LSE v. IHEID - Geneva


jaspion
Hello,

I would be pleased to hear from you some thoughts and opinions on which masters program in international law you consider to be the most reputed and also better in terms of content. .. London School of Economics or the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. Which one would you go for and why ?

Thank you !
Hello,

I would be pleased to hear from you some thoughts and opinions on which masters program in international law you consider to be the most reputed and also better in terms of content. .. London School of Economics or the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. Which one would you go for and why ?

Thank you !
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If you intend to work in a French-speaking country, the Graduate Institute of International Studies would be excellent. On the other hand, if you intend to work in an English-speaking country, the London School of Economics would have the edge.
If you intend to work in a French-speaking country, the Graduate Institute of International Studies would be excellent. On the other hand, if you intend to work in an English-speaking country, the London School of Economics would have the edge.
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jaspion
thanks for the answer opiniojuris.
but when it comes to public international law, do you have another view on that ? usually practionners in this field are not restricted to one country or another... in that sort of 'supranational' environment, which institution do you think has the edge ? thanks.
thanks for the answer opiniojuris.
but when it comes to public international law, do you have another view on that ? usually practionners in this field are not restricted to one country or another... in that sort of 'supranational' environment, which institution do you think has the edge ? thanks.
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barmenator
You could check the european rankings of Financial Times.

Nevertheless, trying to compare 2 woldrwide renowned universities like these 2, it's like trying to decide if Stanford is better than Harvard at Law. You will receive only subjective standpoints, however, you will end up hearing about the same amount of opinions favoring each one. There's not really a better one, when you get to those tiers.

I suggest you check both curriculums and decide on your own. I've seen the IHEID and it seems to me more research oriented. The program is not even called "LLM in international law" it's a "master in international studies with a focus/specialization in international law".

LSE might be more practical or might have more law credits than just a specialization, but I couldn't attest to that.
You could check the european rankings of Financial Times.

Nevertheless, trying to compare 2 woldrwide renowned universities like these 2, it's like trying to decide if Stanford is better than Harvard at Law. You will receive only subjective standpoints, however, you will end up hearing about the same amount of opinions favoring each one. There's not really a better one, when you get to those tiers.

I suggest you check both curriculums and decide on your own. I've seen the IHEID and it seems to me more research oriented. The program is not even called "LLM in international law" it's a "master in international studies with a focus/specialization in international law".

LSE might be more practical or might have more law credits than just a specialization, but I couldn't attest to that.
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I would go for the IHEID, its much more "international" than LSE, and it is VERY WELL KNOW in the public international law sphere!
I would go for the IHEID, its much more "international" than LSE, and it is VERY WELL KNOW in the public international law sphere!
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Hi,

I must say there is a huge difference between both programs
LSE and IHEID. I can recommend you

1) LLM Programme at LSE:

The programme is run by the LSE Law Department, which is rated in the highest category in the UK for both research and teaching. Students take four courses, usually over a period of one year of full-time study. Students elect at least one course to be assessed by means of an independent research dissertation. Courses may be selected from approximately 60 Law Department courses or from certain complementary offerings in other LSE Departments. LSE programme is particulary educational oriented.

Notable scholars: Robert Baldwin, Neil Duxburry, Linda Mulcahy, Sarah Worthington, etc.

2. MIS Progamme at IHEID (international law oriented)

IHEID offers two degreesa two-year Master of International Studies (MIS) in International History and Politics, and a four-year Ph. D. Both degrees involve writing a research dissertation.
Besides a reputed faculty with varied interests, the section welcomes each year a distinguished array of visiting professors from around the world (Harvard,, Yale, Tokio?). Most of the classes are in the form of small participative eminars and marked by a collegial atmosphere of debate and discussion. IHEID is a bilingual institute in English and French. MIS students are expected to have certified competence in one language and passive knowledge of the other.

businesses, NGOs, etc.

Famous scholars: A. Clapham, Chales Wyplosz, A. Leibich

Great oportunities at Ph.D. candidate exchange programme Bogumil Terminski

Try also law programme at Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne (international law programme) and University of London Law School Master of Laws LLM

regards,

Jackie
Hi,

I must say there is a huge difference between both programs
LSE and IHEID. I can recommend you

1) LLM Programme at LSE:

The programme is run by the LSE Law Department, which is rated in the highest category in the UK for both research and teaching. Students take four courses, usually over a period of one year of full-time study. Students elect at least one course to be assessed by means of an independent research dissertation. Courses may be selected from approximately 60 Law Department courses or from certain complementary offerings in other LSE Departments. LSE programme is particulary educational oriented.

Notable scholars: Robert Baldwin, Neil Duxburry, Linda Mulcahy, Sarah Worthington, etc.

2. MIS Progamme at IHEID (international law oriented)

IHEID offers two degrees—a two-year Master of International Studies (MIS) in International History and Politics, and a four-year Ph. D. Both degrees involve writing a research dissertation.
Besides a reputed faculty with varied interests, the section welcomes each year a distinguished array of visiting professors from around the world (Harvard,, Yale, Tokio?). Most of the classes are in the form of small participative eminars and marked by a collegial atmosphere of debate and discussion. IHEID is a bilingual institute in English and French. MIS students are expected to have certified competence in one language and passive knowledge of the other.

businesses, NGOs, etc.

Famous scholars: A. Clapham, Chales Wyplosz, A. Leibich

Great oportunities at Ph.D. candidate exchange programme Bogumil Terminski

Try also law programme at Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne (international law programme) and University of London Law School Master of Laws LLM

regards,

Jackie
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I would go for the IHEID, its much more "international" than LSE, and it is VERY WELL KNOW in the public international law sphere!


One solution: IHEID is just so much better than LSE:)
<blockquote>I would go for the IHEID, its much more "international" than LSE, and it is VERY WELL KNOW in the public international law sphere! </blockquote>

One solution: IHEID is just so much better than LSE:)
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andresob5
I think both programs are very good, and both of them are very prestigious! However I've seen that LSE has a more flexible curriculum, you can chose any course you want, while IHEID has some compulsory courses, so maybe you should consider how much this compulsory courses at IHEID interest you. However, both of them are very good, and LSE has a great prestige overseas, while IHEID is more specialized so it is not so well known.
I think both programs are very good, and both of them are very prestigious! However I've seen that LSE has a more flexible curriculum, you can chose any course you want, while IHEID has some compulsory courses, so maybe you should consider how much this compulsory courses at IHEID interest you. However, both of them are very good, and LSE has a great prestige overseas, while IHEID is more specialized so it is not so well known.
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