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Honors Program in Law

The Honors Program in Law (HPLW) is an exciting opportunity for students interested in earning a law degree at the University of Miami.  Through this program, students with high academic ability gain admission to both undergraduate study and to graduate study in the School of Law.  Such an achievement guarantees admission to the School of Law, pending students meet all program requirements - and gives qualified students the chance to complete both bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees in just six years.

This innovative program is available to students who complete three years in residence at UM in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Requirements for the Honors Program in Law:

  • 90 credits are earned at UM
  • Admission is provisional to the program at the time of admission to UM undergraduate study.  During the applicant's third year, a standard application form is then submitted to the School of Law.
  • The applicant must be in the top 5% of his/her graduating class and have a minimum SAT score of 1400 (combined Math and Critical Reading scores)
  • The applicant must take the LSAT and submit a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5

    Note that in order to be competitive for merit-based scholarships, a strong LSAT is required.

    To be promoted to the University of Miami School of Law, a HPLW student must: meet all standard Law School admissions requirements which include (a) registering for the LSDAS service, and (b) submitting the application for the School of Law full-time program by the preferred deadline date.

    For more information on the HPEP program contact:
    Rochelle Y. Boreland
    Asst. Director, Office of Admission
    E-mail: r.boreland@miami.edu

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