Message From The Director
Pedro A. Malavet
Director, LL.M. in Comparative Law Program & Professor of Law
The LL.M. in Comparative Law Program at the University of Florida Levin College of Law is designed for international law school graduates who want to hone their legal skills, gain detailed knowledge in fields of United States law of special interest to them, and experience living and studying in a community uniquely suited for academic pursuits. The program also welcomes graduates from the ABA-accredited law schools in my home island of Puerto Rico who wish to study law in an English-dominant environment.
Our rich curriculum, certificate programs, and diverse, world-renowned faculty of more than 60 tenure-track professors, 30 legal skills professors and 18 librarians and library support staff provide students enrolled in our program with the opportunity to create their own individualized course of study to earn their degree.
We are very selective in admitting students to our program. Students who are admitted have excellent credentials, having graduated near the top of their class from some of the best law schools around the world. We usually enroll fewer than forty students each year. As a result, the students are able to interact extensively with each other, and, as the director, I am able to personally devote time and attention to each and every student.
As a professor of Comparative Law for over sixteen years, it is a great privilege to teach and to counsel the students in my program. The interaction with such a diverse group of legal professionals is the very best part of my job as program director. Please visit my personal web page for our admitted and enrolled students at: http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/LLM/llmmain.htm
Thank you for your interest in the University of Florida LL.M. in Comparative Law Program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Professor Pedro A. Malavet, Director