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jsidari

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International Law
« on: October 29, 2004, 10:39:45 AM »
I am trying to find the Top Law Schools who specialize in International Law.  I can only find the top 5, can anyone email me the top 20 or so.

I am looking to go to PITT, I heard they have an outstanding International Law Program.

Any Advice??

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Re: International Law
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2004, 10:51:49 AM »
There's a previous thread about top international law programs:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,11022.0.html

I don't know anything specifically about Pitt.

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Re: International Law
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2004, 11:09:03 AM »
Thank you.

What are the best ways to search out these types of schools.  Does anyone have any recommendations of publications other than rankings that go into detail about School Specialty Programs like sivil, environmental, international...?

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Re: International Law
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2004, 05:57:34 PM »
I don't know if I can help too much, but I'm also looking into intl law.  The thing I heard is to not pay too much attention to specialized intl law programs.  Intl law is just law but with a foreign aspect to it.  In other words, you should have a specialty in mind besides just intl law (contracts, human rights, immigration, etc.)  Most of the good intl law programs are in nyc and dc - any decent school in those cities should be good for you.  But more importantly, you need some kind of experience in the intl field.  If you don't have it already, you should think about working somewhere that offers this and that's where being in dc or nyc come in.  I'm curious, what are the top five schools that are mentioned?  I know of a few more, but don't want to repeat.
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Re: International Law
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2004, 06:22:00 PM »
What do you mean by international law?

Comparative law?

Or do you want to argue before the world court or the hague?

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Re: International Law
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2004, 01:30:26 AM »
I don't know how much rankings will tell you. "International Law" is a big field, so it really depends what you are after. Overall, I think you'd have to go with NYU, Michigan, Harvard, and possibly Stanford. The other top-ten/fifteen schools are very strong as well. Pittsburgh is quite good, but not in this league.

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Re: International Law
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2004, 02:40:59 AM »
I don't know how much rankings will tell you. "International Law" is a big field, so it really depends what you are after. Overall, I think you'd have to go with NYU, Michigan, Harvard, and possibly Stanford. The other top-ten/fifteen schools are very strong as well. Pittsburgh is quite good, but not in this league.
Nyu, Columbia, Georgetown.  Then Harvard and Yale. 

At least according to the USNews rankings.

But honestly, go to a reasonably good law school and do well, and then get a post-jd degree at a great IL Uni.
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Re: International Law
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2004, 11:51:21 AM »
Here is the list.

1.  New York University 
2.  Columbia University (NY)
3.  Georgetown University (DC)
4.  Harvard University (MA)
   Yale University (CT)
6.  American University (Washington College of Law) (DC)
7.  University of Virginia 
8.  George Washington University (DC)
9.  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 
10.  University of California–Berkeley 
11.  Cornell University (NY)
   Duke University (NC)
13.  Stanford University (CA)
   University of Texas–Austin 
15.  Washington University in St. Louis 
16.  Northwestern University (IL)
17.  Tulane University (LA)
18.  University of Iowa 
   University of Washington

I have extensive International work exposure/experience.  I feel that is good advice to go near N.Y. or D.C.  I am definetely looking to sneak my way into a school like American University.  Out of Georgetown, G.W., and American I think I have the best chance at American U.  Any recommendations for any other schools around the D.C. area that are not one of these top schools?

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Re: International Law
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2004, 11:46:58 PM »
Those are the main DC schools for intl law.  But Mason also has a decent program from what I hear, especially on the private side.  AU is definitely slanted towards public law.  I have no idea about Catholic.
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