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LLM Estate Planning

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Responsable(s) de la formation : Tina Portuondo
  • Contact administratif : Laura Adams
  • Adresse : 1311 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 , Coral Gables
  • Téléphone : 305-284-4918
  • Email administratif : ladams@law.miami.edu
  • Site Internet : Consulter

Application

  • Application Form: There are three different ways to submit your application. First, you may submit a completed application form electronically via our Online Application system. Second, we accept applications through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Third, you may use our paper application by downloading it here.

  • Application Fee: A U.S.D. $50.00 application fee is required. This application fee is non-refundable, and will not be credited toward tuition or any other account in the event of admission.

  • Statement of Purpose of approximately 500 words in English. Please address your academic and professional background, your professional goals, specific areas of interest, and other matters which you think are of importance. We recommend that you summarize your professional background in a résumé or curriculum vitae submitted separately.

  • Undergraduate and Law School Transcripts and Notarized Copy of Diplomas: Arrange for official transcripts from your undergraduate university and law school to be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate and J.D. Admissions. All documents not in English, Spanish or Portuguese must be translated into English.

  • LSDAS Report and LSAT Score: For U.S. law graduates ONLY.

  • TOEFL score for applicants whose native language is not English. Minimum required TOEFL score for admission: 580 paper-based, 237 computer-based and 92 internet-based. The IELTS exam is also accepted. Minimum required IELTS score for admission: 7.0.

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Obtain two letters of recommendation from two law school professors stating in detail their opinion of your qualifications for graduate law study. Attorneys in practice more than two years may submit letters of recommendation from an employer or colleague.

  • Scholarship Request Form and Research Assistant Form: The scholarship committee generally meets in March of each year to begin awarding scholarships for the following fall semester. We encourage you to apply before this date if you wish to be considered for scholarship assistance.

  • Statement of Financial Responsibility and Verification of Sponsorship: For admitted students requiring a visa ONLY. If admitted, you must submit a Statement of Financial Responsibility. You will also need to submit a verification of sponsorship or bank letter demonstrating your ability to defray your education and living expenses while in the United States. This information is required by the U.S. Government for immigration purposes. (Not required of citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.)

Please click here for further information about the application process.

Admission

  • Application Form: There are three different ways to submit your application. First, you may submit a completed application form electronically via our Online Application system. Second, we accept applications through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Third, you may use our paper application by downloading it here.

  • Application Fee: A U.S.D. $50.00 application fee is required. This application fee is non-refundable, and will not be credited toward tuition or any other account in the event of admission.

  • Statement of Purpose of approximately 500 words in English. Please address your academic and professional background, your professional goals, specific areas of interest, and other matters which you think are of importance. We recommend that you summarize your professional background in a résumé or curriculum vitae submitted separately.

  • Undergraduate and Law School Transcripts and Notarized Copy of Diplomas: Arrange for official transcripts from your undergraduate university and law school to be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate and J.D. Admissions. All documents not in English, Spanish or Portuguese must be translated into English.

  • LSDAS Report and LSAT Score: For U.S. law graduates ONLY.

  • TOEFL score for applicants whose native language is not English. Minimum required TOEFL score for admission: 580 paper-based, 237 computer-based and 92 internet-based. The IELTS exam is also accepted. Minimum required IELTS score for admission: 7.0.

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Obtain two letters of recommendation from two law school professors stating in detail their opinion of your qualifications for graduate law study. Attorneys in practice more than two years may submit letters of recommendation from an employer or colleague.

  • Scholarship Request Form and Research Assistant Form: The scholarship committee generally meets in March of each year to begin awarding scholarships for the following fall semester. We encourage you to apply before this date if you wish to be considered for scholarship assistance.

  • Statement of Financial Responsibility and Verification of Sponsorship: For admitted students requiring a visa ONLY. If admitted, you must submit a Statement of Financial Responsibility. You will also need to submit a verification of sponsorship or bank letter demonstrating your ability to defray your education and living expenses while in the United States. This information is required by the U.S. Government for immigration purposes. (Not required of citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.)

Please click here for further information about the application process.

Career Path

The Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning enables attorneys to gain expertise in individual and estate planning — a specialization increasingly in demand due to the increasing complexity and uncertainty surrounding today's economic and legal environments, combined with changing population demographics.

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Career Path

The Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning enables attorneys to gain expertise in individual and estate planning — a specialization increasingly in demand due to the increasing complexity and uncertainty surrounding today's economic and legal environments, combined with changing population demographics.

For further information : click here.

Curriculum

Fall Semester:

  • Corporate Tax
  • Federal Wealth Transfer Tax
  • Income Tax for Estate Planners
  • Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • Partnership Tax

Spring Semester:

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Charitable Gifts and Foundations
  • Dispositions of the Family Business
  • Drafting and Preparation of Estate Plans 
  • Drafting for Estate Planners 
  • Elder Law

For further information : click here.

Program

Fall Semester:

  • Corporate Tax
  • Federal Wealth Transfer Tax
  • Income Tax for Estate Planners
  • Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • Partnership Tax

Spring Semester:

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Charitable Gifts and Foundations
  • Dispositions of the Family Business
  • Drafting and Preparation of Estate Plans 
  • Drafting for Estate Planners 
  • Elder Law

For further information : click here.