LL.M. Program

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Why an LL.M. at FIU Law?

Our core LL.M curriculum provides foreign lawyers with a solid foundation in United States and transnational law, and advanced research and writing skills in English, while also allowing our students to tailor their coursework to their own professional goals by designing a personalized academic schedule that serves their needs. To this end, FIU Law offers several Pathways to the Profession that help our students build their law career to their individual goals. LL.M students may take advantage of these options and enroll in virtually every course offered in the J.D. program including those designed for the first year curriculum, and courses approved by the New York Board of Bar examiners, and other jurisdictions.

The 24 credits needed to complete our LL.M. can be concluded in one year (2 semesters) on a full-time basis, but there is also the possibility of part-time enrollment. Upon completion of the LL.M curriculum, students may opt to transfer to the J.D. program, prepare for the Bar exam needed to obtain a license to practice law in certain U.S. states, gain work experience through an Optional Practical Training (O.P.T.), or pursue other academic or professional endeavors. Whatever the path chosen, our highly qualified faculty advisors and staff are always eager to help our graduates make the best choices for their future.

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Top 50 Public Research University Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. FIU is ranked a top-50 innovative public university by U.S. News & ... Read More

Top 50 Public Research University Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. FIU is ranked a top-50 innovative public university by U.S. News & World Report and a top-50 national public university by Washington Monthly. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students real opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian—FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. Read less