Presently, international trade is turning more and more often towards international arbitration in order to resolve cross-border commercial and investment disputes. The University of Miami School of Law’s White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program provides a unique individualized educational opportunity for a small group of top quality students from a range of countries, wishing to acquire an in-depth grounding in the field as a platform for a successful career.
The University of Miami School of Law is prominently positioned, both academically and geographically, for the study of international arbitration. This is because Miami is the “portal to the Americas” and a well sought-after venue for resolving disputes through arbitration. The School of Law has created a unique infrastructure for interaction with local professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in international arbitration as well as a wide network of contacts, particularly in the Americas.
Students in this program are taught by an internationally renowned faculty, comprising of “world-class arbitrators”, including Jan Paulsson Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair, J. Martin Hunter and Carolyn Lamm - all recognized by International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, Chambers & Partners Global-wide, the Legal 500 in International Arbitration and 2013-2014 Top Lawyers.
The program, open to U.S. and foreign law graduates, offers specialized theoretical and practical courses arbitration. In addition, there is a broad selection of related subjects including course offerings with a focus on Latin America for future practitioners wishing to pursue a career involving interests in that region.
Admission to the program is highly selective, which allows for heightened attention and effective mentoring from our faculty - leading arbitration experts - who help students to start or advance their careers in international arbitration. Students attend international conferences and lectures, social events and meetings with arbitration lawyers. Students will write essays to be published in international arbitration journals and other suitable sources.
Miami Law graduates are currently working across the globe: London, Washington D.C., Mexico City, Tokyo, Zurich, Basel, Miami, and Casablanca. Placements amongst major law firms include Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, White & Case, Allen & Overy, and WilmerHale.
The University of Miami and Young ICCA award one full-tuition scholarship each year to attend the University of Miami’s International Arbitration LL.M.*. The winner is chosen on the basis of an essay competition and an assessment of skills and achievements.
*The arbitration specialization track currently within the International Law LL.M. program will, subject to ABA acquiescence and the University of Miami Board of Trustees approval, become a stand-alone LL.M. degree.
UM postgraduate applicants can also take advantage of international scholarships, which include Fulbright Scholarships. Additional funding opportunities may be available through the school. Please contact us to receive more information.
Director of the International Arbitration Institute: Marike Paulsson
The International Arbitration LL.M. program is led by: Professor Jan Paulsson, holder of the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair.
Guest Lecture: First Week of December 2014
Stephen M. Schwebel, former U.S. judge and president of the International Court of Justice, will deliver a lecture for students in our arbitration and international law program. Judge Schwebel currently is chairman of the seven-member Court of Arbitration between Pakistan and India constituted to adjudge their dispute over Indus Waters, and has written extensively on international arbitration. Read more at Who's Who Legal.
Patrick Miller '10
Click to hear Patrick discuss how Miami Law influenced his career path.
The winner of the 2013-2014 Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award is Eric van Eyken. Read more
The winner of the 2012-13 Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award was Wamiq Chowdhury. Read more