Overview

The Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development program is designed for the law graduate or attorney who wants to acquire or expand expertise in planning, structuring, and financing real estate projects, either as a practitioner, owner, or developer. Given the increased complexity of real estate development, pursuing a specialized post-graduate degree is one of the most effective ways to acquire the necessary breadth and depth of experience in this field.

Candidates for the LL.M. must successfully complete 30 credit hours of required and approved elective courses with a C+ (2.5) or better average.

Admission Requirements

All applicants to the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development must have earned, separate to the requirements of the Joint J.D./LL.M. Program, a J.D. or LL.B. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or an equivalent law degree from a foreign law school.

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL exam. Unless special permission is obtained from the director, full-time students may matriculate only in the Fall semester. The campus-based program is not designed for the part-time student.

Selection is based on evidence of intellectual capacity, strength of the applicant's law school and professional records and recommendations, and evidence of the applicant's commitment and ability to attain specialized education and skills. Applications are reviewed and acted on promptly after all required documents are received.

Curriculum Requirements

Foundational Courses
RPD 932Basic Condos, Coops, and Planned Unit Development2
RPD 961Commercial Real Estate Leasing2
RPD 900BASIC REAL ESTATE TAX2
RPD 923Introduction to Real Estate Development2
RPD 904LAND SECURITIES AND FINANCE2
RPD 178Mortgage Law2
RPD 901Planning and Zoning2
RPD 924Real Estate Documents Workshop2
RPD 965Real Estate Project Development2
RPD 971Environmental Regulation of Real Property1
RPD 934Financial Analysis of Real Estate Transactions1
Elective Semester-Long Courses10
DEVELOPING AFFORDABLE HOUSING: AN OVERVIEW OF REAL ESTATE, REGULATORY, AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Distressed Property Workouts
Bankruptcy
Construction Law
CONSTRUCTION LAW
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Real Property and Government
Concentrated, Short Courses
Drafting, Design, and Construction Documents
Hospitality
Securitization of Real Estate
Law of Green Buildings
THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FROM THE DEVELOPER'S PERSPECTIVE
Real Property Internship
Title Insurance
Negotiation Skills
WETLANDS REGULATION AND REAL PROPERTY
Total Credit Hours30

Real Property Development Full-Time LL.M. Track

(20 required credits + 9 elective credits/1 internship credit or 10 elective credits)

SUGGESTED TRACK

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
RPD 178 Mortgage Law 2
RPD 932 Basic Condos, Coops, and Planned Unit Development 2
RPD 923 Introduction to Real Estate Development 2
RPD 971 Environmental Regulation of Real Property 1
RPD 900 BASIC REAL ESTATE TAX 2
RPD 924 Real Estate Documents Workshop 2
RPD 934 Financial Analysis of Real Estate Transactions 1
RPD Elective(s) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
RPD 904 LAND SECURITIES AND FINANCE 2
RPD 901 Planning and Zoning 2
RPD 965 Real Estate Project Development 2
RPD 961 Commercial Real Estate Leasing 2
RPD Elective(s) 7
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours30

Mission

To provide the intellectual discipline, creativity, instruction and critical skills appropriate to an advanced educational opportunity for lawyers dedicated to working in the real estate field either as practitioners or entrepreneurs, across the U.S. or internationally, leveraging our location in Miami, an international business center, gateway to the Americas and Europe, and home to some of the most exciting real estate developments of the last decade, and ensuring that through class instruction by a faculty of subject-matter experts, site visits, interdisciplinary learning, and hands-on internships, students obtain full mastery of real property development law.

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