Miami Law Establishes New Joint Degree in Latin American Studies


Miami Law recently launched a new joint degree – a J.D./M.A. in Latin American Studies and the Law – in partnership with the University of Miami Center for Latin American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.
“This joint degree program provides a unique opportunity for students to use their legal knowledge and skills in combination with a solid theoretical framework and grounding in Latin American and Caribbean policy analysis and administration,” said Sandy Abraham, Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives. “It will prepare students for international careers and for dealing with Latin American and Caribbean businesses, clients, and international agencies in the U.S.”
This joint degree program allows students the opportunity to obtain both J.D. and M.A. degrees in less time than obtaining the degrees separately.  The first year is spent in the Law School and the next two to three years are spent taking both Law and M.A. courses.
To celebrate the kickoff of the program, Miami Law will host a reception on March 15th in partnership with the School of Communication and the Latin American Studies Program.

This kick off will be appropriately held at the screening of a film about Latin America -  Justice and the Generals - at the Bill Cosford Cinema at 6:00 p.m. Aired on PBS in 2002, the film follows the 20-year saga to hold two Salvadoran generals accountable for the rape and murder of four American churchwomen, culminating in a Florida federal trial with historic implications for the prosecution of human rights abusers.
At the reception at 5:00 p.m., filmmaker Gail Pellett will discuss her film.
For more information on this new joint degree program, contact Sandy Abraham at or Dr. Doug Fuller, Acting Director of the M.A. in Latin American Studies at