Florida International adds LL.M. for foreign attorneys

Florida International University College of Law is adding a Master of Laws degree for foreign attorneys that will kick off in fall 2014.

The one-year program for attorneys holding law degrees from outside the United States will provide an introduction to the study of United States law and give 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,” said M. C. Mirow, founding director of the LL.M. program. “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.”

As South Florida’s only public law school, the Florida International 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.