U.S. and Transnational Law LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

Application Workshops on Wednesdays:

November 9 at 5:00 p.m.| November 16 at 12:30 p.m.| November 30 at 5:00p.m.| December 7 at 12:30 p.m.
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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?

  • Foreign-trained attorneys who want to learn about the U.S. legal system
  • Those looking for the possibility of remaining in the U.S. to practice law with the opportunity to earn a J.D. and/or qualify to take a U.S. Bar Exam, including New York
  • Individuals wanting to explore the field of international law outside of his or her own country
  • Foreign-trained attorneys who want to do an LL.M. and first need to improve English skills

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"

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 Graduate 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