The International Law Certificate will give students a set of skills that will prepare them to deal with important aspects of transnational practice. The requirements for the certificate give students a foundation in international law, international business transactions, comparative or foreign law, and international dispute resolution, while providing sufficient flexibility to allow students to develop in-depth knowledge in particular areas of interest.
Students who are planning to work in the areas of international business transactions, international arbitration, transnational litigation, international human rights, international development, or whose practice is likely to involve the law of another country, should consider this curriculum choice.
Interested students should contact Professor Richard Williamson in their second semester of the first year if possible for advice on curriculum requirements and to notify the school of the intent to complete the certificate. Requirements are as follows:
A. Completion of a minimum of 92 credits overall.
B. A paper on an international, comparative, or foreign law topic that satisfies the upper-level J.D. writing requirement.
C. Completion of 18 credits as follows:
a. International Law Course
b. At least one offering in international business law:
c. At least one offering in comparative or foreign law:
d. At least one offering in international dispute resolution:
e. Sufficient additional offerings from any of the courses listed in (a) through (d) above, or below, to achieve at least 18 credits in total (not counting the paper):
D. An overall GPA of at least 3.000 in the course, seminar, workshop, and paper credits that count towards the certificate.
While one can become an expert in a particular legal area through work experience and post-law school study, many students choose to focus on a particular subject area during law school.
At Miami Law we have expertise in an array of legal areas some of which include: