PreLaw Magazine Awards Miami Law "A" in Seven Areas of Study

Grades awarded for Trial Advocacy, International Law, Public Policy Law, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Entertainment Law, and Technology Law.
PreLaw Magazine Awards Miami Law "A" in Seven Areas of Study

Miami Law has expertise in 18 areas of study and offers students the opportunity to focus their studies. So, it is not surprising that PreLaw Magazine’s Winter 2023 issue has once again given high marks to Miami Law in a variety of these legal areas.

Rankings are based on curricular offerings, such as clinics, concentrations, centers, externships, journals, and student groups.

A in Estate Planning

The increasing complexity of income tax, wealth transfer tax, and property laws, combined with an aging population have created a demand for attorneys with expertise in estate planning. Miami Law is ideally positioned to meet this demand with an extensive J.D. curriculum and world-class faculty provide students with the necessary background to become successful estate planners. Students can begin by gaining a fundamental understanding of estate planning or tax, then specialize by pursuing courses in the Heckerling Graduate LL.M. in Estate Planning or the Tax LL.M. program.

A in International Law

With one of the largest number of faculty members teaching and and engaged in scholarly research in the area of international law of any American law school, the University of Miami School of Law is renowned for its Global and International Law Program. With an extensive course catalog in international, foreign, and comparative law, students can prepare to work in a transnational global environment and in international commercial and investment arbitration, and to address significant issues of international law and practice and engage with global policy issues relating to climate change, migration, trade and finance and health. To further specialize there is the LL.M. in International Arbitration and the LL.M. in International Law.

A- in Public Policy Law

Experiential education is central to Miami Law’s mission to prepare students for modern legal practice. Through a diverse array of courses, students can apply theory from the classroom to public policy and real-world legal problems.

A- in Real Estate Law

Miami Law offers a robust curriculum in real estate taught by faculty recognized as leaders in a field that covers land use, housing, and commercial real estate, as well as the environmental and tax implications. Students can begin by gaining a fundamental understanding of property development and investment, then specialize by pursuing courses in the top-ranked Real Property Development LL.M. program.

A- in Entertainment Law

Whether a student's interest is in entertainment, arts, or sports law, Miami Law helps them develop a strong foundation with a wide array of doctrinal and practice-based courses. They can also dive deeper with innovative “short courses” taught by leading industry practitioners, many of whom make up the unique advisory board in the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports LL.M. program.

 A- in Technology Law

The law is increasingly tech-driven — from the way law firms do business, to the way courts operate. Miami Law offers a cutting-edge curriculum that covers the latest topics in technology law such as big data, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, legal informatics, programming, and much more. 

A- in Trial Advocacy

Other law schools typically only teach the trial advocacy portion as an intensive course delivered over a short period of time, but Miami Law’s Litigation Skills Program offers a comprehensive, semester-long litigation skills course open to all students who wish to participate, and it includes pretrial skills and trial skills.

These top rankings follow on the footsteps of 'A’ grades awarded to Miami Law for Business, Criminal, Family, Health, Human Rights.

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