University of Miami School of Law

University of Miami School of Law

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Basic Information
Type: 
Private
Enrollment: 
935

University of Miami School of Law is one of the oldest and largest law schools in Florida. Founded in 1926, today it has more than 20,000 alumni practicing law throughout the United States and nearly 80 countries around the world.

With great size comes great power to offer a large array of courses and opportunities, said Therese Lambert, director of Student Recruitment. The campus is particularly energized these days with the recent addition of Dean Trish White, who is bringing new programs and life to the law school.

One of Dean White’s first initiatives has been to create new international programs and learning opportunities. Its “Law Without Walls” online courses let law students interact with faculty, practitioners and entrepreneurs from across the globe, Lambert said.

Its clinics and externship programs also are noteworthy, Lambert said, because of the expanded offerings. The goal is not only to give students experience, especially in this tight job market, but to expose more employers to Miami and thereby produce more job opportunities.

Miami also is proud of its student development program, which partners three staff members who also are attorneys with its first-year class. Every student meets with these attorneys, who help the students adjust to law school and define their professional goals. Additionally, the law school has student fellows who also are on call 24/7, Lambert said.

Published Winter 2011

Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
7/31
Application Fee: 

$60

Financial Aid Deadline: 

3/1

 LSATGPA
75th Percentile1603.59
Median1573.36
25th Percentile1553.17
Financial Profile
 ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition$49,042$49,042
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$28161
Percent receiving grants48.30%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
 Rate
Post-grad employment 82.20%
NJ Employment75.0
Bar Passage69.30%
State67.80%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2016: Practical Training: 
B+
Concentrations: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Entertainment Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Health Law
Human Rights
International Law
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy
Website: 
www.law.miami.edu