By an agreement, Miami Law grants scholarship to Externado graduates

The University of Miami, School of Law (Miami Law) and the Externado de Colombia signed an agreement under which the first awards Externado Law graduates a USD 15,000 scholarship to pursue LL.M studies in Miami.

The value of the scholarship ($15,000) will be deducted from the cost of tuition, for a maximum of four students per year, nominated by the Externado de Colombia University and accepted by Miami Law.

Students will be responsible for obtaining financial support covering the balance of the tuition fees and other costs, such as books, travel, personal and living expenses.  Additionally, students will have to buy health insurance offered by Miami Law. Any medical expenses not covered by the Miami Law health insurance shall be the responsibility of the student.

Selection process

  1. The Externado de Colombia University selects the candidates according to its internal procedures on international student exchange. Miami Law reserves the right to make the final decision on each nominated student’s eligibility.
  2. Graduate students must have obtained a Law degree.
  3. Interested students need to apply for the LL.M the program offered by Miami Law by following the usual application process and complying with all admission requirements established by the American institution.
  4. Students must take an English language proficiency test. TOEFL and IELTS are the only ones accepted.

Minimum scores required: 580 on paper, computer-based 23, and 92 on Internet.

The IELTS minimum score for admission is 7.0. A student can apply to the LL.M program without having reached the minimum TOEFL score but will be not admitted to the program until the minimum scores are reached. Alternatively, students make take an Intensive Legal English Course, described below:

Students needing to improve their command of the English language and not having obtained the minimum TOEFL score may apply to the International Law LL.M program including an Intensive Legal English Course. This three-semester program is designed for students who need to improve their English proficiency before beginning the LL.M program.

  1. Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits over a one-year period to complete the LL.M program.
  2. Students must show evidence of financial capability, supported by a letter from a Bank, indicating funds available for the estimated cost of tuition, books, housing, personal expenses, and the medical insurance students are required to obtain.
  3. Externado de Colombia University students already pursuing the LL.M program and meeting all the requirements, can apply to the J.D. program without taking the LSAT,  if admitted to the LL.M. / J.D. program.  Students wishing to continue the J.D. program will be responsible for obtaining financial resources to cover tuition fees and other costs. Miami Law does not offer or guarantee scholarship assistance for that period.

Miami Law currently has eight LL.M programs accepting foreign attorneys:

  • International Law with two specializations for foreign attorneys: