School and Ranking Information
There is only one public institution offering an education in international law within a 20-mile radius of Philadelphia. According to rankings, tuition and school type, the following school is considered the top area school for an education in international law:
- Winner: Temple University is the only public school in the area with degrees in the field. The university offers a Master of Laws in Transnational Law.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||Tied at #121 for National Universities (2015), #11 for International Law (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|L.L.M. in Transnational Law Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$1,158 per credit***|
|International Law Degrees Offered||Master's|
|International Law Degrees Awarded in 2013||31**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||66%**|
|Noteworthy||Temple's Institute for International Law and Public Policy is available for students to join***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Temple University
- Temple Law offers numerous study abroad and exchange opportunities for its students
- The Beasley School of Law has a total of 11 international law faculty members
- Students get the opportunity to be editors of the International & Comparative Law Journal
Temple University has an enrollment of more than 38,000 students. The university offers over 400 programs from its 17 schools and colleges. Temple has a relatively low student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.
Temple's Beasley School of Law offers a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) in Transnational Law and a combined L.L.M. in Transnational Law and Juris Doctor (J.D.) program. In addition to the required core courses for the transnational L.L.M., students also take 24 elective credits in the field and have a semester of studying abroad. Some international law electives include immigration, Japanese and human rights law. The dual degree program is available to current J.D. students, graduates and students from different law institutions.