File - UCF Phi Alpha Delta
File - UCF Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Alpha Delta
29 CRITICAL QUESTIONS
The Law School Admissions Test
LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
• Best time to take exam (summer prior to senior year or
early fall of senior year)
– Prepare fully for the test – Average vs. High Score
– Investigate fee waiver
• LSAC-CAS (Law School Admission Council –
Credential Assembly Service)
– LSAT score and writing sample
– Transcript evaluation & copies of all transcripts
– E-application (application, recommendations &
Application fee and fee waiver
• Application – Apply before deadlines
– Suggested File Completion Date for Merit Scholarship:
January 9, 2015
– Priority Date for File Completion: February 2, 2015
– On-line application through LSAC
• $60 Application Fee
Miami offers merit or need-based waivers.
• LSAC Fee Waiver
– If granted an LSAC wavier, Miami Law will automatically
give applicants a fee waiver to apply.
Application Requirements – Complete Files
• Complete Miami Law online application through
• Two letters of recommendation or evaluations
(or combination); up to four accepted.
• Transcripts of all college-level courses
• Personal Statement
• Application Fee or Waiver
• Merit based scholarships
Based on credentials (GPA & LSAT) and overall strength of application.
• Miami Scholars
Based on credentials (GPA & LSAT), overall strength of application, and
demonstrated interest in public service. The Program offers its students
exclusive opportunities for legal advocacy training and mentoring from
the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center team, including
individualized curriculum advising and career planning assistance.
Class Profile 2014
2014 ENTERING LSAT/GPA STATS
3.41/158 – Average GPA/LSAT Score
3.63/160 – 75% Average GPA/LSAT Score
3.19/155 – 25% Average GPA/LSAT Score
Highest LSAT score given most weight. Also considered: GPA, extracurriculars, community service, leadership, a
personal statement, and recommendations.
54% (male) 46% (female)
18 – 52 years
24 (average age)
29 U.S. States Represented
9 Foreign Countries Represented
101 Undergraduate Schools Represented
50 Undergraduate Majors Represented
59% Speak One or More Foreign Languages
42% Identify as Members of a Minority Group or as Multiethnic
31% Are out of Undergraduate for One Year or More
Fall 2014/15 Recruitment Events
Miami Law participates in ~70 recruitment events throughout the U.S.
including on-campus or online forums. A full list is accessible online.
Tuesday, November 25th
(9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., School of Law)
Wednesday, November 5th (12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.)
Wednesday, February 4th (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Dean Patricia White was named the most influential woman in legal education by the National Jurist in
2013. Dean White has started an array of new and innovative initiatives during her leadership.
More Joint Degrees
Seven additional Joint Degree Programs have been approved.
Externship in D.C. with Professor Copeland
Career Development Office
Miami Law’s Career Development Office has ten advisors with law degrees who assist students in navigating the
national and local job market.
More Hands-On Training
A greatly expanded externship program.
Legal Communication and Research Skills course is taught by full-time instructors who guide
students in conducting sophisticated legal analysis, and drafting legal documents.
Litigation Specialization Certificate Program for those interested in being a litigator/trial lawyer.
International Exchange Offerings: New study abroad options being offered in Versailles, France;
Berlin and Hamburg, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; Haifa, Israel; Dublin, Ireland; Spain; China; Sao
Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Innovative Programs Miami Law boasts LawWithoutWalls™ and The Idea of the Hospital. The
Mindfulness in Law Program is Miami’s commitment to preparing students for academic excellence and
legal expertise while providing the tools to maintain a fulfilling work-life balance.
Miami Law’s Short 1-2 Credit Courses Taught by Experts from Across
the Country and Internationally. Examples include:
Food and Drug Law, Arnie Fried, principal in Arnold I. Friede & Associates, which specializes in
FDA-related legal and regulatory matters.
The Art of the Deal: Acquiring a Music Publishing Catalog, Harold Flegelman, Partner and CoChair of Corporate Media and Entertainment at Loeb & Loeb, LLP. in L.A.
Entertainment Law: Motion Pictures and Television, Nichols La Terza, an attorney at The Point
Media in LA, whose practice focuses on production, finance and distribution.
World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement, Pablo Bentes, Director of International Trade &
Investment at Steptoe & Johnson's D.C. office.
Class Action Litigation, Adam Moskowitz, partner at Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton.
Human Rights & Environment, Daniel Magraw, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns
Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and President Emeritus at the Center for
International Environmental Law (CIEL).
Law and Economics of Intellectual Property and Innovation, Eli Salzberger, professor at the
University of Haifa Faculty of Law and formerly served as the school's dean, President of the
European Association for Law and Economics (2008-2011).
Basic Concepts in International Arbitration, Professor Jan Paulsson, Michael Klein Distinguished
Scholar Chair at Miami Law, practices with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris, President of the
International Council for Commercial Arbitration.
The Law, Literature and Capital Punishment, Professor Susan Bandes is known as a scholar in
the areas of federal jurisdiction, criminal procedure and civil rights.
The Role of In-House Counsel at a Non-Profit, Lesley Rosenthal is the Vice President, General
Counsel and Secretary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Miami Law’s New Course Offerings Taught by Experts from Across the
Country and Internationally. Examples include:
Corporate Skills for New Lawyers
Areas covered by the course will include:
- MBA Essentials for Lawyers – Business Strategy; Competitive Theories
- How do clients choose a lawyer? What criteria do they use and how do you match them?
- What clients want in service delivery – the view from the General Counsel.
- Building a powerful network of contacts and developing a personal brand.
Representing the Professional Athlete
This course is taught by Professor Peter Carfagna who serves as Senior Counsel for Calfee, Halter & Griswold
LLP, in Cleveland, one of the preeminent Sports Law firms in the country. He has also served as Chief Legal Officer
& General Counsel of International Management Group (IMG) and was Senior Partner at Jones Day LLP.
Areas covered by the course will include:
- Problems an agent/attorney confronts when helping an athlete “go pro.” From there, the class discusses the
agent’s fiduciary duty to his client and proceed to discuss some of the more important legal doctrines relating to the
athlete-representation profession, involving intellectual property law, labor law, and contract law.
This all-virtual synchronous course will provide students with an overview of the current and evolving compliance
landscape and emerging best practices both within the United States and Germany.
Over a 3-month period, LWOW X teams up students from 4 law and business schools around the world—Miami
Law, University of Montreal, University College London, and IE University—with academic, lawyer, and
entrepreneur mentors to develop business plans that tackle the main problems facing legal education and practice
Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
Justice Kennedy spoke at length about the Framers of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the
separation of powers and the concept of checks and balances.
Richard Susskind, Authority on the Transformation of Legal Practice and Services
Susskind, Order of the British Empire, is an author, speaker, and independent advisor to major
professional firms and to national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of
professional service and, in particular, the way in which IT and the Internet are changing the
work of lawyers. He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years. His latest book, is
entitled Tomorrow's Lawyers (2013).
Ambassador John Bolton
Former Ambassador John Bolton delivered a lecture on "America in the World: The Obama
View“ at Miami. Ambassador Bolton discussed sovereignty and American exceptionalism.
Miami Law Programs
Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic
Children & Youth Law Clinic
Death Penalty Clinic
Federal Appellate Clinic
Health & Human Rights Clinic
Investor Rights Clinic
Tenants' Rights Clinic
At Miami Law, we offer Certificate Programs in the following areas of concentration:
Business and Financial Law Certificate program
International Law Certificate Program
Employment, Labor and Immigration Law Certificate Program
Litigation Specialization Certificate Program
Brings together students, faculty, practitioners, and entrepreneurs from around the country and the world to
explore innovation in legal education and practice.
Students from law schools around the world are paired up to conduct investigative research on an assigned
topic to identify a problem in legal education or practice.
Joint Degree Programs (new programs are in bold)
LL.M. - Master of Laws Degrees
These are degrees taken concurrently at the law school.
J.D./LL.M. in International Law
J.D./LL.M. in Ocean and Coastal Law
J.D./LL.M. in Real Property Development
J.D./LL.M. in Taxation
Miami Law offers joint degrees in cooperation with many schools at University of Miami.
J.D./M.B.A. - Business Administration
J.D./M.P.S. - Marine Affairs
J.D./M.P.H. - Public Health
J.D./M.M. - Music Business and Entertainment Industries
J.D./M.A. - Communications
J.D./M.P.A. - Public Administration
J.D./M.A. - Arts Presenting & Live Entertainment Management
J.D./M.S.Ed. in Law, Community and Social Change
Triple Degree J.D./LL.M./M.B.A.
This unique program is a combination of both an LL.M and a Master's degree and is for those who were
undergraduate business majors.
Miami Law offers the following specialized joint J.D./Ph.D. degrees:
J.D./M.D. Program in Medicine
J.D./Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy
International Exchange Programs
Sandra S. Abraham
Executive Liaison, Office of
Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives
University of Miami School of Law
Office of Student Recruitment, School of Law
Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives