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  • Joint-Degree Programs - Law
    Estate Law Pathway Bar Preparation FIU Law Review Competition Teams Center for Professionalism Ethics Trial Advocacy Program Student News FIU Law soon to be graduate shares her experience at the NBLSA Pre Law conference December 11 2015 Scheril Murray Powell shares her experience at the 9th Annual NBLSA Pre Law conference Third year law student Jessica Satinoff receives Leesfield Scolaro P A scholarship December 8 2015 Jessica Satinoff receives Leesfield Scolaro P A scholarship FIU offers a broad range of high quality graduate level degree programs Law students interested in interdisciplinary study may take advantage of these curricula through one of the following joint degree programs JD M B A Master of Business Administration JD M A L A C S Master of Latin American Caribbean Studies JD M P A Master of Public Administration JD M S E S Master of Science in Environmental Studies JD M S W Master of Social Work JD M S Psych Master of Science in Psychology JD MIB Master of International Business JD MSCJ Master of Science in Criminal Justice JD M S C M Master of Science in Construction Management Students enrolled in a joint degree program will have the opportunity to study both law and another discipline in such a way that the study of each will enhance and complement the study of the other Further joint degree candidates will be able to obtain the two degrees in less time than it would take to obtain both degrees if pursued consecutively Students interested in one of the joint degree programs should consult with the Office of the Registrar at the FIU Law for further information and advice Each college offering the joint degree program manages its own independent admissions process and procedures In addition to these programs students may be able

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/academics/curriculum/joint-degree/ (2016-01-02)
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  • JD Advanced Standing - Law
    should contain the following reference line Re Addendum to Application Request for Advanced Standing for Prior Legal Studies Transcripts from outside the United States must be submitted for evaluation and translation if necessary either 1 to a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services NACES or 2 to the Credential Assembly Service of the Law School Admission Council for transcript authentication and evaluation To become a candidate for the JD degree students must have either a bachelor s degree from a US regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from an international institution This process will determine if your international degree satisfies this requirement To view a list of NACES approved agencies visit www NACES org or call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 305 348 8006 Visit the Credential Assembly Service of the Law School Admission Council All applicants must take the LSAT Scores are submitted to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Some applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL Candidates for whom English is not their first language must take the TOEFL if their LSAT score is under 156 Candidates must request that scores be sent directly to the FIU Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Candidates who receive a score of 156 or higher on the LSAT may request a waiver of the TOEFL from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Information on the TOEFL may be found here Required First Year Courses Because credit for prior legal studies is awarded for elective courses only students must complete the entire required first year curriculum Full time students will take Torts Contracts Constitutional Law Legal Skills and Values I II Property Civil Procedure Criminal Law and Introduction to International and Comparative Law and Legal Skills in their first two semesters Part time students will take these courses over three semesters usually in evening classes Depending on their prior studies students with advanced standing may seek a waiver of Introduction to International and Comparative Law Upper Level Study to Complete the JD After completing the required first year courses students should structure their studies to give them maximum exposure to core areas of United States law Students are required to meet the regular requirements for graduation including Legal Skills and Values III Professional Responsibility and a seminar Students with advanced standing do not have to take an upper level international or comparative law course or litigation or alternative dispute resolution courses but may choose to do so after considering their prior studies intellectual interests and future professional goals With focus on the goals of practicing law and success on the bar exam students should consider the following courses to finish their degree Administrative Law Business Organizations Criminal Procedure Evidence Family Law Federal Courts Federal Income Tax First Amendment Florida Civil Practice Florida Constitutional Law Immigration Law Real Estate Transactions Sales Secured Transactions and Wills and Trusts Students with advanced standing should consult with the Office of International

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/international-grad/jd-foreign-lawyers/ (2016-01-02)
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  • Semester Abroad - Law
    Abroad Program Credits for semester abroad programs are governed by FIU Law s Academic Policies Regulations as well as by the American Bar Association ABA FIU Law will assist you in developing a viable plan Requirements Students should have completed their first year or equivalent if part time Generally students should complete all of their required courses at FIU Law before seeking to study abroad Credit is given for grades earned of C or better Pass or equivalent Grades that satisfy criteria set forth in the section on Transfer Credits in the Student Handbook may be transferred to FIU Law Students must be fluent in the language of instruction at the foreign institution and may be tested by FIU for language proficiency prior to their departure Students must receive pre approval from FIU Law s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Courses taken or completed before approval is granted will not be transferred to FIU Law ABA Criteria for Approval of Individual Student Study Abroad for Academic Credit found here ABA Criteria for Student Study at a Foreign Institution Download and review a copy of the criteria for student study here ABA approved Foreign Semester Programs Visit the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Semester Program web page Submit your preference to Lisbeth D Lima Application Process Deadline to apply for spring semester is no later than October 1and March 1 for the fall semester Submit a proposal for your course of study to Lisbeth D Lima Coordinator for International Graduate Studies Programs with a 250 00 check Students will pay the tuition and fees applicable to the foreign institution and will not pay tuition or fees at FIU Law for the credits earned abroad unless there is a specific exchange agreement between the two universities Download Application PDF Academic Advising The ABA Criteria for Approval of Individual Student Study Abroad for Academic Credit requires a full time faculty member from FIU Law and one professor from the foreign institution to supervise the student s course of study Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill all of FIU Law s required courses before studying abroad This includes requirements for a long paper two skills course credits and at least two statutory courses Financial Aid Students may receive financial aid only for credits transferred back to FIU Law Students may apply for student loans to cover fees transportation and the cost of living expenses while at the foreign institution Many foreign universities especially in Europe have been assigned a Federal Loan Identification Number which allows the WMCL Financial Aid Office to administer federal loans as if the student were studying in the US Students may also be eligible for scholarships awarded specifically for study abroad Check the following web site for information Fastweb It lists over 180 000 scholarships and loans For more information regarding financial aid please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Passports and other Information Passports are required for entry into or for extended

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/international-grad/semester-abroadintl-student-exchange/ (2016-01-02)
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  • Study Abroad - Law
    in good academic standing a 2 0 GPA or higher Students should have completed their first year or equivalent if part time Monday May 30 2016 is a holiday in Sevilla On that date before classes begin students are required to attend an orientation in Sevilla During this orientation students will be given a tour of the law school building Barrio Santa Cruz and surrounding areas A dinner reception will be held at a restaurant in the beautiful neighborhood of Santa Cruz in Sevilla Program will run from May 30 July 6 2016 6 weeks Classes are held four days per week from 10 a m 2 p m for five weeks Most Fridays are free Final exams are held during the sixth week Site Visits One round trip train ticket to Madrid is included in the fees Students will visit the following among others the Spanish Senate Senado Constitutional Court in Madrid Courses and Credits Evaluation of student performance in all Seville Summer Program courses shall conform with the regular FIU Law grading scale Please see Academic Policies and Regulations Part VI There is no grade normalization requirement for courses in the Seville Summer Program Comparative Property Law Course will be co taught by FIU Law Professor Rodriguez Dod and Professor Juan Carlos Murga Fernández from Universidad de Sevilla Facultad de Derecho Comparative Criminal Law Course will be co taught by FIU Law Professor Phyllis Kotey and Professor Rando Casermerio from the Universidad de Sevilla Facultad de Derecho Program Schedule Classes run four days per week from 10 a m 2 p m for five weeks The final exams are held on the sixth week The official start date is Monday May 30 2016 and the last final exam is Wednesday July 6 2016 On May 30 2016 the Monday before classes begin students are required to attend an orientation in Sevilla During this orientation students will be given a tour of the law school building Barrio Santa Cruz and surrounding areas Following this event a dinner reception will be held at a restaurant in the beautiful neighborhood of Santa Cruz in Sevilla One round trip train ticket to Madrid Students will visit the following sites The Spanish Senate Senado Constitutional Court in Madrid Tribunal Constitucional Criminal Court in Seville Faculty Eloisa Rodriguez Dod FIU Law Professor Phyllis Kotey FIU Law Professor Beatriz Campuzano Díaz University of Seville Professor of Law Pilar Cubiles Sánchez Pobre University of Seville Professor of Law profesora de apoyo acompañante a las visitas educativas Myriam Herrera Moreno University of Seville Professor of Law Juan Pablo Rando Casermeiro University of Seville Professor of Law Profesor del curso del Comparative Penal law Miryam Rodríguez Izquierdo Serrano University of Seville Professor of Law Blanca Rodríguez Ruiz University of Seville Professor of Law Juan Pablo Murga Fernández University of Seville Professor of Law profesor del curso de Comparative proterty Cecilia Gómez Salvago Sánchez University of Seville Professor of Law Tuition and Financial Aid Tuition 2016 4 500 for

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/international-grad/spain/ (2016-01-02)
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  • International Student Exchange Program - Law
    FIU tuition and fees for your program and ensures the timely release of your Financial Aid Requirements Students who have completed their first year or equivalent if part time may submit applications for semester abroad programs Generally students should complete all of their required courses at FIU College of Law before seeking to study abroad so students are generally in their second or third year before undertaking this semester study abroad program Credit is given for grades earned of C or better Pass or the equivalent Grades that satisfy criteria set forth in the section on Transfer Credits in the Student Handbook may be transferred to FIU College of Law Students must be fluent in the language of instruction at the foreign institution and may be tested here at FIU for language proficiency prior to their departure Students must receive pre approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at FIU College of Law beginning any semester study abroad program Courses taken or completed before approval is granted will not be transferred to FIU College of Law For your information the ABA Criteria for Approval of Individual Student Study Abroad for Academic Credit can be found at here Application Process Students need to apply no later than October 1 for Spring Semester and March 1 for Fall Semester the earlier the better Students must submit an application to the Associate Dean of International Graduate Studies Through the office of International Graduate Studies you will be assisted in applying to the host school counseled for international travel and supervised Students who are accepted by the foreign institution and have received approval from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at FIU College of Law may then submit a list of courses Depending on the Exchange Agreement between the two universities tuition will be explained to you Academic Advising The ABA Criteria for Approval of Individual Student Study Abroad for Academic Credit requires a full time faculty member from FIU College of Law and one professor from the foreign institution to supervise the student s course of study Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill all FIU College of Law s required courses before studying abroad This includes requirements for LSV III seminar litigation and alternative dispute resolution courses and community service The semester or year abroad may be used to fulfill the international requirement Financial Aid Students may receive financial aid only for credits transferred back to FIU College of Law Students may apply for student loans to cover fees transportation and the cost of living expenses while at the foreign institution The FIU College of Law Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will administer federal loans as if the student were studying in the United States once the host institution sends the Consortium Agreement and proof of enrollment Students may also be eligible for scholarships awarded specifically for study abroad Check fastweb com for information on many scholarships and loans For more information regarding financial aid please contact FIU College of Law

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/international-grad/international-student-exchange-program/ (2016-01-02)
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  • Visiting Researcher Program - Law
    by the Office the candidate must obtain the support of a permanent law faculty member working in their academic field and must submit an official transcript from the university issuing the highest degree Applications will be considered throughout the academic year After you ve been accepted If you have been accepted into the Visiting Researcher Program VRP follow these instructions Please pay the VRP fees at these links provided below VRP Application Fee https law fiu edu product visiting researcher application fee 100 one time fee If possible please pay the full amount for the duration of your visit in one payment VRP Monthly Fee https law fiu edu product visiting researcher monthly fee 100 month Follow the instructions below and submit the appropriate forms in order for your DS 2019 to be processed All forms and information must be submitted to Lisbeth D Lima at mailto ldlima fiu edu We cannot process your DS 2019 until the following items have been submitted Confirm your exact dates of the visit The insurance plan offered through FIU begins its coverage cycle on the 17 th of the month and ends on the 16 th of the month Therefore it is more cost effective to start your visit on the 17 th and finish on the 16 th Once the dates are confirmed we will use those exact dates on all of your visa paperwork and it will no longer be possible to change the dates of your visit Submit a copy of your passport and of your dependents passports applying for F2 visas Complete the New Employee Form here You may leave the first two blanks empty Read through this document entirely and fill out the section EXCHANGE VISITOR INFORMATION PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY complete filling the form out until you get to the section on the second page CERTIFICATION OF FACULTY SPONSOR PLEASE READ AND SIGN This section will be completed by us If you are currently a student at your home university outside of the United States submit this initial DS 2019 application If you are not currently a student please submit this initial DS 2019 application If you have any dependent s and are applying for F2 visa s for your dependent s please complete this form Read and complete the form to make your medical insurance payment This must be paid before we can process your DS 2019 Insurance Form If you purchase your own health insurance your health insurance company must complete this form It must then be approved by FIU Otherwise FIU cannot process your DS 2019 Alternate Insurance Form Submit financial documentation bank statement in English which verifies in U S dollars how you will be supported while here Refer to page 4 of initial DS 2019 application refer to 4 for more information Submit the English proficiency form and any required documents along with the English proficiency form English Proficiency Form If you are currently pursuing a degree from your university outside

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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Pathway - Law
    proof and presumptions functions of judge and jury competency and privileges of witnesses and exclusion of testimony of witnesses and documents International Commercial Arbitration LAW 6316 International Commercial Arbitration 2 3 The course covers the basics of the law and practice of international commercial arbitration including drafting arbitration clauses in international transactions and enforcement of arbitral agreements preparing and presenting cases before arbitral tribunals including issues of witnesses experts discovery and evidence recognition enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards the major international arbitral institutions and their rules of procedure the relationship between international arbitration and national court systems and various treaties and conventions dealing with international arbitration Mediation LAW 6383 Mediation 3 Students will gain an understanding of the practice of mediation from the perspective of a lawyer representing a client along with acquiring the skill to focus on the interactions of the participants Negotiation LAW 6313 Negotiation 2 3 The course is designed to provide students an understanding of the history process and practice of negotiation through role plays simulations and life experiences Advanced Electives Critical Legal Theory LAW 6230 Critical Legal Theory 2 3 This course explores the relationship between law and legal institutions and ideology It addresses questions relating to the role of law in society and whether and to what extent law serves to perpetuate existing economic and social privileges at the expense of less powerful members of society Education Law LAW 6583 Education Law 2 3 The course focuses on educational policy and the intersection of public schools and the law The course covers topics such as school desegregation compulsory school attendance laws curriculum content the First Amendment in schools flag salutes school prayer government aid to parochial schools school financing voucher plans community control of schools bilingual education and issues surrounding single sex schools Health Law LAW 6720 Health Law 2 3 This is a study of numerous topics including national health care programs health care financing reimbursement licensing and accreditation hospital organization physician and patient autonomy antitrust law quality of care and medical malpractice and ethical issues related to availability of health care and services Insurance Law LAW 6080 Insurance Law 2 3 The course deals with the making administration and interpretation of insurance contracts governmental including judicial regulation of insurance common insurance contract provisions subrogation excess liability of insurers and property life and liability insurance policies and problems Medical Malpractice Law LAW 6725 Medical Malpractice Law 2 3 Medical Malpractice Law examines legal claims that may be brought against physicians hospitals and other allied health professionals and organizations as a result of the provision of medical and or health services or as a result of relationships with medical and health services providers The course will examine the duties of care imposed by law on medical and health care providers legal remedies for breach of the standards of medical care defenses to legal claims and medical ethics Recommended but not required as a prerequisite Evidence Law Mergers and Acquisitions LAW 7065 Mergers

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  • Bankruptcy Law Pathway - Law
    this pathway include Civil Procedure Contracts Constitutional Law and Property There are a number of courses devoted to subjects within the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution as well courses to help you prepare to take the bar examination Students who want to pursue legal practice in ADR should consider the courses below Other courses besides those listed are offered under the FIU College of Law curriculum Please view the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses will be offered during the current school year Foundation Courses related to this pathway include Contracts Core Courses Bankruptcy Law LAW 6052 Bankruptcy 2 3 This course covers such diverse matters as the various forms of relief available to different kinds of debtors including liquidation reorganization of a business and adjustment of an individual s debts financing a Chapter 11 debtor in possession the automatic stay and the rights of secured and unsecured creditors the trustee s avoiding powers exemptions discharge of debts and the treatment of executory contracts The basic concepts underlying the 1978 Bankruptcy Code such as discharge reorganization and equitable distribution are also investigated Secured Transactions LAW 6051 Secured Transactions 2 3 This course covers the creation perfection and enforcement of security interests in personal property under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code including priorities among conflicting interests in the same property and choice of law problems Some discussion of bankruptcy law as it affects the interests of secured creditors may also be included Advanced Electives Law of Corporate Finance LAW 7064 Law of Corporate Finance 2 3 An advanced corporations course on legal and economic issues involved in corporate financing decisions covering a broad range of issues including basic accounting valuation of corporate entities and their securities corporate capital structures including the relationship of corporate debt to equity and the impact of leverage dividend and investment policy and new financial instruments such as derivatives and structured finance Payment Systems LAW 6556 Payment Systems 2 3 This course will survey the uses of different payment mechanisms negotiable and nonnegotiable instruments credit cards and electronic funds transfer and wire transfer systems in both credit and cash transactions The course will consider allocation of risks for fraud countermands defenses on the underlying contract mistake timeliness and unauthorized payments In each case the allocation of risks in connection with different payment mechanisms will be considered along with whether these allocations should be the same or different for each mechanism The course will focus on Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code and as time permits consider letters of credit under U C C Article 5 and the International Chamber of Commerce Uniform Customs and Practice Special emphasis will be given to techniques of statutory analysis commercial counseling and a rethinking of present rules especially in the light of the revision of Articles 3 and 4 The impact of federal legislation on the state payments law U C C Articles 3 4 and 4A may also be treated Remedies LAW 6320 Remedies

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