Joint and Triple Degree Programs: Estate Planning

Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning

Full-time, Part-time, Joint J.D. /LL.M. Program, and LL.M. Degree Paths Available

  • Full-time LL.M. Degree: 1-year program beginning in the fall.
  • Part-time LL.M. Degree: 2 - 3 year plan. Meet with the director to customize your study path.
  • Joint J.D./LL.M. Degree: Earn both degrees over either six semesters and two summers of study, or over seven full semesters (12 LL.M. credits will be applied to the J.D. degree)

When to Apply for Your Joint J.D./LL.M. Degree

Miami Law J.D. students may apply to the LL.M. Program during fall or spring of their 2L year, but before the end of the spring semester of the second year.

  • Begin Taking LL.M. Courses: 3rd year
  • Shortest Completion Time: 7 semesters or 6 semesters + 2 summers
  • J.D. Credits Required: 76
  • LL.M. Credits Required: 30
  • Number of Credits Saved: 12

Triple Degree Program: J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Estate Planning

This program is exclusively for students who were undergraduate business majors. It is ideal for those with the long-term goal of serving as advisors to the owners of closely-held businesses or family offices, or who plan to work with banking, trust or investment companies.

When to Apply for your J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Estate Planning

Miami Law J.D. students may apply to the LL.M. Program during fall or spring of their 2L year, but before the end of the spring semester of the second year.

Miami Law J.D. students apply to the Accelerated M.B.A. Program early in their second year. (You must have the results of your GMAT exam when you apply to the Accelerated M.B.A. Program)

  • Begin Taking Graduate Courses: 
    • LL.M. - Fall of their 3L year
    • M.B.A. - Summer between their 2L and 3L year
  • Shortest Completion Time: 8 semesters +1 summer
  • Number of Credits Saved: Number of Credits Saved

More Information

For specific information about the triple degree option: Contact Laura Adams, manager of programs with the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning, at 305-284-4498 or ladams@law.miami.edu.

For information about the Accelerated M.B.A. Program, contact the University of Miami School of Business Administration Office of Graduate Business Programs at: