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ntiger

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Schools for Immigration / International Law
« on: March 30, 2009, 09:27:31 AM »
Is there any particular schools that are renowned for an emphasis in this subject?  Are there rankings for this by Us News?

I have read that there is really no such thing as a "Best Law School for ________" and that all schools pretty much have the same curriculum.  Is that true?

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Re: Schools for Immigration / International Law
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 09:29:15 AM »
Well which one is that you want to do? International law or immigration law?
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Re: Schools for Immigration / International Law
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 09:34:07 AM »
It is more of a curiousity... but more so immigration.

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Re: Schools for Immigration / International Law
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 10:05:18 AM »
business or family? what sort of practice size?
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Re: Schools for Immigration / International Law
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 09:49:27 AM »
Very generally, NYU is ranked as having the best Int'l law program in the country, however, HYS all have comparable, niche programs. HLS for example, has a joint JD/LLM with Cambridge University and specializes in human rights law on an international scale. YLS has a very strong theoretical program for international law, although I don't know what specialty. And SLS has great Int'l programs specializing in U.S.-Asian relations. Realistically though, your choice of type of int'l law, national region, type of firm sought, etc... will really define what is best for you.

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Re: Schools for Immigration / International Law
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 09:54:50 AM »
Thanks.  My LSAT was less than stellar, so any school like that is far from reach.  I am planning on attending a Tier 3 that I know has no specialization in the field.  I speak Spanish and am just looking at possible career paths utilizing that, so it is as broad as it gets now.  Just something to think about if I do decide to play the transfer game next year.  Thanks again!