Joint Degrees - Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development

Miami Law J.D. and LL.M. students have the opportunity to apply to the joint J.D./LL.M. and joint J.D./M.B.A. + LL.M. programs in Real Property Development. The joint degree programs offer the opportunity to earn multiple degrees simultaneously, saving both time and tuition expense.

Joint J.D. & LL.M.

The Joint J.D./LL.M. Program in Real Property Development offers students an opportunity to earn both degrees in seven semesters. Students begin to take graduate level real estate courses during their third year, with 12 LL.M. credit hours counting toward both degrees. The Joint J.D./LL.M. option is available to students from the University of Miami School of Law who have earned a minimum GPA of 2.80.

Students who are enrolled at other law schools and wish to apply to the joint J.D./LL.M. Program must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.00. They must also submit a letter from their home school dean confirming that our program credits will be accepted for transfer toward their J.D. degree.

Students seeking admission to the joint degree program should apply no later than the end of the spring semester of their second year of law school. Students may apply earlier than the spring semester of their second year, with acceptance being conditioned upon GPA and other requirements being satisfied.

  • Basic Condominium, Cooperative and Planned Unit Development (2 credits)
  • Basic Real Estate Tax (2 credits)
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing (2 credits)
  • Environmental Regulation of Real Property (1 credit)
  • Financial Analysis of Real Estate Transactions (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Real Estate Development (2 credits)
  • Land Security and Finance (2 credits)
  • Mortgage Law (2 credits)
  • Planning and Zoning (2 credits)
  • Real Estate Documents Workshop (2 credits)
  • Real Estate Project Development Workshop (2 credits)

Students have to complete at least 4 credit hours from among the following electives:

  • Advanced Condominium, Cooperative and Planned Unit Development (2 credits)
  • Construction Law (3 credits)
  • Current Real Estate Finance Issues (1 credit)
  • Distressed Property Workouts (2 credits)
  • Drafting, Design and Construction Documents (1 credit)
  • Housing Law and Policy (1 credit)
  • Internship (1 credit)
  • Law of Green Buildings (1 credit)
  • Negotiation Skills (1 credit)
  • Public-Private Real Estate Initiatives (1 credit)
  • Real Estate Transactions Workshop (2 credits)
  • Real Property and Government (2 credits)
  • Securitization of Real Estate (1 credit)
  • Takings law and Legislation (1 credit)
  • Title Insurance (1 credit)
  • Wetlands (1 credit)

Note: Elective courses are not offered every semester.

When to Apply

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

3L year

Shortest Completion Time

7 semesters OR 6 semesters + 2 summers

J.D. Credits Required


LL.M. Credits Required


Number of Credits Saved


Application Requirements for Admission to the J.D. Program

Current Miami Law Real Property Development LL.M. students should submit an application for admission to the J.D. program during the Fall semester of their LL.M. studies and no later than November 1. It is recommended that students discuss their intention to apply to the J.D. program with their LL.M. program director early on in their LL.M. studies to make sure their course selection enables them to complete all graduation requirements effectively. Please refer to the J.D. application overview for further information.

A separate admissions committee will review their application and determine eligibility to enter the J.D. program. The admissions committee takes into consideration the nature of, and grade point average in, classes taken by the applicant while enrolled in the LL.M. program. 

More Information

J.D./LL.M. in Real Property Development
Real Property Program Coordinator
Telephone: 305-284-1754

Triple Degree J.D./M.B.A. + LL.M.

The triple degree program offers a combination of legal and business degrees exclusively to students who were undergraduate business majors. These credentials are ideal for anyone with a long-term goal of servicing top corporate clients or becoming a senior executive in the real estate/real property arena. They also serve as significant assets in today's competitive marketplace to any attorney starting out in real estate law.


In this unique program students can obtain three degrees in four years – a J.D., an M.B.A. and an LL.M. Students are essentially able to complete both the LL.M. and J.D. degrees in seven semesters and can complete an M.B.A. degree with only an additional two semesters or fewer, if summer school courses are taken.

  • Once J.D students begin their 2L year of law school, they can apply to the LL.M. program in Real Property Development after having completed specific prerequisites.
  • Early in the 2L year, students should apply to the Accelerated MBA program to be considered for any financial aid/scholarship options available at the School of Business.
  • Lear more about the Accelerated M.B.A. program at the Miami Business School.
  • See a sample schedule

When to Apply

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. (Note: 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. - 3L year
  • M.B.A. - Summer between 2Land 3L year

Shortest Completion Time

8 semesters + 1 summer

Number of Credits Saved

12 (6 J.D., 6 LL.M.)

For More Information

J.D./LL.M./M.B.A. Program
Terrell E. West II
Associate Registrar
Office of the Law Registrar
Phone: 305-284-2685

Accelerated M.B.A. Program
University of Miami School of Business Administration
Graduate Business Programs
Phone: 305-284-2510 or toll free 1-800-531-7137
Website: Accelerated M.B.A. Program