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

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast, Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
 
Welcome with the Dean and LL.M. Program Directors 
 
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
 
Academic & Student Services presentation by Greg Levy, Associate Dean, Academic & Student Services and Strategic Initiatives

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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
(Parking, Student Health Services, Student Accounts)

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.




2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

 


LL.M. Program Lunches
International Arbitration, Room F108
International Law, Maritime, EASL, Real Property Development and Taxation of Cross-Border Investment,    Room A110

 

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 Cards 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. – 12:45 p.m.


12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Introduction to U.S. Law Dean's Fellow Meet and Greet w/ Ivan Bracho


Light Lunch, Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge

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
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


 
Program Meetings / Academic Advising Meetings
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Room F408
International Arbitration, Room F108
International Law, Room A110
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Barbecue (BBQ) Mixer, Bass Bricks (LL.M. Alumni are encouraged to attend)


Monday, August 5th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                      Introduction to U.S. Law, Room F309

**International Law, International Arbitration, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Maritime Law, Real Property Development, Tax and Taxation of Cross Border Investment - international students only.
 


Tuesday, August 6th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                     Introduction to U.S. Law, Room F309

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.                                                             Introduction to U.S. Law Dean's Fellow Session w/ Ivan Bracho, Room F408

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.                                                               LComm with Renee Schimkat, Professor of Legal Writing, Room F108 
 


Wednesday, August 7th

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Introduction to U.S. Law Dean's Fellow Office Hours, Room A216A

Introduction to U.S. Law, Room F309
   

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.





 

LL.M. Program Lunches:
- Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, F408
- Estate Planning, F302
- International Arbitration, F108
- International Law, A110 
- Maritime Law, A110A
- Real Property & Development, E265
- Tax and Taxation of Cross-Border Investment, F402

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. University Services, Bass Bricks
(Athletics, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Student Health Center, Counseling Center, Wellness Center, Public Safety, Emergency Management, LGBTQ, Butler Center, Multicultural Affairs, It's On Us and Green U)
   

Thursday, August 8th

8:00 - 11:00 a.m

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m..

6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
Cane Cards, Room A216B

Introduction to U.S. Law, Room F309

Introduction to U.S. Law Dean's Fellow Session, Room A216A

Introduction to U.S. Law Dean's Fellow Office Hours, Room F408

LL.M. Orientation Reception, Shalala Student Center, 3rd Floor
Students holding U sign

Friday, August 9th

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.           Living Law Talks
                                           Topics on legal aspects of entrepreneurship,
                                           mass incarceration, the responsibility of
                                           lawyers to take care of themselves, climate
                                           change, and housing and homelessness.  

                                



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.


Tuesday, August 13th - Thursday, August 29th
Introduction to U.S. Law
Class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 - 10:50 a.m., Room F408.
Attend Dean's Fellow Sessions w/ Ivan Bracho on Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. or Thursdays 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.
Attend Dean's Fellow Office Hours w/ Ivan Bracho on Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00p.m. or Thursdays 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

 

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 Center)
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146


Saturday, August 17th

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.        President's Celebration for New Students, Watsco Center
                                           

 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
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Bass Bricks

Welcome from Dean and LL.M. Program Directors
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room E352

Program Lunches
12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m.

Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, Room F408
Estate Planning, Room F302
International Arbitration, Law Library, F108
International Law, A110
Maritime Law, Room A110A
Real Property & Development, Room E265
Tax & Taxation of Cross-Border Investment, Room F402
 

University Services
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Bass Bricks
(Athletics, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Student Health Center, Counseling Center, Wellness Center, Public Safety,
Emergency Management, LGBTQ, Butler Center, Multicultural Affairs, It's On Us and Green U)

 

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

Friday, August 9th
10:00 a.m.  11:30 a.m.      Living Law Talks
                                       Topics on legal aspects of entrepreneurship, mass incarceration,
                                        the responsibility of lawyers to take care of themselves,
                                        climate change, and housing and homelessness.



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.


Saturday, August 17th

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.        President's Celebration for New Students, Watsco Center
                                           


 

   

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. 
 

RSVP for Orientation Here