To promote the multidisciplinary opportunities that are available at the University of Miami, Dean White has appointed Sandy Abraham as Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives. She will be helping us with a number of interdisciplinary initiatives including opportunities for Law School students to take courses outside of the Law School.
As we begin course registration for Fall 2010, please consider using your six elective credits to enroll in courses in another School or department at UM. Think about your academic interests, check the online course schedule in other schools, and see if there might be a good match for you. All graduate level courses (500-level and above). Please contact the course professor to ensure that he or she is willing to have a Law School student in the course. If you have any questions or problems contacting the course professor, please let Sandy Abraham, email@example.com, know and she will facilitate this communication.
There are courses in all Schools of the university that may be of interest: International Studies, Geography, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Business, and Communication are among the areas where you may identify courses which align nicely with a Law School curriculum, but you are not limited to these Schools/Departments. This is an opportunity to take a course that really interests you whether it is a seminar in modern history, a special topic in journalism, or in a completely unrelated discipline altogether.
You will be able to register for non-Law School courses through MyUM. If you have any problems registering, please contact Sandy Abraham. There are some courses requiring approval to register for: these will require an Add/Drop form submitted to Sandy Abraham so that the University's Registrar's Office can enroll you. The Dean of Students Office will be informed of all non-Law School courses for which J.D. students register.
There are a few points to note: 1) students with under a 2.5 GPA need approval from the Dean of Students Office and are generally discouraged from this option; 2) first year language courses cannot be taken for J.D. credit, though it may be possible to locate a non-credit beginning language course through the Division of Continuing and International Education, www.educationmiami.com; 3) introductory courses are generally excluded, and 4) your tuition for any non-Law School courses (except for those students in joint degree programs) will be paid to the School of Law, your current Law School scholarships will apply, and you will still be considered in full-time status. For non-joint degree students, the Law School will post a tuition waiver to ensure that you are paying the tuition rate at the Law School rather than the tuition rate of graduate programs.
If you have other questions or concerns about your course schedules for the summer and fall semesters, please do not hesitate to contact us here in the Dean of Students Office.
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