Overview

J.D. students have the opportunity to earn both degrees in only seven semesters, saving time and tuition. Students take graduate level entertainment, arts, and sports law courses during the third year of their J.D. program, with 12 LL.M. credit hours applied to both degrees. A total of 100 credits is needed to complete both degrees: 76 credits for the J.D. PLUS 24 credits for the LL.M.

Admission Requirements

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 their second year.

Foreign law graduates have the opportunity to earn both degrees in even less time. In addition to being able to apply 12 LL.M. credits to both degrees, students may also receive up to 29 Advanced Standing Credits for their foreign law studies to be counted towards their J.D.*

International Lawyers Interested in Taking U.S. Bar Exam: For international students interested in completing the joint J.D./LL.M. and sitting for a U.S. bar exam, please view the EASL International option requirements.
Foreign Students Who Need to Improve Legal English:  Miami Law offers a three-semester program - Intensive Legal English + LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law - designed for foreign-trained law graduates who did not achieve the minimum required TOEFL or Academic IELTS score and who need to improve their English proficiency before embarking on studying for their EASL LL.M.
Current LL.M. Students Who Are Foreign Attorneys: Application Requirements for Admission to the J.D. Program: Current Miami Law EASL 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 page for further information.

A separate admissions committee will review the application and determine eligibility to enter the J.D. program. The admissions committee takes into consideration grade point average in the classes taken with J.D. students while in the LL.M. program. In addition, because performance in basic U.S. law courses has been shown to be the best predictor of success in the J.D. program and passage of a U.S. Bar exam, the committee will take a close look at the character of the courses taken during the LL.M. year. It is strongly recommended that LL.M. students thinking about applying to the J.D. program take at least one 1L class and/or one basic U.S. law course during each semester of their LL.M. program.

Curriculum Requirements

JD REQUIREMENTS76
Refer to the link below for more information on the JD Requirements for Dual/Joint Degrees
LL.M. IN ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS, AND SPORTS LAW REQUIREMENTS12
LLM COURSES TAKEN IN FULFILLMENT OF BOTH DEGREES12
Total Credit Hours100

This is a sample Plan of Study. Your actual course sequence may vary depending on your previous academic experience as well as current course offerings. Students should meet with their academic advisor each semester to determine the appropriate course selection.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
LAW 11 Civil Procedure I 3
LAW 12 Contracts 4
LAW 13 Elements 3
LAW 15 Torts 4
LAW 19 Legal Communication and Research I 2
 Credit Hours16
Spring
LAW 14 Property 4
LAW 16 Criminal Procedure 3
LAW 17 U.S. Constitutional Law I 4
LAW 29 Legal Communication and Research II 2
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Year Two
Fall
Upper Level Law Courses 1-6
LL.M. Required Credits 6
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Upper Level Law Courses 1-6
LL.M. Required Credits 6
 Credit Hours16
Summer
Upper Level Law Courses 6
 Credit Hours6
Year Three
Fall
Upper Level Law Courses 1-6
LL.M. Required Credits 6
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Upper Level Law Courses 1-6
LL.M. Required Credits 6
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours100