New Rankings Place Georgetown, Columbia & Harvard Law Schools as Top Legal Programs for International Law


Law Street Media, LLC
Anneliese Mahoney


NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Monday June 22, 2015. Georgetown University Law Center, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, and American University Washington College of Law top the list of Law Street’s International Law specialty rankings. This is the second year that Law Street has compiled a list of the top law schools based on specialty programs. In addition to International Law, Law Street will be assessing the best programs in the country for Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights Law, and Joint JD/MBA Degree Programs.

With law school applications and enrollment down, the value of a traditional legal education with its current price tag is the subject of continual debate. Law Street Specialty Rankings blend the quantitative and qualitative in a way that accurately highlights the top law schools around the country.

“Last year’s speciality rankings were truly successful at pinpointing the best schools for five different specialities,” said John A. Jenkins, Founder and CEO of Law Street Media. “This year we wanted to continue to lead the way in providing vital information for prospective law school students by focusing on five new specialities. Law Street is committed to examining law schools’ programs in an innovative manner that takes into account qualitative factors that other rankings–such as those published by U.S. News and World Report–overlook.”

Top 10 Law Schools for International Law Also Include: Fordham University School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Northwestern University School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, and University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

For the full list of top 10 law schools, click here.

This is the first time Georgetown University Law Center has topped Law Street’s rankings. It was awarded the number one spot based on its wide array of international law related courses, its excellent International Women Human Right’s Clinic, and a variety of networking and extracurricular opportunities for students.

Honorable Mentions: Yale Law School; University of Pennsylvania Law School; University of Chicago Law School; University of Washington School of Law; Stanford Law School.

For our full program rankings, click here.

Law Street’s rankings take into account a wide variety of factors, including specialty courses offered; graduates employed in the specialty; proximity to subject-relevant employment centers; networking and extracurricular opportunities; and how the program is rated by others.

Law Street is an open-access web-based media platform covering law and public policy. It was founded as a way to provide a single essential resource to law students and young professionals in the rapidly-evolving legal industry. Read the press release about Law Street’s recent launch here, and see the Publishers Weekly story about our company here. Law Street’s Founder and CEO is journalist and author John A. Jenkins, formerly President and Publisher of CQ Press. Read more about John and the rest of the Law Street team here.


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