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University of Miami (School of Law)

Located in one of the world's most exciting and international metropolitan areas, with a renowned faculty, a rich and diverse curriculum, a carefully selected student body, and world-class facilities, the UM School of Law is in the forefront of the nation's law schools. We are training legal professionals who will be the architects of a rapidly changing world.

Countering the well-publicized notion that law schools foster a dog-eat-dog environment, students, faculty and administrators at UM Law collaborate on a unique and overwhelmingly popular program to help first-year students adapt to the rigors of legal study. The Academic Achievement Program (AAP), better known as the “Dean’s Fellows Program,” assigns outstanding second- and third-year students (“Dean’s Fellows”) to work with students in first-year classes. On a weekly basis, each Fellow meets with students in a classroom setting and facilitates regularly scheduled study group sessions. Additional components of the AAP include the AAP Writing Center and the Fall and Spring Exam Workshop Series. Although participation is voluntary, approximately 90 percent of our first-year students take advantage of this highly effective program.

The University of Miami School of Law provides a solid grounding in all the traditional subjects that are basic to an understanding of the law and required for admission to state bars throughout the nation.

Our philosophy, however, is that our educational scope should extend well beyond the basics. We therefore offer several ambitious programs designed to teach students the craft as well as the theory of the law, to develop the research and writing skills critical to the legal profession, and to expose students to other skills necessary for effective professional service (such as negotiation and trial advocacy).

The Law School’s curriculum also addresses the problems of a changing society by offering courses that emphasize the international, economic, sociological, and psychological aspects of the law.

Students enrolled in the full-time program usually complete the degree requirements in three years. A minimum of 88 credits is required for the degree. Full-time students register for 16 credits each semester of their first year and a minimum of 12 credits each semester thereafter.

The University of Miami School of Law grades students according to the traditional four-point system, in which a D converts to one point and an A to four points. A cumulative average of 2.0 or above is required for the J.D.

School name:University of MiamiSchool of Law
Address:1311 Miller Drive
Zip & city:FL 33146 Florida

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