Our joint degree option (J.D./LL.M.) is for students who have a genuine interest and aptitude for tax and want to develop expertise to improve chances of working in a particular area such as business organizations and transactions, estate planning and wealth management, or international tax. (See right side of this page for triple degree specifics.)
The joint program (J.D./LL.M.) offers the opportunity to earn both degrees in only seven semesters, saving time and tuition money over earning the degrees separately. Students begin to take graduate level tax courses during their third year, with 12 LL.M. credit hours counting toward both degrees.
Students seeking admission should apply during the spring semester of their second year of law school. Click here to access the online application. To read more specifics about this option, visit the joint degrees section of our website.
This program is ideal for those with the long-term goal of servicing top corporate clients or becoming a senior executive at a bank or financial institution.
Once J.D students begin their 2L year of law school, they can apply to the Tax LL.M. by the end of spring semester after having completed specific prerequisites. During the 2L year, students should also apply to the one-year MBA program; they must have the results of their GMAT exam when they apply.
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Students accepted to the triple degree program are automatically considered for the prestigious Mariano Scholarship.
I plan to work extremely hard in my career in order to demonstrate that Mr. Mariano's generosity was well placed ... Mr. Mariano has also inspired me to give back to the University of Miami in a similar manner once I have acquired the capacity to do so."
J.D. Class of 2012, LL.M. Class of 2013
First recipient of a Mariano Scholarship