Top School in Philadelphia for International Law Courses

Students interested in studying international law in the Philadelphia area have few options. Read about the top local school's degree programs, ranking and tuition information to find the best school for you.

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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.

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Category Temple University
Rankings Tied at #121 for National Universities (2015), #11 for International Law (2014)*
Location Philadelphia, PA
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 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.

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