Experiential Learning

Experiential education is central to Miami Law’s mission to prepare students for modern legal practice. Miami Law’s experiential curriculum is continuously innovating to diversity the professional skills and practice areas available to students, and respond to today’s most pressing legal problems.

No matter what area of law students want to pursue, every student can gain practical experience and develop core competencies used by lawyers. 


Miami Law’s 10 clinics offer students an immersive opportunity to build transferable lawyering skills representing actual clients, while providing critical legal services to underserved clients and communities.


Practicums are courses that combine in-depth study of a particular subject area with real-world work on the topic. The hands-on learning might involve actual law reform work supervised by Miami Law faculty, or outside placements doing litigation, transactional or policy work with practitioners who are experts in their field.

Litigation Skills 

Miami Law’s Litigation Skills program offers rigorous courses on the theory and practice of pre-trial and trial advocacy. Using realistic case files and simulations, students practice their lawyering skills every week in small sections and get feedback from highly experienced federal and state court lawyers and judges.

As a capstone, students can become a Certified Legal Intern under Florida’s student practice rule and litigate real cases with outside agencies.

Transactional Skills

Miami Law’s Transactional Skills program offers practice-oriented courses in transactional law. Through a combination of lectures and simulations, students learn and practice skills such a client communication, negotiation, drafting various contracts and transactional documents and due diligence.

The cornerstone of the program are the courses Transactional Drafting and Deal Skills where students get feedback from highly experienced transactional lawyers.


Miami Law’s externship courses provide students the opportunity to gain practical legal experience, while participating in a class focused on professional identity formation and practice skills.

Students work with public interest organizations, government agencies, judges and in-house law departments in any practice area they choose.

Mock Trial and Moot Court

Miami Law offers 3 options for students to learn how to litigate a case doing what attorneys do in real life. Students act as counselors and advocate the different sides of a case based on a problem written by an organization or school through the Trial Team, International Moot Court Program and Papy Moot Court Board.

Law Journals

There are 5 law reviews at Miami Law. Working on these publications affords students the opportunity to actively participate in legal commentary with relevant scholarly articles, student notes, and comments pertaining to areas of professional legal interest and some of the most timely and cutting-edge legal thought.