 p.m. LL.M. Program Lunches. Locations: TBD
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Academic Achievement Program Presentation by Alex Schimel, Associate Director of the Academic Achievement Program
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Library Tour and Electronic Research with Robin Schard, Lecturer in Law & Associate Director of the Law Library
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. International Student and Scholar Services information session (for students who were issued an I-20 by the University of Miami)

Friday, August 3rd

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

10:30 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. Lunch in Alma Jennings Student Lounge
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Career Development Presentation by Yazmyne Vasquez, Associate Director of Career Development & International LL.M. Advisor
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Legal Communication and Research Presentation by Renee Schimkat, Professor of Legal Writing
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Program meetings (International Arbitration, Room F-109; U.S. & Transnational Law, Room A-316)
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Mixer with local alumni and current students, Bass Bricks

Monday, August 6th through Thursday, August 9th

Introduction to U.S. Law- Professor William Widen
8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room F108
**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 14-30th

Wednesday, August 8th

Hope Day of Service 2018

HOPE Day of Service
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Bass Bricks
Casual Attire (specific requirements will be provided)
Attendance is optional

Start the year off right by making a difference! HOPE Day of Service is a unique opportunity to contribute to, and learn about, the South Florida community while getting to know your classmates.

Thursday, August 9th

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cane Cards, Room A-216B
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. LL.M. Welcome & Information Table, Bass Bricks
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Program Lunches Multiple Locations:
- Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, F408
- Estate Planning, F300
- International Arbitration, Faculty Meeting Room
- International Law and Maritime Law, A110
- Real Property & Development, E265
- Tax and Taxation of Cross-Border Investment, F402

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Financial Aid Session, Room F108
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Campus Resources, Bass Bricks

Friday, August 10th

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Living Law Talks, Rooms F109, F209, F309
6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m. LL.M. Orientation Reception, Shalala Student Center, 3rd Floor
Living Law Talks

Sunday, August 12th

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 13th
Law School classes begin.

Friday, August 17th

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Orientation
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Whitten Learning Center, Room 130
5150 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

*MANDATORY - all international students who have been issued an I-20 by the University are required to attend.

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

LLM Reception

Wednesday, August 8th

HOPE Day of Service
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Law School, Bass Bricks
Casual Attire (Specific requirements will be provided)
Attendance is Optional

Start the year off right by making a difference! HOPE Day of Service is a unique opportunity to contribute to, and learn about, the South Florida community while getting to know your classmates.

Thursday, August 9th

Cane Cards
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room A-216B

Student Arrival & Registration
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Bass Bricks

Program Lunches
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Law School, Multiple Locations

Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, Room F408
Estate Planning, Room F300
International Arbitration, Law Library, Faculty Meeting Room
International Law and Maritime Law, Room A110
Real Property & Development, Room E265
Tax & Taxation of Cross-Border Investment, Room F402

Financial Aid Session
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.,  Room F108

Campus Resources
(Parking, Student Counseling Center, Student Health Center, LGBTQ, etc.)

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Bass Bricks

Laptop Setup with the IT Team
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., F108

Living Law Talks

Friday, August 10th

Living Law Talks
(Speakers to be announced)
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Rooms F109, F209, F309

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

Living Law Talks

Sunday, August 12th

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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