New York University has the highest ranked International Law Programs in the nation, according to the US News & World Report. New York University School of Law was the first law school established in New York City. It is highly regarded as one of the most selective and prestigious law schools in the United States.

Virginia’s international law program is one of the strongest in the country, rated in the top 10 nationally. Virginia’s international law program attracts speakers from around the world, including leaders of international institutions, etc. It also offers several dual-degree options in conjunction with other graduate divisions of the University as well as external graduate programs.

Duke Law School is fully integrated into Duke University, one of the top research universities in the country. Duke Law offers select JD candidates the opportunity to pursue a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in international and comparative law contemporaneously with their study for the JD degree. The LLM program is designed to introduce foreign-trained law graduates to the legal system of the U.S. and to provide them the opportunity to take advanced courses in specialized areas of the law.

Best Law Schools Specialty Rankings: International Law (Top 10 list)
1 New York University
2 Columbia University
3 Georgetown University
4 Harvard University
5 Yale University
6 George Washington University
   University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
8 American University (Washington)
9 University of Virginia
10 Duke University
Source: US News & World Report 2011

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America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
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