International Law LL.M. Program

Today’s legal practice and legal institutions are unavoidably multinational as the world has become more global and countries more interconnected.

Legal rules that previously affected domestic matters are now often subject to the laws of numerous jurisdictions, which is why the understanding International Law has become more and more necessary.

Top Ranked Internationally

Top 10 Program Badge 2022 LLM GuideMiami Law's LL.M. in International Law program, recognized by LL.M. Guide as a Top 10 Worldwide program, provides students with the background necessary to recognize, understand and manage problems arising in the international legal order, including:

  • International Trade
  • Investment
  • Business
  • Environmental Problems
  • Protection of Human Rights 

Who Should Consider this Program?

  • Ideally for American law graduates looking to deepen their knowledge of International Law.
  • For U.S. law graduates and foreign law graduates who wish to specialize in Latin American practice;
  • For experienced attorneys who are practicing, or intend to practice, in or with Latin America and are looking to deepen their expertise;
  • For current Miami Law students looking to focus on this field with a joint degree.

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  • Program Awards & Honors

    Pre Law Top School Badge

    Ranked as a top school for international law by preLaw Magazine.

    Top 10 Program Badge 2022 LLM Guide

    Miami Law's LL.M. in International Law program is recognized by LL.M. Guide as a Top 10 Worldwide program.


  • Application Workshop Wednesdays

    Program coordinators will explain the admissions process and application requirements for the LL.M. program. They will answer any questions you may have on how and where to submit your application, which supporting documents to submit, etc. They also will cover scholarship opportunities, application fee waivers, as well as the J.D. + LL.M. Joint Degree and Intensive English + LL.M. study options.

    • Application + Scholarship Workshop
      Thursday, April 11, 2024
      12:30PM - 1:30PM ET
    • Application + Scholarship Workshop
      Thursday, April 25, 2024
      9:00AM - 10:00AM ET
    • Application + Scholarship Workshop
      Thursday, May 9, 2024
      5:00PM - 6:00PM ET
    • Application + Scholarship Workshop
      Thursday, May 23, 2024
      12:30PM - 1:30PM ET
    • Application + Scholarship Workshop
      Thursday, June 6, 2024
      9:00AM - 10:00AM ET
    • Application + Scholarship Workshop
      Thursday, June 13, 2024
      5:00PM - 6:00PM ET

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Miami - A Global Hub

Miami is the gateway to Latin America. Not only do many American, European, and Asian companies have their Latin American regional headquarters here, but also the culture of the city lends itself to the learning and practicing of this niche legal area.

As a global hub, Miami and The University of Miami School of Law is an ideal place to study International Law. Studying in Miami, students in the program are exposed to a broad background in public international law (both traditional public law and international economic law), comparative law, and international business transactions.


Full-time, Part-time Study

Students may study either specialization on a full-time or part-time basis. For part-time study, the same minimum number of credits is required for the LL.M. degree and must be earned within two years from the initial date of matriculation.

Courses & Requirements

Students must complete 24 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.30/4.00 and comply with the LL.M. writing requirement in order to receive the Masters of Law in International Law degree.

Many students pursue different paths in reaching this goal. The exact number of courses taken depends on how many credits are associated with each course. Many students are most interested in our varied international and comparative law courses.

  • International Law
  • International Economic Law/ International Finance
  • International Business Transactions

Public International Law

  • Advanced immigration Law
  • Human Rights Clinic
  • Immigration Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Moot Court
  • Law of the Sea

International Business and Cross Border Transactions

  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Deal Skills: Cross Border Finance Transactions
  • International Anti-Corruption
  • International Bankruptcy
  • International Business Seminar
  • International Intellectual Property
  • International Sales
  • International Tax
  • Sovereign Debt
  • Transnational Litigation with European Nexus

Foreign and Comparative Law

  • Comparative Law
  • Cuba Law and Policy
  • Doing Business in Latin America
  • Doing Business in Latin America Workshop
  • Foreign and International Legal Research
  • Islamic Law
  • Jewish Law and Talmud
  • Latin American Contracts (in Spanish)
  • Spanish for Lawyers

Joint J.D./LL.M.

The Joint J.D./LL.M. in International Law (General) offers the opportunity to earn both degrees at once, saving both time and tuition expense.

For Current J.D. Students

Timing and Application Requirements for Admission to the LL.M. Program

Joint J.D./LL.M. students must earn a combined 100 credits (instead of 112 normally required for a J.D. [88 credits] and LL.M. [24 credits] degree) with a grade point average of 2.3 out of 4.0 to earn both degrees.

When to Apply

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

Academic Snapshot

Begin Taking LL.M. Courses

Second or Third Year

Shortest Completion Time

6 semesters + 1 summer

J.D. Credits Required


LL.M. Credits Required


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Watch and Learn More

Information Session on "Legal Education and the Practice of Law in the U.S.: Opportunities for Foreign-Trained Lawyers"

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Program Leadership

Caroline Bradley, Faculty Chair, International Law (General) & Professor of Law

Contact Information

University of Miami School of Law
Office of International Law Programs
1311 Miller Drive, Room A316
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Phone: 305-284-5402
Fax: 305-284-5497
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET