University of Miami

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PO Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33124

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#61 Best Law Schools


#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: $44,626 per year and part-time: $1,560 per credit. The student-faculty ratio is 12.6:1. The School of Law at University of Miami has 145 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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Year founded 1926
Public/private Private
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
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 145
Student-faculty ratio 12.6:1
Total faculty 174

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,142
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 430


Tuition and fees

full-time: $44,626 per year
part-time: $1,560 per credit

Room and board $14,148


Employed at graduation2 32.3%
Median private sector starting salary $67,250
Median public service starting salary $47,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 663,475

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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