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Program Requirements

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Students must complete 24 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.30/4.00 of which 12 credits must be within the International Arbitration LL.M. in order to receive the Masters of Law in International Arbitration degree. Students may pursue a variety of paths to reach this goal.

Foreign lawyers are required to take two courses: An Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Communication and Research.

Course Offerings * in the International Arbitration LL.M.
("f" = fall semester; "s" = spring semester)

I. Required International Arbitration Core Concepts and Skills Courses

  • Basic Concepts in International Arbitration, Professor Jan Paulsson (1 credit) (f)
  • Advanced Arbitration Seminar, Professor Jan Paulsson (3 credits) (s)
  • New York Convention Workshop, Professor Marike Paulsson (2 credits) (f)
  • Presentation of Evidence in International Arbitration, Professor J. Martin Hunter (1 credit) (s)
  • International Contract Negotiations, Professor Jan Paulsson and Professor Jonathan Hamilton (2 credits)

II. Supplemental Arbitration Courses (choose a minimum of 3 credits)

  • International Commercial Arbitration Seminar: A United States Perspective, Professor John H. Rooney, Jr. (2 credits) (f)
  • Investment Arbitration, Professors Nassib Ziadé and Carolyn Lamm (2 credits) (s)
  • Federal and State Arbitration, Professor Luis O'Naghten (2 credits) (f)
  • • Treaty Interpretation and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Professor Marike Paulsson (1 credit) (f)
  • UNCITRAL Model Law: Fundamental Concepts and Impact on Latin America, Professor Andrés Jana (1 credit) (s)
  • New York Convention and Legal Theory Seminar, Professor Marike Paulsson (2 credits) (s)

III. Other Relevant Courses

  • International Law (3 credits) (f/s)
  • Business Associations (4 credits) (f/s)
  • Financial Accounting for Lawyers (3 credits) (f)
  • Doing Business in Latin America (3 credits) (f)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 credits) (f/s)
  • Conflict of Laws (3 credits) (s)
  • International Moot Court (2 credits) (f)
  • International Sales (3 credits) (f)
  • International Law of State Responsibility (2 credits)(s)
  • International Debt Workouts (1 credit) (f)

Additional Courses

Students must have 24 credits to graduate. The exact number of courses to be taken depends on how many credits are associated with each course. See our Course Description Booklet for a full descriptive list of the courses offered, the semester in which they are offered, and the associated number of credits.

International and Comparative Law Courses

Additional courses that may be of interest to students completing the requirements for the LL.M. in International Arbitration are listed below.

Comparative Law

Comparative Law
Latin American Law
European Community Law
Introduction to Caribbean Law
Islamic Legal Systems Law

Introduction to U.S. Law (for foreign lawyers)
Comparative Corporate Governance
Comparative Criminal Law
Law of Obligations

International Business and Trade

Doing Business in Latin America
European Company Law
International Business Transactions
International Economic Law

International Sales
Project Finance in Latin America
International Tax
International Finance

International Law

International Law
International Copyright
Research Methods in International Foreign and Comparative Law Seminar

International Human Rights
Press Freedoms in the Americas
International Moot Court
International Criminal Law

Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation Workshop

Transnational Litigation and Arbitration
International Commercial Arbitration


Immigration Law
Asylum and Visa Workshop

Advanced Immigration Seminar
Citizenship Seminar

Ocean and Coastal Law

Law of the Sea
Coastal Law
Everglades/Ecosystem Seminar

Environmental Law
Environmental Litigation
Marine Insurance Seminar
Marine Ecology & Law

Other Interesting Subjects

Cultural Property and Heritage Law
Intellectual Property
Privacy Law
Internet Law
Banking Law

Aviation Law
Antitrust Law
Work Law
Communications Law
Copyright Law

Miami Law does offer several courses in Spanish. These courses are intended for law students who are trying to improve their knowledge of technical Spanish. We discourage native Spanish speakers from taking these courses.

* Subject to change.


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