U.S. and Transnational Law LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers (General LL.M. Program)

The LL.M. in U.S. & Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers is Miami Law’s general LL.M. program. The program welcomes attorneys from all over the world to continue the study of law in a context that emphasizes American common law and its impact in the global economy.

While technically a specialization in the International Law LL.M., the program permits unusual flexibility and allows students to choose courses in their area of interest from the general law school curriculum and structure their studies according to their professional goals.

Who Should Consider this Program?

Maximum Flexibility - Select Your Courses, Meet Your Goals

The program allows students to take courses from Miami Law’s extensive course catalog alongside American J.D. students. Each student’s course of study is tailor-made on an individual basis depending on interests and career goals.

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Beatriz Lamounier“What really made the difference for me was the opportunity to understand how American law works, and how American lawyers think. The extent of the curriculum, the breadth of the curriculum-it’s key. It’s very interesting because it allows you to focus on your areas of practice or on any specific area you may want to develop because it’s very broad and open. Not all the universities allow students to choose among so many difference courses.”

Beatriz Barrionuevo Lamounier, LL.M. ‘90
Legal Director & Integrity Officer, Nutrien
São Paolo, Brazil

Personalized Attention

Students work with the Program Director who serves as a personal Academic Advisor to arrive at the best possible individualized program for each student. As a foreign-trained attorney, one’s background as well as future goals are considered.

Additionally, there is an orientation specifically for international students designed to assist with the transition to living in the U.S. and most specifically, Miami. There is also career advising from an advisor who has special training in assisting international LL.M. students.​

Earn a J.D. Degree - Joint J.D./LL.M. Degree Program

University of Miami School of Law gives students the option to earn a joint J.D./LL.M.

Students that are interested in applying to the joint J.D./LL.M. degree should consider taking one basic U.S. Law course in the fall semester that demonstrates his or her ability to handle J.D.-level work. It is also advantageous to study with at least one member of the tenure track faculty.

By the spring semester students can discuss with an advisor other academic requirements that will need to be satisfied.

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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Director of the U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers LL.M.: Caroline Bradley


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  • Meet the Team

    Sandra Freidrich

    Sandra Friedrich

    Assistant Dean, International Law Programs; Director, International Arbitration Institute;  Lecturer in Law

    Christiane Reis

    Christiane Reis

    Assistant Director, International Law Programs

    • Phone: +1 (305) 284-1831
    • Email:  cfr70@law.miami.edu
    • Address: 1311 Miller Drive, A316
      Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Alexandria Sellers

    Alexandria Sellers

    International Programs Manager, International Law Programs

    Alejandro “Alex” Capote

    Alejandro “Alex” Capote

    Senior Program Coordinator, International Law Programs

    Cindy Spencer

    Cindy Spencer

    Administrative Assistant, International Law Programs and International Arbitration Institute

    • Phone: +1 (305) 284-5402
    • Email: crs328@law.miami.edu
    • Address: 1311 Miller Drive, A316
      Coral Gables, FL 33146

  • Contact Information

    Program Leadership

    Director of the U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers LL.M.: Caroline Bradley

    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
    E-mail: intl-llm@law.miami.edu
    Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST