Professional Development & Careers - White & Case International Arbitration LL.M.

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The LL.M. in International Arbitration develops practitioners that are well rounded and ready to enter the field of International Arbitration. The program's internationally-renowned arbitration faculty and staff provide students with ongoing personal advice and structural support in planning and advancing their careers in the field.

Networking & Delevopment While Studying

During their LL.M. studies, students receive career advising tailored to their individual interests and professional goals.

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Career Opportunities & Support After Graduation

Sit for a U.S. Bar Exam

Foreign-trained graduates of the International Arbitration LL.M. Program may sit for the Bar Exam in several states without a J.D. degree, the most common being New York and California.

After being admitted to any bar in the United States, graduates may practice federal law in any of the 50 states or serve as corporate counsel within a corporation anywhere in the United States. In addition, many states, including CaliforniaFloridaNew York and Washington D.C., allow experienced, foreign-trained lawyers to work as a foreign legal consultant without being admitted to the bar in the United States.

Students in the International Arbitration LL.M. Program may enroll in foundational U.S. law courses taught as part of Miami Law's J.D. program, such as Civil Procedure, Commercial Law or Contracts, to prepare for a U.S. bar exam.

All first-year and upper-level U.S. law courses are open to LL.M. students. Students may also enroll in preparatory bar exam courses, which cover topics tested on the federal and (Florida) state portions of the bi-annual bar exam. In addition, Miami Law offers a variety of programs to help students prepare for this difficult exam, including Bar Week (series of panels, workshops, and informational sessions about bar exam logistics, preparation, and application issues), Bar Boot Camp (an exclusive supplemental bar preparation program for Miami Law graduates), weekly workshop sessions and lectures on critical skills for exam success, and review of key (Florida) subjects, as well as Bar Coaching (Miami Law graduates work individually with a "bar coach" who will provide personalized guidance throughout the bar study process).

Post-graduation Work Permit for International Students

Foreign-trained law graduates of the International Arbitration LL.M. Program may qualify for an employment authorization of a one-year period for optional practical training (OPT) in the United States immediately following their graduation from the program.

The OPT provides students with a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in the United States prior to returning to their home countries (or seeking permanent employment in the United States). 

For additional information regarding the Option Practical Training Work Permit for International Students, please visit the International Student & Scholars service website.

International Arbitration Careers Worldwide

Miami Law students and graduates have been working around the globe with prestigious arbitration firms and institutions as well as international corporations in post-graduation, summer and practicum positions.

Africa

  • Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Asia

  • Ankara, Turkey
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Hong Kong, S.A.R. China
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Manama, Bahrain
  • New Delhi, India
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Shanghai, China 
  • Shenzhen, China
  • Tokyo, Japan

Central & South America

  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Caracas, Venezuela
  • Curitiba, Brazil
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • Santiago, Chile
  • São Paulo, Brazil

Europe

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Milan, Italy
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Munich, Germany
  • Paris, France
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Rome, Italy
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Zurich, Switzerland

North America

  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Houston, Texas, United States
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Miami, Florida, United States
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • New York, New York, United States
  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Washington D.C., United States

Prestigious Institutions and Organizations Where Graduates Have Worked

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