University of Miami School of Law

University of Miami School of Law

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The University of Miami School of Law is a top-tier private law school located in Coral Gables, Florida. With a long-standing commitment to public service and academic excellence, the school offers an array of degree programs, including the Juris Doctor (JD) program, the Master of Laws (LLM) program, and several dual degree programs. The faculty is composed of distinguished scholars with extensive legal experience and expertise. The school also offers an extensive array of clinical opportunities for students to gain practical experience in a variety of areas of law. The University of Miami School of Law is known for its innovative approach to legal education, with an emphasis on experiential learning through clinics and externships that provide students with real-world experience in their chosen fields.

This page focuses on national rankings, acceptance rates, program costs, and merit-based scholarships of University of Miami School of Law, an accredited law program in the United States. Should you be interested in official name and common abbreviation of University of Miami School of Law, please follow this link:  https://www.abbreviationfinder.org/acronyms/um_university-of-miami.html

Established: 1926
School type: Private law school
Dean: David Yellen
Location: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Enrollment: 1,208
Faculty: 70 full time, 107 part time
USNWR ranking: 73rd (2023)
Bar pass rate: 82.5% (Florida bar exam, July 2021 first-time takers)

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Ranking: University of Miami

The University of Miami School of Law has been consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked #47 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Schools Rankings, and #36 in their 2021 rankings. The school is also highly regarded for its clinical programs, with U.S. News & World Report giving it an impressive #8 ranking for its clinics and externships, as well as a #7 ranking for legal writing programs in 2020. In addition to these rankings, the school has been recognized by The National Jurist magazine as one of their “Best Schools for Practical Training” for four consecutive years (2017-2020). The University of Miami School of Law also offers strong preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in public interest law, with a #5 ranking from PreLaw magazine in 2020. Furthermore, the Princeton Review’s 2021 edition of “Best Law Schools” ranks University of Miami School of Law at #14 nationally, and it is also consistently recognized by various other publications such as Forbes and Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms.

Top Law Schools of 2020
Score 47
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.8
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.0
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.17-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 155-160
Overall acceptance rate 51.7%
Student/faculty ratio 16.6
Graduates employed at graduation 76.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 97.6%
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.4%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar FL
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 77.6%

Tuition & Scholarships: University of Miami

The University of Miami School of Law offers a variety of tuition and scholarship opportunities for students. Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $49,346 for full-time students and $36,340 for part-time students. This tuition rate includes all required fees, such as student health insurance, library fees and technology fees. The school also offers a variety of scholarships to help students pay their tuition. The Law School Scholarship Program provides need-based grants to eligible first-year law students who demonstrate financial need. These grants range from $2,000 to full tuition and can be renewed each year. In addition, the school also offers merit scholarships ranging from $5,000 to full tuition based on academic achievement and leadership potential. Finally, the school has several endowed scholarships which are awarded based on merit or financial need criteria established by the donor. These awards range from $500 to full tuition and may be renewable each year depending on the terms set by the donor.

Financial Aid Office Information
Financial aid application deadline 03/01
Financial aid director Brenda Brown
Financial aid telephone (305) 284-3115
2019-2020 Expenses
Tuition Full-time: $36,594 per year, part-time: $1,572 per credit
Room and board $11,127
Books $1,178
Miscellaneous expenses $7,873
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes
2019 Grants
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 12.4%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 18.3%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of full tuition 1.5%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 1.4%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
25th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $15,285
Median grant amount of aid per full-time recipient (50th percentile) $20,000
75th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $23,000
25th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient N/A
Median grant amount of aid per part-time recipient (50th percentile) N/A
75th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient N/A
Indebtedness
Average indebtedness of 2019 graduates who incurred law school debt $95,087
Proportion who borrowed 81.2%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2019 J.D. graduates? No

University of Miami School of Law