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UCLA International law reputation

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Re: UCLA International law reputation
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2005, 01:42:41 AM »
Actually for what it's worth, the USNews rankings in international law (which I had not seen beyond knowing NYU was #1), correlate quite strongly with my research on the subject.  I have found that Georgetown, Columbia, and Michigan have exceptional international offerings, while Chicago and UCLA seem quite limited (although UCLA is expanding their offerings I've heard).

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Re: UCLA International law reputation
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2005, 10:49:44 PM »

But I am skeptical that there is any weight to international law programs. Isn't that what an LLM is for?

pretty much. A "better" intl law program may serve as a tiebreaker between similar schools, but it shouldn't be a large fator in a decision.

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Re: UCLA International law reputation
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2005, 01:43:20 PM »

But I am skeptical that there is any weight to international law programs. Isn't that what an LLM is for?

pretty much. A "better" intl law program may serve as a tiebreaker between similar schools, but it shouldn't be a large fator in a decision.

Agreed.  For instance I'd choose Michigan or Penn over Virginia for international law.

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Re: UCLA International law reputation
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2005, 05:28:33 PM »
I don't know about the 3rd and 4th, but the first two are part of Int. Law.  I would think the 3rd would be something you might do down the road a bit, not anytime soon after graduating.  I would think immigration would be mostly a domestic issue, but I could be wrong.

PS I am looking at #2 as a possibility