College of Law to offer Master of Laws degree beginning fall 2014

The College of Law will offer a Master of  Laws degree, a one-year program for attorneys holding law degrees from outside the United States.

The first class of students will enroll in the fall semester of 2014.  The degree, known as an LL.M., provides an introduction to the study of United States law and gives students a general, conversant level of understanding of United States legal institutions, substantive law, and practice. After completing the LL.M., and depending on the courses selected by the student, graduates may sit for the New York Bar.

“We have a superb place to study law.  It will be great to share it with students from around the world.  And as an intellectual community, we will all benefit from these students,” said M. C. Mirow, founding director of the LL.M. program at FIU.

As South Florida’s only public law school, the FIU College of Law is known for its diverse faculty and students, its emphasis on comparative and international law, and its service to the public. In keeping with Miami’s business and community, many of its faculty members work in international areas or have international experiences.  The College of Law has received numerous awards and recognitions including most recently being ranked as the top school for Hispanics by The National Jurist and the third most diverse law school by U.S. News.

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