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Imagine yourself working at the Hague, fighting for international human rights or defending immigrants facing deportation. The field of international law is now more important than ever with globalization, trade agreements, and human rights policies affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. Take a look at the top law schools for international law in the USA. They have been chosen based on their academic reputation, commitment to the field of international law, research centers and institutes, study abroad opportunities and exchange agreements with international law faculties.

10. University of Virginia

"Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty"

Location:Charlottesville, Virginia

Study Abroad Opportunities :

Joint degree from University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne Law School and Sciences Po/Paris.

Tuition/Year: $35,700

9. Yale University

"Yale Law School is one of the world's premier law schools. "

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Study Abroad Opportunities :

Fellowship at the American University in Cairo

Fellowships in International Human Rights

International Court of Justice at the Hague Internship/Clerkship

Tuition/Year: $40,900

8. University of Texas

"Students at UT Law enjoy the best of many worlds, and they emerge with a spectacular education. "

Location: Austin, Texas

Study Abroad Opportunities :

Semester in London at the University of London

JD/LLM joint program with the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh.

Tuition/Year: $31,648

7. University of Michigan

"A diverse body of talented students whose cooperative spirit helps bring out the best in faculty and student alike. "

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Study Abroad Opportunities :

Students may create their own semester study abroad arrangements, approved by the Law School, and in recent years have done so with the University of Copenhagen, ITAM in Mexico City, the University of Hong Kong, and ICADE, Comillas, in Madrid, Spain.

Tuition/Year: $38,502

6. Duke University

"A community of students and scholars located in the center of one of the country's greatest research universities. "

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Study Abroad Opportunities :

Duke Law offers two international summer institutes:

The Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law (Switzerland) and the Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law (Hong Kong)

Tuition/Year: $38,739

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