Requirements & Curriculum: Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development

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Degree Requirements

Candidates for the LL.M. must successfully complete 30 credit hours of required and approved courses with a C+ (2.5) or better average plus one internship. Full-time students may take as many as 16 credits each semester without incurring additional tuition expenses.

Students may elect to take one course per semester on a pass-fail basis. This option must be elected at registration or within two weeks of the first class meeting.

Flexibility in the RPD Program is emphasized, so the director may make adjustments based on an individual student's experience and needs. If the student does not complete the degree requirements within one academic year, they must be completed within three years after matriculation.

Curriculum 

For thorough preparation and to reflect the issues most relevant to practitioners, the program is organized into 4 components: Regular and concentrated courses, internships, and site visits.* 

Foundational, Semester-Long Course

These provide foundational study in law and theory. Courses are a mix of subjects especially designed for students in the LL.M. program and those from the J.D. curriculum that deal with real estate and related issues. Many are taught by full-time faculty with expertise in real property law and development.

  • Basic Condominiums, Cooperatives and Planned Developments
  • Basic Real Estate Tax
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • Internships (2)
  • Introduction to Real Estate Development
  • Land Security and Finance
  • Mortgage Law
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Real Estate Documents Workshop
  • Real Estate Project Development Workshop
  • Required Concentrated Courses
  • Environmental Regulation of Real Property
  • Financial Analysis of Real Estate Transactions

Elective Courses

Elective courses provide preparation for particular areas of interest.      

  • Advanced Condominiums, Cooperatives and Planned Developments
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Distressed Property Workouts
  • Environmental Law
  • Individual Graduate Research
  • Real Estate Transactions Workshop
  • Real Property and Government

Concentrated, Short Courses

Special topics are studied in concentrated courses and these are specially designed for RPD students and are taught by adjunct professors who are nationally recognized specialists in their field from across the U.S. These courses typically are valued at one credit and are taught over a relatively short period of time.

  • Current Real Estate Finance Issues
  • Drafting Design and Construction Documents
  • Eminent Domain
  • Housing Law and Policy
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Securitization of Real Estate
  • Takings Law and Legislation
  • The Law of Green Buildings
  • Title Insurance
  • Wetland Regulation and Real Property

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*Not all courses are taught within an academic year and may vary from term to term.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

For any questions, please contact Constance Bowers at:
Phone: 305-284-1754
Fax: (305) 284-2919
E-mailrpdinfo@law.miami.edu

Mailing Address:
University of Miami School of Law
Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development
1311 Miller Drive, B335 
Coral Gables, FL 33146

LEADERSHIP

Acting Director:
Associate Dean Raquel M. Matas

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QUICKLINKS

Admissions Information
Apply Now
Request Information

CONTACT INFORMATION

For any questions, please contact Constance Bowers at:
Phone: 305-284-1754
Fax: (305) 284-2919
E-mailrpdinfo@law.miami.edu

Mailing Address:
University of Miami School of Law
Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development
1311 Miller Drive, B335 
Coral Gables, FL 33146

LEADERSHIP

Acting Director:
Associate Dean Raquel M. Matas

RELATED INFORMATION

Miami’s Exciting Location
Housing Information
Transportation to Campus
Career Development - Miami Law’s career office assists with access to Career Advisors, all of whom are attorneys, job postings, on-campus interviewing, national job fairs and more.