Why Study in Miami?

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Miami and its region – South Florida – stand at the crossroads of the Americas, a location that lends students at the School of Law an international perspective; exceptional career-building opportunities in courts, corporations and clinics; and rewarding careers in this exciting environment.

Miami Law: Part of a Great Campus

The University of Miami School of Law is on the main campus of one of the largest private research universities in the U.S. - no other law school in the nation is located in a region that affords this exceptional mix of diverse perspectives and opportunities.

South Florida: A Hub for Opportunity & Business

  • Miami hosts the international headquarters for multinational corporations including Disney, Sony, and FedEx; is home to nearly 1,400 corporations; and serves as the corporate headquarters for dozens of American companies, including Burger King and American Airlines.
  • Lawyers in South Florida practice in numerous courts, including the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Many federal agencies – including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – have offices here.
  • Miami is the largest financial capital in the U.S. after New York City.
  • South Florida has become one of the world's leading centers of international tax planning, arbitration, and asset management.

Studying in Miami = Hands-On Learning Opportunities

  • Top local attorneys and alumni serve as adjunct professors and mentors and students have unparalleled opportunities in work side-by-side with faculty and clients.
  • Lawyers in South Florida practice in numerous courts, including the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • South Florida provides students access to dozens of agencies and courts including state and federal trial and appellate, bankruptcy, immigration, family and more.
  • In this vibrant community, students in our clinics are able to get involved in relevant issues and make meaningful contributions.
  • Notable guest speakers from the community are brought to campus by our more than 55+ student organizations.

Unbeatable Weather

  • Miami enjoys a true tropical climate with summers almost identical to those of the Caribbean, and winters with mild, mostly dry weather and temperatures in the 60s and 70s.
  • With more than 500 public parks and thousands of miles of paths for biking, running, or walking, South Florida is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Miami has more than 20 beaches and is the only U.S. metropolis with two national parks.

Vibrant Culture & Sports

  • Miami boasts a thriving international arts community with the world-acclaimed Miami City Ballet, Miami International Film Festival, and varied music venues providing everything from opera and classical to contemporary performances.
  • As one of the key centers in today's international art world, the City is host to Art Basel – the most important art show in the nation.
  • For sports fans, South Florida is home to professional teams for all of the major sports including The Miami Heat, The Miami Dolphins, the Miami Marlins and the Florida Panthers.
  • The University of Miami is also replete with culture as home to the Lowe Art Museum – with its multicultural exhibitions and distinguished permanent collection – and the Beaux Art Festival, Miami's oldest juried fine arts festival.

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Miami Fireworks

Take a virtual tour and see what it is like to study at UM and live in Miami.

Learn more how Miami Law can take you to the next level.

Get a sense of the University of Miami campus.

See the variety of neighborhoods near Miami Law: Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami, Brickell and Dadeland.

Miami Beach

Greater Miami offers miles of sand and ocean at nearly 20 beaches.

Downtown Miami's Brickell district

Downtown Miami has the highest concentration of international banks in the nation.

Downtown Coral Gables

Beautiful, downtown Coral Gables, minutes from campus, is filled with restaurants and businesses.

South Beach

South Beach is known for its beauty and amazing nightlife.

Coral reefs

One of Miamis national parks features the only living tropical reef within the continental U.S.