Law School Overview
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|Ranking score and category|
#5 in Tax Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at University of Miami has an application deadline of July 31. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of Miami is $60. Its tuition is full-time: $42,938 per year and part-time: $1,500 per credit. The student-faculty ratio is 13.0:1. The School of Law at University of Miami has 144 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
At the University of Miami School of Law, students live and study in Coral Gables, Fla. The school has a high law school ranking in tax law. Miami Law students can cater their education to a specific area of study, including sports and entertainment law, corporate law, international law, and environmental law. Students can also specialize their education through a variety of joint degree programs, including a J.D./M.B.A. through the University of Miami School of Business Administration, a J.D./Master of Professional Science in Marine Affairs through the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and a J.D./Master of Arts in Communications through the University of Miami School of Communication.
The law school offer hands-on training experience through its clinical program, which includes training in health and elder law, human rights law, and bankruptcy assistance. Students can also consider joining the Miami STREET LAW program, which works with local teens to teach critical thinking and legal analysis, as well as student organizations including the Maritime Law Society, the Older Wiser Law Students club, and The Order of Barristers organization. Experiential opportunities may also exist in school-operated centers and institutes, including the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and the Therapeutic Jurisprudence Center. Law journals at the school include the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review.
Each year, students compete in the Dean’s Cup, a competition between the law school and the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine that features games, eating contests, and more. For time away from Miami, the law school offers a variety of exchange programs in locations such as Berlin, Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, and Zurich. It also offers a unique summer program focusing on water resources management in Vietnam and China.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||July 31|
|Full-time program application fee||$60|
|Part-time program application fee||$0|
|Admissions Phone||(305) 284-2795|
|Full- and part-time faculty||144|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||461|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $42,938 per year
|Room and board||$13,824|
|Employed at graduation 2||31.2%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$70,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$43,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||655,458|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data