« on: April 02, 2007, 11:37:36 AM »
Yes, but also consider the specialty rankings -- Case's health law program jumped to #5 this year, and its international program is now #15 (tied with U Texas). IP is up there, too (I forget what that ranking is).
If you want to do international law, I honestly don't think there are many schools outside the T14 that do a better job at it than Case. There are tons of students this summer who are working at international tribunals -- the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the Special Court for the Former Yugoslavia, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (prosecuting Khmer Rouge), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (prosecuting the Rwandan genocide of 1994), etc. Several students have gone on to do 6-month or 12-month clerkships with the ICC. At least two students each summer work for Human Rights Watch (Case has two guaranteed spots with HRW), and at least two each summer work for the International Trade Centre in Geneva, which is an agency of the WTO. Case students prepared documents for the Iraqi Special Tribunal that prosecuted Saddam Hussein, and others prepared memos related to Guantanamo detainees and counterterrorism actions -- documents that are actually being used in the cases.
Ohio State certainly has its strengths, but it doesn't have anything like that.
Anyway, don't choose Case just because you think you have a better chance of making law review... it's sort of presumptuous to assume that. Choose Case because you like it, because you want to be in Cleveland, because you got a bigger scholarship, or because you want to pursue a certain specialty area. Just don't choose it because of a presumption that it's easier.