Joint J.D./LL.M. Program in Estate Planning

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The Joint J.D./LL.M. Program offers students at the University of Miami School of Law an opportunity to earn both degrees over either six semesters and two summers of study, or over seven full semesters. The Joint Degree Program allows 12 LL.M. credits to be applied to the J.D. degree.

To Apply

Miami Law Students - Applications for the Joint J.D./LL.M. under either option will be accepted from full-time first year law students from the University of Miami School of Law as early as the spring of their 1L year.

Students From Other Law Schools - Students enrolled at other law schools who wish to apply to the joint J.D./LL.M. Program may do so in their 2L year. Applicants from other law schools must submit a letter from their home school dean confirming that our Graduate Program credits will be accepted for transfer toward their J.D. degree.

The application for the joint degree program is available online.

For More Information

Students interested in the joint degree program should contact Program Coordinator Laura Adams at 305-284-4918,

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Jonathan P. Lee - LL.M. 2006"The Graduate Program in Estate Planning provides a wide range of exposure to the issues that are prevalent in a sophisticated estate planning and administration practice. The courses are taught by some of the most esteemed estate planning experts throughout the United States. It is the most complete program available to prepare practitioners for the complex issues of an estate planning practice".

Jonathan P. Lee - LL.M. 2006
Ellis, Lawhorne & Simms, PA.
Columbia, South Carolina


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