Miami, Florida International and West Virginia to each launch new LL.M. in 2014

Three U.S. law schools have announced new graduate law programs to launch in Fall 2014.

The University of Miami School of Law is launching a new LL.M. program in the Taxation of Cross-Border Investment.
The 28-unit program "will benefit students who have a solid foundation in their own domestic tax system and who are a few years out of law school, lawyers who are practicing, or intend to practice, in or with Latin America in order to develop the niche market of structuring investments in and by Latin America, and non-U.S. lawyers ready to delve into a more sophisticated tax practice and looking to understand enough U.S. tax law to work well with U.S. tax lawyers."

Florida International University is launching an LL.M. for foreign attorneys in U.S. Law, starting in August 2014. The 24-credit course is for lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country. Students will be taught U.S. Law in English. The campus is in Miami and tuition is an affordable $19,734. The deadline is May 15, 2014.

West Virginia University is the eighth U.S. law school to offer an LL.M. in energy law. It’s Energy Law & Sustainable Development degree will kick off in August 2014.

“West Virginia is at the center of energy production for the country,” the school’s website states. “There is no better place to learn about the intersecting laws and policies governing all of the country’s energy resources than at WVU Law.”

The school will conduct the program through its Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and utilize other resources in the area